Frank Worthington

Obituary of Frank M. Worthington

Frank McClellan (Mac) Worthington passed away on Sunday, May 3rd, from complications from the Coronavirus. He was 84 years old. A resident of Morristown, N.J., and Vero Beach, Fla., Mac was a longtime AT&T executive who enjoyed ski weekends with his family in Stowe, Vt., and long walks with the family's string of Doberman Pinscher dogs over the years, Sweetie, Precious, and finally, Lovey. Born June 16th, 1935, Mac grew up in Dry Run, Pa,, a one-street, rural community in central Pennsylvania, where his mother, Mary (Morrow) Worthington worked as a teacher in the local school and his father, Earl Worthington, was the school principal. Mac showed an early aptitude for math and, after high school, earned his bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Franklin & Marshall College and then earned his degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In the early 1960s, as a captain in the Air Force, Mac was stationed at Alaska where he worked on the U-2 spy plane project and was also a member of the ski patrol in the area. After he was discharged, Mac returned to school, earning a master's degree from New York University, and his PhD in Operations Research, Probability and Statistics from Cornell University. Cornell is where Mac met his wife, Carolyn Susan Young, who was at Cornell earning her master's degree in Home Economics. The two married in Carolyn's hometown, Wellesley Hills, Mass., on Dec. 30th, 1966, and later settled in New Vernon, N.J., after Mac joined AT&T International. Mac worked at AT&T for about 25 years, eventually becoming a director of business development where he oversaw strategic acquisitions and divestitures. Mac was a devoted husband to Carolyn, staying by her side as she battled cancer until her death on July 3rd, 2011. He was a beloved father to his son, Kenneth Worthington of New Vernon, N.J., and will be missed dearly by his daughter-in-law Julie Creswell, and his grandsons, Bryan and Nicholas Worthington. A memorial service to honor Mac's memory will occur at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison.
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