James R. MacCARTNEY, 73, of Coudersport, PA, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. 


Born May 4, 1944, in Monongahela, PA, he was the son of Earl Barclay “Tim” and Julia Jean Bell MacCartney. 


A graduate of McGuffey High School in Claysville, PA and Edinboro University, he taught social studies and history at Coudersport High School for many years. 


“Mac” was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Brookland Club.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman. 


Surviving are:  four children, Jarett (Karen) MacCartney of Genesee, Darren (Amanda Forcier) MacCartney of Wellsville, NY, Brandon (Beth) MacCartney and Todd (Danielle) MacCartney, both of Lititz, PA;  three step-sons, Dan (Darla) Cowburn of McDonald, PA, Jason (Sherry) Cowburn of Hughesville, and Ryan (Kacey) Cowburn of Indiana, PA;  special others, Alex and Quinton;  19 grandchildren;  a brother, Jack (Laura) MacCartney of Youngstown, OH;  sister-in-law, Patty MacCartney of FL;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents;  his wife, Katherine MacCartney;  and a brother, Jerry MacCartney. 


Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM, followed by a brief time of sharing at 11:30 AM.  Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery. 


Memorials may be made to Black Forest Conservation Association, P.O. Box 331, Coudersport, PA 16915. 


Online condolences may be expresses at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.