Leonard Granville "Red" Mack, 93, of Washington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
He was born August 12, 1927 in Washington, the son of the late Robert G. and Nellie M. Thomas Mack.
Mr. Mack was a 1945 graduate of Washington High School, and was a member of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Washington. He was employed at Jessop Steel for 40 years as a "Roll Turner" up until his retirement. Mr. Mack was the first African American noted in the trade of "Roll Turner". He was also the first African American clothes salesman on Main Street in Washington, being employed at one time at Sol Mintz. Mr. Mack was also the first African American Lector/Commentator at Immaculate Conception Church in Washington. He enjoyed listening to Jazz music and at one time was the Vice President of the Washington Jazz Society. Mr. Mack was very proud of being the youngest member of the 50 member organization, "Top Hatters", and served as President for 10 years. He was a devout crossword puzzle worker, enjoyed walking, and was an avid Steeler fan. Mr. Mack also enjoyed traveling. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
On November 30, 1957 he married Agnes L. Norvell who passed away on November 18, 1991. Surviving are two daughters, Stacey L. (Ted) Vactor of Md., and Lenane Mack of Washington; three grandchildren, Tori Vactor, Aaron (Camille) Vactor, and Ericka (Farah) Hashi; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Mack was preceded in death by a brother, Robert G. Mack III.
All funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave., Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 16 Ridge Ave., Washington PA 15301. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com