Douglas S. McCracken, 51, of Derry Twp., passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at his home. He was born November 27, 1970 in Latrobe, the son of Janet L. (Miller) McCracken-Haering of Greensburg and the late Richard J. McCracken. Doug was a graduate of the Greater Latrobe School District and furthered his education at EWCTS where he studied machine shop. After he graduated he went into construction. Prior to his death he worked with various oilfield companies. After that he became a self-employed mechanic. He loved repairing machinery, fishing, classic cars, and hot rods. Doug was a likable person and had dedicated friends and wonderful neighbors who were always there to lend a hand. Besides his mother, Doug is survived by his close friends Robert W. Tarzian, Pete, Charlie, and Anastasia Urchek; one brother; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Services for Doug will be private. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. Doug will be missed by all who knew him and may he rest in peace. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.
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