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Scott Alexander McCraney, 51, Loving Husband and Devoted Father

Services will be held on Wednesday at Newtown Presbyterian Church.

Scott Alexander McCraney, 51, passed away Sunday.
Scott Alexander McCraney, 51, passed away Sunday.

Scott Alexander McCraney, 51, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday January 12, 2014 in Newtown, PA.  

Scott was born in Birmingham, AL, lived throughout the Southeast, and graduated from Bethel Park High School in Pennsylvania.  He attended UNC, Wilmington in North Carolina on a swimming scholarship and subsequently graduated from Auburn University.  

He received his  Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University in Atlanta and completed a pharmacy practice residency at The University of Kentucky in Lexington. Throughout his pharmacy career he worked in various aspects of clinical pharmacy and was employed for the last 15 years by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals.   

He was a passionate runner, an avid golfer and most recently developed a passion for snow skiing. He was a loving husband and a devoted father who participated with his boys in various youth sports activities such as Little League soccer and baseball and the Centennial High School Junior Knights football program.  

He grew up in the Methodist Church and recently joined the Newtown Presbyterian Church with his family. He is preceded in death by his father John William McCraney, his mother Martha Cox McCraney Allen and his brother John Michael McCraney. 

He is survived by his wife of 27 years Beth Spann McCraney, two sons Wright A. McCraney and M. Connor McCraney, his brother Steven (Maria) McCraney of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, his sister Lisa (Wes) Woolard of Cumming, GA, his step mother Mary Jane McCraney of Marietta, Georgia, his in-laws Rock and Betty Jean Spann of Atlanta, his brother in law Bryant (Carol) Spann and eleven nieces and nephews.  

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:30am at Newtown Presbyterian Church.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center at 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA or www.pennmedicine.org/giving.

Terri Ruda January 15, 2014 at 12:12 AM
Scott was an amazing husband, father, son and friend. He had the most infectious smile. When you first met him you felt like you were visiting with an old friend. He has left this world a better place. But he has also left this world way too soon. Please pray for his wife Beth and his sons. This will be a huge loss to overcome. God speed Scott.

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