Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lacy McCrary has stroke

Former BJ reporter and Philadelphia Inquirer retiree Lacy McCrary, who celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 5 with Colleen Christy McCrary in the Vanderbilt mansion, the 255-room Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, had a stroke shortly afterward.

Lacy McCrary
By Dec. 18 he recovered enough to return to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, where they live. He’s in Waccamaw Hospital undergoing swallow tests and on pureed food and tiny sips of liquid.

Murrells Inlet is 18 miles from Pauleys Island, South Carolina, where retired printer Dick Latshaw and his wife Pat live. Dick and Pat live two blocks from BJ business department retiree Harold McElroy’s widow, Linda. Retired printer Sid Sprague, who also lived near them on Pawleys Island, moved to Loveland, Colorado with his new bride several years ago after former Cuyahoga Falls resident Sid’s first wife died.

Kathy Rash McCrary is with Lacy and Colleen.

Since this is a somber article, I tried to find a photo of Lacy NOT smiling. No luck. Nearly a dozen photos, and Lacy has a wide smile or laugh in all of them. I think that’s the way he rolls.

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