Randy J. (Blaster) McCracken, 67, of Clearfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 30th, at home with his wife by his side.
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He was the son of the late Blair and Dorothy (Jury) McCracken of Woodland.
Randy grew up in Woodland and had many fond memories of playing baseball and participating in Boy Scouts. He was a 1971 graduate of St. Francis High School. On April 20, 1974 he married his high school sweetheart, Ann Siebenrock, who survives.
As a boy he had a newspaper route in Woodland, and later went on to work at Nick’s Atlantic Service Station. He then went to work at Cuetara Hile Sandblasting and Memorials for 17 years. From there he drove truck for Kephart Trucking for 25 years until his retirement in 2013.
Randy loved watching birds and cheering for Penn State, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
His biggest enjoyment was his eighteen grandchildren. He also loved hunting and enjoying a drink at the Elks. Randy was a very handy man and could fix anything. He loved to work on anything mechanical. One of his favorite pastimes was playing with his fur babies, Lilly, Daizy, and Ruger.
He is survived by his seven children, Barry and wife Sherry McCracken of Curwensville, Scott McCracken and fiancée Crystal Green of Clearfield, Michael and wife Lori McCracken of Curwensville, Kristia and husband James Jackson of Clearfield, Tracy and husband Shane Kelly of West Decatur, Hannah and husband Kurtis Witherite of Clearfield, and Corey McCracken of Clearfield, two brothers, Timothy McCracken and companion Kristi Rich of Curwensville, and Mark and wife Kelly McCracken of Clearfield, and grandchildren Brennen, Cayden, Matthew, Bradyn, Brylee, Aaron, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Michael, Megan, and Kyle McCracken, Noah and Madison Confer, Molly and Matthew Jackson, Mya Kelly, Jacob and soon to be baby girl Witherite.
He is proceeded in death by his parents and a baby sister.
Friends will be received at the Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield on Tuesday, September 3, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, and on Wednesday, September 4, from 10-11 AM.
Funeral services will be at the funeral home at 11 AM with Fr. Brandon Kleckner officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospice PO Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.