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John H. Macafee

May 19, 1930 - March 2, 2019


Date of Death:

March 2, 2019



Birth Date:

May 19, 1930

Birth Place:

Service Information:

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, New York


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 4 to 6 PM and Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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John H. Macafee

John H. Macafee of Athens Township passed away peacefully on March 2, 2019 at the age of 88. 

Born on May 19, 1930, to Irvin M. and Easel Chubbuck Macafee, he spent his life on a dairy farm and operated Mapoval Farms, Inc. with his father and brothers.  He graduated from Athens High School in 1948 as Salutatorian and recently attended his 70th class reunion.  John served as Scout Master for Troop 83 Greenslanding and as an Explorer Advisor.  He was very active in the Holstein Community as a member of the Holstein Association for 47 years, past president of Bradford County Holstein Club and past State Director of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association.  John served NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency) for over 50 years by maintaining a rain gauge for recording rainfall.  In addition, John was on the Board of Directors for Farmers National Bank and Citizens and Northern Bank for 28 years.  After retiring from dairy farming, and the loss of his wife, Beverly Robinson Macafee, he enjoyed working part time at Tractor Supply meeting people and assisting customers.  He also helped out at Robinson Greenhouse in East Athens. John was very knowledgeable regarding nature – birds, trees, soil, animals, growing crops, and, most of all, his prized Holstein cattle. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly Robinson Macafee; and his three brothers, Theodore, Irvin, Jr. (Mac), and Robert. 

John is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra (Macafee) and William Mainardi of Lincoln Park, NJ; and his sisters, Francella Spencer and Elaine Parsons of Milan, PA; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special care giver, Kathy Ayers of Rome, PA. 

A time of calling will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 4 to 6 PM and Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 10 to 11 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with David Wright officiating.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to John’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From:  Barbara Teplesky


As part of a great generation, John lived a life to be proud of and raised a special daughter! RIP, sir.

From:  Michael & Jacquelyn Rouse
Our sincere condolences to Johnny's family, especially Sandra, from Michael & Jacquelyn Rouse. Beverly was Michael's first cousin (Mildred Robinson and Isabell Rouse were sisters.)

From:  Darla Robinson
I’m wound like to send my condolences to Sanfyband her family. John was a great man. He will be in my thoughts.

From:  Denise Kelly Green
I had the privilege of meeting Johnny years ago and will never forget the time I got to spend with him and the Macafee family.  My son, Christopher, loved his Uncle Johnny and the times spent on the farm.  My prayers are with Cella and Elaine and the rest of the family.  Much love to all.

From:  Vicki Havens
My prayers are with the entire Macafee family. We have lost another member of your large family.

From:  Marilyn Wheeler
To Francella and family: Sorry to read of your brother's death. My sincere sympathy to you at this time. Marilyn Wheeler

From:  Marilyn Morgan
Francella and Elaine,

I was sorry to hear about Johnnie.  I do remember visiting the farm and the good times with all the family.

From:  Joan Macafee
My sincere sympathy to Sandy and Bill and to the family and friends of John. Many memories.

From: Donna Horton
John was a hard working man. Proud of his farming, cattle and love for his family. He had a happy go lucky attitide and loved  to socialize with friends and people in general.
He loved working at Tractor supply, ( feed and farm supplies), he loved delivering flowers and work at Robinsons nursery. Again with plants and soil, right up his ally
Now he and Bev can rest peacefully together.
My deepest sympathy to Sandy, Bill and all his family members.
Donna Horton

From:  Maureen McEntee
Sounds like an amazing life of a hard working man... And Sandy, you took care of your Dad in a way only a well loved child would have done. He will continue to live each day in your heart... not gone, just gone ahead. Sending healing thoughts and heartfelt hugs.

From:  Mary Lou Allen
Francella, my sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Mary Lou

From:  Marge Lewter
I have so many memories of Johnny at the farm, being the vet have having his encouragement through the years. I will never forget him and Beverly sitting at the table with the poodle on Johnny's lap having a bowl of ice cream. He always took us to get milkshakes at Millards on the hottest days. After he retired, I enjoyed sharing time with him, including the time he took us on a road trip down to Armenia Mountain to see the wind turbines. My world was a better place with Johnny. Deepest sympathy to Sandy.

From:  JoAnn Robinson Pipher
Sandy, So very sorry to hear about your Dad. He was one of my favorite uncles. Prayers for you

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