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World War II Veteran Albert J. MacKrell, Sr., a resident of Levittown since 1952, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Statesman Nursing Home at the age of 83. 

He was the husband of Eleanor (Lynn) S. Nowicki MacKrell, to whom he was married for 61 years. Born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Wilson and Bessie MacKrell, Al was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II, serving as a Paratrooper in the 508th PIR of the 82nd Airborne Division. He participated in jumps into Normandy and Holland. He was rushed into Belgium to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war his regiment was General Eisenhower's Honor Guard. Al retired from Rohm and Haas and was an avid outdoor sportsman. 

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son, Dr. Albert J. MacKrell, Jr. (Jamie) of San Antonio, Tex.; two daughters, Carol Hannah (Steve) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Debbie Krobath (David) of Houston, Tex.; and three grandchildren, Kevin Krobath and Michelle and Lindsey Hannah.

 Relatives and friends are invited to share in Al's Life Celebration Monday from 10-11 a.m. at Beck Givnish of Levittown, 7400 New Falls Rd., where services will be at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Al's name may be sent to American Heart Assn., 625 W. Ridge Pike, Bldg. A, Suite 100, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428-1190.

 (Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, 4 Apr 2008, page 5) - courtesy of Tedd Cocker