Mac grew up in Huntington, Long Island. He attended Blair Academy. As a freshman at Princeton he wrestled and played baseball. He was secretary of Dial Lodge. He was on the baseball, swimming, and bowling teams. During the war he was transferred to Cornell by the Navy, and he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He was a Navy Seabee in the Philippines.

Returning to Forest Hills, N.Y., from the Philippines in 1947, he met and married Nancy Keane, the younger daughter of Cmdr. Thomas J. Keane, the first national director of Sea Scouting.

During his career he worked as a cost engineer for Allied Chemical, as a civil engineer with Arabian American Oil (ARAMCO), and as international purchasing supervisor for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO). He retired at 55 to pursue his love of golf, gardening, and tinkering.

Mac died March 25, 2018. He was predeceased by Nancy in 2016. He is survived by daughter Deirdre Cole, son Keane McCarthy, five granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1945