George E. MacPherson, 73, formerly of Massena
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 6:54 pm

Funeral services for George E. MacPherson, 73, of Bloomington, Indiana formerly of Massena, will be held Thursday July 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Emmanuel Congregational Church in Massena. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Phillips Memorial Home Massena.

Mr. MacPherson passed away on July 21, 2010 in the Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Leo Sochia of Norfolk, Lisa and Rick Hartigan of Massena and Hope and David Henderson of Bloomington, Indiana; three sisters, Mae Brouse of Massena, Joyce Coto of Massena, and Betsy Frank of Massena; and five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by three brothers, John, Hugh and Stanley MacPherson; and two sisters, Marion Patterson and Beverly Corinstead.

George graduated from Massena Schools and was employed at the R.J. Rowell and White Dairy in Massena. He married Sylvia Garcia August 1, 1959 at the Emmanuel Congregational Church in Massena. He later went to work at the General Motor Plant in Massena as a pipe fitter for 18 years until his transfer in 1987 to the GM plant in Bedford, Indiana where he retired in 2005 after a total of 35 years of service to the company. After his retirement he enjoyed traveling to and spending time at their summer residence in Higly Flow Colton.

George was a member of the Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington, The Bloomington Elks Club, American Legion Bloomington, and a former member of the Massena Rescue Squad. He enjoyed carpentry, landscaping, gardening, holiday decorating and reading. He also volunteered at the Winter Shelter for the Homeless in Bloomington. He adored spending time with his beloved wife, children, family, and friends and will greatly missed.

Contributions may be made to Midwest Proton Radio Therapy Institute of Bloomington, Indiana or Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Indianapolis, Indiana. Online condolences may be made to