Francis Alvin (Mac) McEnroe, 96, passed away on July 8, 2015, in Lawrence, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 8, 1918, in Kemmerer, Wyoming, the son of Emmett and Eunice McEnroe. Mac grew up in rural Shawnee County, Kansas, and graduated from Seaman High School in 1934. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, on active duty from February 1941 to December 1945, and then as an active reservist until 1959. After WWII Mac worked for the Santa Fe Railway in Topeka, where he met Dorothy Maxine Walters. They married on May 30, 1952.
Mac worked for IBM in Kansas City from 1953 until his retirement in 1981. He and Maxine resided in Overland Park from 1953 until 2014 when they moved to Lawrence. Mac was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village. In retirement he enjoyed playing golf with friends as well as volunteer work. Mac provided 8,167 hours of volunteer service to Shawnee Mission Medical Center from 1987 to 2013, and received the hospital’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2013.
Mac will be remembered for his kind, generous spirit and his love for his family. He is survived by Maxine, his wife of 63 years, Lawrence; a son, Bruce McEnroe, Lawrence; a daughter, Gail McEnroe, Chicago; granddaughters Anne McDonald (Joseph), Overland Park, and Emily Lange (Scot), Lawrence; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, July 12 at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church in Lawrence, KS. The family suggests memorials to Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Volunteer Fund, P.O. Box 2923, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201. Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.
Messages & Condolences
Mac was a wonderful man and volunteer at Shawnee Mission MC. I enjoyed visiting with him at lunch with all the other volunteers. We all liked him and I thought he was very kind and helpful to everyone.
Dear Gail and family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father Gail. I happen to be in Lawrence today, to celebrate my mother’s older sister’s 90th birthday. I will certainly keep you all in my prayers.
So very sad……Mac was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known. He always seemed to know when I was troubled and often what I was troubled about even before I mentioned it. There was nothing phony about Mac – that interest he exhibited in you was genuine. Maybe he couldn’t change something, but you always felt better after talking with him. “Good friend” hardly says it. You will be missed Mac.
Ed and I were sorry to hear of Mac’s passing. Not only was he a wonderful neighbor for many years but we always looked for him when we went to Shawnee Mission Hospital. He was a very helpful volunteer with a happy smile and knew right where to go in the hospital. I know he will be missed.
Maxine, Gail, and Bruce we remember well your work on Teech-Um and quality babysitting. We felt privileged to have you as neighbors. You will be in our thoughts in this special time.
So sorry to hear bout mac he was a charnming man I have enjoyed coming
In to work seeing his smile.made my day I’ll will miss him in dining room lauging. I never seen him upset god bless robyn herzog
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