October 18, 1941 - January 8, 2015
Ben F. Maca, age 73, died peacefully at home in Dallas, on January 8, 2015. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on October 18, 1941, to Joe and Vlasta Prevratil Maca. Ben grew up in Dallas, where he attended Rusk Junior High and North Dallas High School. He graduated from North Dallas in 1960, and from North Texas State University in 1966, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He began his career in real estate appraisal and evaluation, and then became a sales representative in the transportation industry for several freight companies until he retired in 2004. He was very active in the American Sokol organization, serving as president of Sokol Zizka (Dallas), as president of the Sokol Southern District for several years, and as coach of the Junior Sokol volleyball team at the Dallas Sokol.
He is survived by his wife Georgia Ann ‘Gay’ Maca; his daughter Robin Sue Maca and husband Stephen Reitz of Austin, Texas; his step-children Richard Steele and wife Carol of Carrollton, Texas, Elizabeth Raveling and husband Philip of Falls Church, Virginia, Robert Steele and wife Dina of Carrollton, Texas; nephew Josef ‘Bubba’ Maca and wife Dawn of Carrollton; nine grandchildren and a great niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jerry Maca, his sister Joanne Maca, and his nephew Jerry ‘Peewee’ Barnes, all of Dallas.
There will be a viewing on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., at North Texas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, 75234, and a memorial service on Friday, January 16, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at The Nor’kirk Presbyterian Church, 3915 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton, 75007. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, the Humane Society of the United States, or Sokol Dallas.
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