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Howard Kane Macauley, Ph.D.

July 13, 1932 — January 18, 2022

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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Saturday, January 22, 2022

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