went home to God on October 25, 2010, surrounded by his loving family after a brief but valiant fight against squamous cell carcinoma. Hal was born March 21, 1945, and grew up in Anaheim, California. He graduated from St. Boniface School, Mater Dei High School (‘63), Santa Clara University (‘67) and Loyola Law School (’74). He naturally gravitated to leadership positions, being student body president in both high school and college.Hal moved to Arizona in 1980 and was a well respected attorney in the valley until the time of his death. He loved sports, and played basketball in high school and college. He especially loved his Arizona Cardinals. He valued his Catholic faith and a life of service. He was actively involved in Christians In Commerce (CIC), a men’s fellowship and bible study, for over twenty years. Through this group he grew his faith and established life long brothers in Christ. Hal valued education and served on the Wilson School Coalition in Phoenix and was an active participant in the founding of St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Show Low, Arizona. Hal loved people and always enjoyed being with others. He had a wonderful sense of humor, playful spirit and an infectious laugh. His biggest joy in life was hearing friends and strangers share stories of their families and lives. Hal is survived by his wife, Barbara Appenzeller, son Brian Mack, daughter Eileen Mack Hanson, mother, Frances Mack Ahern, four grandsons, and the large and beloved Mack and Ahern families.We were truly blessed to have this wonderful man in our lives. It was far to little time and he will be missed by all who know him. Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Brophy Chapel, 4701 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Anthony School (928-537-4497; 1400 E. Owens, Show Low, AZ 85901) or Hospice of the Valley (602-530-6992; 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Arizona 85014).
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