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1929 Francis 2020

Francis McKenzie

December 5, 1929 — September 10, 2020

Francis “Dick” Raymond McKenzie, 90, of Finzel, passed away peacefully at UPMC Western Maryland on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Born on December 5, 1929; he was the son of the late John William “Satchel” McKenzie and Grace Virginia (Michael) Jeffries McKenzie.  He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Joshua Daniel McKenzie and great granddaughter Emmaline Anna Maria McKenzie, two brothers, John W. McKenzie Sr. and Eugene “Flooze” McKenzie; and two sisters, Hilda Giles and Wilma Femi.

Francis came from a big family of twenty-four half-brothers and eleven half-sisters, he is the last of his siblings.

Mr. McKenzie was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, St. Michael Church. He retired from Clappers Industries. Dick was a very hard worker, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family was his joy and life. Francis was a simple man not wanting for anything. He liked taking long walks.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, May Emmaline (Caton) McKenzie; three sons, Ronald McKenzie and wife Vicki, Zilhman, MD, Danny McKenzie and friend Ruth, Pocahontas, PA, Terry McKenzie and wife Jamie, Finzel, MD; one daughter, Debbie Arnold and husband Doug, Frostburg, MD; three grandsons, Ronald Jr. McKenzie and wife Stacey, Frostburg, MD, Christopher McKenzie and wife Allison, Finzel, MD, Corey Arnold, Frostburg, MD; one granddaughter, Katie Broadwater, Grantsville; four great grandsons, Noah, Jerad, and Chad McKenzie and Austin Broadwater; two great granddaughters, Isabella McKenzie and Savana Broadwater. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Hazel McKenzie, Finzel, MD.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funeral Services will be conducted after the viewing at 1:00 pm with Rev. George Harpold officiating.

Interment will be at Greenville PA Cemetery after service.

Pallbearers are Ronnie McKenzie Jr., Francie Giles, Joe Minick, David Kitis, John Kitis and Timmy Siegmyer.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

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