In Memory Of Hugh McCarron, former Volunteer FF


Hugh Francis McCarron, 82, of Lombard, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lombard. Interment will be private.

Mr. McCarron was the husband of Catherine "Kay" Frances; father of Mary (Robert) Milas and John; grandfather of four and uncle to four nieces and one nephew.

A longtime resident of Lombard, Mr. McCarron was known by many factory foremen across the Chicago area and Midwest as "Mr. Screw Machine." Until his retirement in 1978, Mr. McCarron was a field service engineer for the Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co., a Providence, R.I.-based maker of precision machine tools.

Mr. McCarron was born in North Providence R.I. in 1916 and was a volunteer firefighter, and later, chief, of the Fruit Hill Fire Department. During World War II, he served as a U.S. Navy firefighter stationed at Sampson Naval Station in upstate New York.

After the War, Mr. McCarron returned to Brown & Sharpe. In 1957, he was transferred to the company's Chicago Regional Office.