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Macy Hallock, "an institution in Medina," dies

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MEDINA — Macy Hallock loved history, especially about his beloved Medina, his daughter said Monday.

Lifelong Medina resident Macy Hallock, 92, died Friday at The Avenue at Medina, where he was recovering from a broken hip.

“He was 92 years young,” Debra Hallock said. “My only regret was he didn’t live long enough for the Medina bicentennial.”


Macy Hallock


Macy Hallock had been working on two 2018 bicentennial projects, including Spring Grove Civil War Encampment on Memorial Day and the Memorial Park and Pool homecoming celebration July 6.

“He was passionate about our history,” his daughter said.

Hallock fell and broke his hip Oct. 7. Soon afterward, he had his first surgery, Debra Hallock said.

“From there, he went downhill,” she said. “When his body turned off, he was ready to go.”

He died at 7 p.m. Friday with his family at his side. Besides Debra, he is survived by sons, Macy Jr. and Alan. A third son, Ben, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2011. His wife, Clare, died four years ago.

“(His passing) was so shocking to people,” Debra Hallock said.

“He always had so much going on.”

After earning an engineering degree from Case Institute of Technology and serving in the Navy during World War II, Macy Hallock returned home, married Clare Dickover in 1949 and later developed real estate and businesses throughout Medina County.

Macy Hallock was a founding member of the Medina Jaycees and a longtime member of the Noon Kiwanis and several other organizations. He also was instrumental in getting the Medina Memorial Pool built in 1955.

Macy Hallock “was an institution in Medina,” said Alan Penn, executive director of the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation.

“He was such a historian of Medina. He had a wealth of knowledge. He’ll be missed.

“He was a strong-willed person, but he had a heart of gold.”

Penn compared Hallock’s passing to that of Medina’s Carl Abell, who died in October 2015.

“The next generation doesn’t understand what these men meant to Medina and why it’s such a wonderful place to live,” he said.

The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

“For all of us who were around him, there was a feeling he’d live forever,” Debra Hallock said.

A complete obituary is at left.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or

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