Ermine S. “Mac” MacBeth, 76, of Galveston, passed away Monday, October 4, 2010, at his residence.
His family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 7th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, October 8th, at Temple Emanuel Christian Church with Pastor Rudy Soto officiating.
Mac was born September 3, 1934, in Galveston, Texas. He was a 1954 graduate of Ball High School and served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for many years with the Santa Fe Railroad, working nights simultaneously as an ambulance driver with Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Mac retired from the railroad and enrolled in the Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston, graduating in 1967, and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1969. He served many of Galveston’s families for generations as a funeral director with Malloy & Son Funeral Home for over 30 years.
Mac was an active member of the Galveston community, serving in leadership positions and as a member of most of Galveston’s civic organizations. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Galveston Elks Lodge #126, Knights of Columbus #787, O’Connell Booster Club, American Legion Post #20, VFW Post #880, Galveston Lions Club, and Serra Club. He was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and recently attended Temple Emanuel Christian Church.
Mac was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Sinclair MacBeth and Clara Johnson MacBeth; his son, Ricky MacBeth; and granddaughter, Delia Peralez.
He is survived by his wife, Dalia MacBeth; daughter, Heather Parcel; sons, Randall (Randy) Thomas MacBeth, Alonzo Peralez, George Peralez, Robert Peralez, and Gilbert Joseph Peralez; grandchildren: Sean MacBeth, Lindz MacBeth-Wallace and husband Greg, Brittany MacBeth, Hannah Parcel, Kate Parcel, Krystal Valdez Peralez, who he raised as his own daughter, Angelina Peralez, Alonzo Peralez, III, and Erica Peralez Edgerly and husband, Brian; great grandchildren, Cameron and Jaiden MacBeth; mother-in-law, Maria Perez; daughters-in-law, Jennifer Wrobleski and husband, David, and Connie Rice, whom he loved as his daughters; cousins, Patti Pegues and husband, Billy Jack, and Stacie Thieme and husband, Allan; special friends, Lisa and Rex Henley, Corky Keown, and Alexis Aligria, whom he considered a granddaughter; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Corky Keown, George Peralez, Rex Henley, Sean MacBeth, Alonzo Peralez, III, and Billy Jack Pegues.
Mac’s family would like to thank Pastors Rudy and Esther Soto, Sister Sheila, and friends of the Temple Emanuel Christian Church. Thank you to everyone for being there in our time of need, for bringing food, and for offering us your unyielding support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple Emanuel Christian Church for their building fund.