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Harold A. McQuistion, Dunlop executive
Feb. 6, 1916 -- Feb. 6, 2006

A memorial service for Harold A. "Mac" McQuistion, a retired Dunlop Tire Corp. executive, will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 in Asbury United Methodist Church, 3750 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Burial in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda, will be private.

Mr. McQuistion died Feb. 6, his 90th birthday, in a Titusville, Fla., hospital.

Born in Bradford, Pa., where he attended public schools, he was a master sergeant in the
Army before beginning a career in sales.

He held jobs in Baltimore, Scranton, Pa., Portsmouth, Va., and Akron, Ohio, where he worked for Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., before Dunlop hired him in 1968.

Mr. McQuistion was Dunlop assistant vice president of sales when he retired after 18 years with the company.

He was a longtime volunteer, first with Portsmouth Little Theater and AMVETS in Virginia in the early 1950s and, after retiring, with the War Memorial Museum in Newport News, Va., and the Air and Space Center in Hampton, Va.

Mr. McQuistion also helped at numerous campgrounds and retirement communities on the Eastern Seaboard and over the years played Santa Claus for countless children.

He moved to Florida after his wife of 50 years, Betty Ferguson McQuistion, died in 1993.

Surviving are his second wife, Evelyn; two daughters, Sandra Forbes and Pamela Lowne, both of Yorktown, Va.; two sons, Harold A. Jr. of Batavia and Donald of Amherst; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.


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