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Charles R. McAnall III

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

music professor at Cedar Crest

Charles Robert McAnall III, 72, of Slatington, died on July 31, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the life partner of Ronald K. DeLong.

Born June 28, 1940, in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles Robert Jr. and Vivian Elizabeth (Farr) McAnall.

A graduate of Hoover High School, class of 1958, North Canton, Ohio, he also was a 1962 graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, including his junior year of studies in Salzburg, Austria; a 1965 SMM graduate of the School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary.

His other graduate course work included a ABD in Interdisciplinary Arts studies at New York University, Temple University, and the New School in New York City.

For 42 years, he taught music and fine arts interdisciplinary studies at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, before retiring in 2008.

His memberships and accomplishments include being a member of the American Guild of Organists, American Choral Directors Association, the American Association of University Professors, The American Association of Retired Persons, the National Art Education Association, the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, Wilson Associates and Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

He was the recipient of the PAEA Outstanding Higher Education Award.

He was a member of Hope United Church of Christ, and a member of the former Faith United Church of Christ, both in Allentown.

In addition to his life partner, he is survived by a sister, Pamela A. Kindig and her husband, Russ, of Napa, Calif.; brother, Jeffrey A. and his wife, Carol, of Perrysburg, Ohio; four nieces; one nephew and three grandnephews.

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Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078.

Arrangements made by Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., Schnecksville.