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Dean W. Kriner Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Saturday January 22nd, 2022

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Howard Kane Macauley, Ph.D.

Howard Kane Macauley, Ph.D., age 89, of Bloomsburg, PA passed away peacefully on January 18, 2022.

Born in Philadelphia to Evelyn and Howard Macauley, Sr., he grew up in Reading, PA and lived most of his life in Bloomsburg.

After receiving a B.A. in English and Social Science from Bucknell University, an M.A. in Journalistic Studies and Mass Communications from Stanford University, an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Howard was a Professor and later Dean of the School of Professional Studies at Bloomsburg University for 30 years (1967-1996).

Prior to his academic career, Howard served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, including work in the Counter Intelligence Corps in Berlin, Germany. Through Bloomsburg University, he helped to establish exchange programs with universities in China and served on a national education delegation that traveled there frequently. In addition, he journeyed with his family to Europe, South America, and other parts of Asia and took regular motorhome trips with Marion and his three children throughout the United States and Canada.

Howard was a passionate model railroader, a hobby to which he devoted close attention during his last two and a half decades. In particular, he designed and built a large, detailed train layout of the city of Reading. For many years of his adult life, he engaged in distance running, a sport he had taken up as a high school and college student. He competed and won his age group in numerous road races, and at age 52 ran in the Boston Marathon, finishing in only three hours and ten minutes.

Howard was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and a devotee of classical music. His friends and family knew him as a proud father and husband, little league coach, and figure committed to working with his hands on do-it-yourself projects that included restoring antiques, building model airplanes, home renovation, and framing pictures.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion, with whom he was happily married for just shy of 50 years.

Howard is survived by his children: Deborah Stellamaris, of Santa Monica, CA, David Macauley, of Philadelphia, and Douglas Macauley, of Santa Clara, CA, along with 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, with his former pastor, Rev. Stephen L. Cureton, officiating. Interment to follow at Elan Memorial Park, 5595 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg.

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Howard was a trusted and valued colleague, mentor and friend. He was loyal to his many colleagues in education, and wise in his judgment. We served together at Deans counsel for 5 years, and I always regarded him as the role model for the rest of us to follow.

John Baird Feb 19 2022 11:05 PM

We will miss our dear friend and neighbor Howard. Deepest sympathy.

Jeanie & Mark Golden Jan 31 2022 6:09 PM

I have such wonderful memories of both of your parents growing up. My condolences Deb, David and Doug.

Cathy Lewellyn Rader Jan 28 2022 9:21 PM

Sorry for your loss

Brenda Stauffer Jan 21 2022 10:06 PM

Howard was a phenomenal Dean, colleague and mentor to me in my role as Chair of the Department of Nursing and Assistant Dean, School of Health Sciences. The trip to China with President Kozloff and a delegation from BU will always be sheared in my heart and mind forever. He loved the academy and education of the next generation. Memorial trees have been planted in his name so that his memory will live for many generations to come.

Christine M Alichnie Jan 21 2022 11:05 AM

2 photos were added for Howard Kane Macauley, Ph.D.

David Macauley Jan 20 2022 10:46 PM

A photo was added for Howard Kane Macauley, Ph.D.

David Macauley Jan 20 2022 10:45 PM

Photo of Howard and Marion Macauley

David Macauley Jan 20 2022 10:44 PM

A photo was added for Howard Kane Macauley, Ph.D.

David Macauley Jan 20 2022 10:42 PM

An accomplished man. Now I know who is responsible for David Macaulay.( That's a good thing)

Richard Odabashian Jan 20 2022 7:42 PM

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