Death – Obituary: McAlarney, Fred R.

Death – Obituary

BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) – Fred R. McAlarney, 91, of Belpre passed away at 11:46 am, Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  He was born at Akron, OH, May 15, 1930, to F. E. and Ruth N. Baker McAlarney.

Fred attended Elba Grade School and graduated from Salem-Liberty High School, Class of 1948.  He was employed at B. F. Goodrich in Marietta for 9 ½ years and worked at H. O. Canfield Co. at Seymour, IN for 19 years.  He started Scottsburg Extruded Plastic Co., which later became Holms Extruder Plastic Co. at Scottsburg, Ind.  In 1978, he started a Magnetic Extrusion Operation for Magnetic, Inc. at Cincinnati, OH.  He worked for Budd Co. in VanWert, OH from which he retired in 1996.  He was a member of Putnam Congregational Church and a member of Belpre Lodge #609 F & AM Belpre.

Fred is survived by his children:  Dave McAlarney, Gary McAlarney, Deborah Lynn McAlarney; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, 4 stepchildren:  Scott Ogle, Lisa (Bruce) Kehl, Lori (Gary) Carruthers, Christy (Ryan) Clarkson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret Peggy Ogle McAlarney, daughter Karen Morgenstern and brothers, Frank and Robert McAlarney.

At his request, he will be cremated and no services will be held at this time.  McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages of sympathy may be sent at

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.