Malcolm “Mac” Timothy Rayne of Kennett Square

Malcolm “Mac” Timothy Rayne, 77, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Aug. 7. He was the husband of Caroline “Cammye” Mills Rayne, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Howard Timothy and Catharine Dare Rayne and the Grandson of Malcolm Farquhar and Catharine Farquhar.

Malcolm Rayne

Mac served our country as a sergeant in the Army Reserves. He was a 1959 graduate of Kennett High School, attended Fishburne Military School and then received his college degree from the University of Delaware.

For 29 years, Mac was a beloved fifth-grade teacher at Greenwood Elementary School in Kennett Township. Countless students rank him as their “favorite teacher ever” and all remember how he brought science to life with his hands-on experiments and made math fun with games and prizes.  His students will also recall that every recess he would organize and play in a game of football or kickball.

Mac and Cammye also enjoyed a long 27-year career in the photography business. Their business, “The Outdoor Studio,” provided photography for all of life’s special events for many area families. Mac was also gifted in capturing nature in his images. He was named “Best Photographer” in Delaware multiple years and earned the degree of Master of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America. For more than a decade, he ran the Photography Club at Crosslands Community and organized and judged an annual Photography Scavenger Hunt in which he gave the group a list of words or phrases and let them create images to match.

Mac also loved to play tennis and golf, but most of all, he was a family man who simply enjoyed time with his family which included his beloved dachshund dogs, most recently Bubba Gump.

In addition to his wife Cammye, he is survived by three sons, Timothy Rayne (Amee) of Kennett Square, Stephen Rayne (Lisa) of New London, and Stanley Wilcox (Kim) of Kennett Square; one daughter, Lisa Diehl (Daniel) of Birmingham Ala.; one sister, Katharine Dare Gregory of Kennett Square; seven grandchildren, Sierra, Mac, Joshua, Matthew, Nathan, Alina and Danielle; two cousins, Patty Meyer of ME and Richard Thompson of CA; two nephews Peter Gray (Jill) of Kennett Square and David Gray (Alyssa) of North Carolina and one niece Lisa McManus (Jim) of Kennett Square.

You are invited to visit with Mac’s family and friends from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Greenwood Elementary School, 420 Greenwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348. A memorial meeting for worship will follow at 11 at the school. Interment will be held privately. Contributions in his memory may be made to Tick Tock Early Learning Center, 1694 Baltimore Pike, Avondale, PA 19311 or to Neighborhood Hospice  795 E. Marshall St. Suite 204 West Chester PA 19380. Arrangements are by Bachman Funeral Home (717-687-7644) Condolences at www.bachmanfuneral.com.

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