Rev. Russell H McCuen, Jr. (Mac), went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. He was born November 2, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to parents Olga Julia Christensen and Russell Howard McCuen, Sr. who preceded him in death along with his younger brother, Robert H. McCuen.
Mac graduated from Maryville College, TN (BA English, 1960), Pittsburgh Seminary (M. Divinity, 1963), and West Virginia University, (MBA, 1980). He pastored churches in Uniontown and West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and in Wheeling, West Virginia. He also served at the Presbyterian General Assembly in New York City and Louisville, Kentucky. After leaving the General Assembly, he completed four interim assignments in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia.
After retiring, Mac attended Harvey Browne Presbyterian, in Louisville, KY and was an avid Christian adult educator for Third Lutheran Church and Harvey Browne congregations. He loved to paint, dance, watch Dr. Who, play chess and read. He had a great interest in space exploration and would have loved to have traveled to the moon given the chance. He also loved to volunteer at a cat shelter and took in many strays that he treated like royalty.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 15 years Mary McCuen of Louisville,KY, younger brother Dr. Richard H. McCuen of Adelphi, MD, two wonderful children from a previous marriage, Wendy and husband Barry Jones of Seaford, VA , Adam McCuen and wife Heather of Somerset, NJ, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at Stone Presbyterian Church in Wheeling, WV. Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until time of service at the church. Interment will follow at Stone Church Cemetery. Family and friends may view the service remotely through this obituary page at the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Stone Presbyterian Church or Kentucky Pets Alive (kypetsalive.org). Arrangements and heartfelt guidance provided by Altmeyer Funeral Home.
We were blessed to have Mac and his family with our Stone Presbyterian Church in Wheeling. He was a wonderful Pastor and friend. Our children Amy and Doug were close in age of Wendy and Adam. They have special memories of their time together. May Mac rest in peace after his job on earth well done. Love and Blessings to his family. It was a beautiful service for Mac.
Russ may have long forgotten me, but he and I were two of only three members of a speech class at Maryville College in the 1958-59 school year. Having grown up in Belmont County, across from Wheeling, I took great interest upon discovering that he had been chosen as Pastor of Stone Presbyterian. I even attended his church for a time, until I moved on to Columbus in my career, broadcasting. May God continue to be with you and your loved ones, old chum.