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Obituary: Richard Saunders Mackney

Richard Saunders Mackney
Richard Saunders Mackney passed away on April 17, 2010 at his home in Fountain Hills, AZ, a victim of A.L.S. Beloved husband of Ilana. Cherished father to Keith and Lindsey. In addition to his wife and children, Richard is survived by his father Stanley of Westbury and siblings, Robert of Greenville, SC, Elizabeth of Rockport, MA, Mary Jo Granato of Huntington and David of Wilmington, NC. Richard’s mother Jo Saunders Mackney of Old Westbury died in 1996 of A.L.S.

Richard was raised in Westbury. He was a graduate of Chaminade High School, Holy Cross College and special studies at the University of Angers in the south of France. He also had a graduate degree in the “Thunderbird” School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ. Upon graduation, he joined Smith-Wesson as the international marketing director spending the next four years in Belgium. Upon returning to the U.S., he joined the Universal Propulsion Co. (a division of B. F. Goodrich) in Phoenix, AZ, as manager of Law Enforcement sales where he remained until his passing.

As a memorial, contributions may be sent to: Rich Mackney A.L.S. Warrior Fund, 15443 Acacia Way, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 or Rich Mackney Scholarship Fund payable to Thunderbird School of Global Management, One Global Pl., Glendale, AZ 85306.