Former N.J. Conrail/CSX local chairman dies

Published: January 10, 2019

William Arthur McManus (Maxie), 74, of Dumont, N.J., died Jan. 5, 2019, at the James J. VA Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y.

Bill, a member of SMART Transportation Division Local 1447, joined the union in November 1977 and was a railroad conductor with CSX and Conrail for more than 30 years, retiring as Local 1447’s trustee in 2011. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, and was a member of the American Legion Post 21, Cresskill, the Disabled American Veterans and Elks Lodge 1477.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marie (Crutchfield); his children; his grandchildren; and many other relatives.

Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont. A funeral Mass be 10 a.m., at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Oradell, with interment to follow in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

As an expression of sympathy or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William’s memory to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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