Born in McAdoo, Pa., he was the son of the late William R. and Mary A. (Leist) Mace.
Mr. Mace graduated from McAdoo High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army in Korea.
After serving, he continued his education at Penn State University graduating with an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He worked for various companies, including 20 years at the former RCA in equipment development as a designer/draftsman. He was extremely proud of the fact that he designed and built his own home with the help of his wife.