Former Sommer & Maca Pres Passes Away
August 10, 2011

Paul Donald Maca, died on July 29 in LaGrange Park, Ill., at the age of 79, due to complications from Parkinson's disease.

According to the obituary inthe Chicago Tribune, Maca was born in Chicago and raised in Hinsdale where he graduated from Hinsdale Central High School. He received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Arizona. After serving in the Air Force, he returned to Western Springs, Ill., in 1958, where he rose through the ranks of Sommer & Maca Industries, the company his father founded in 1920. He retired as president of Sommer & Maca in 1986 and proceeded to volunteer extensively in his community and his church.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gail; daughters Katherine, Marjorie and Sarah; six grandchildren; brother Allan; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Doug, and nieces and nephews.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his honor to the First Congregational Church of Western Springs, or the Nature Conservancy of Boston.

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