HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/19/09)--John H. Bixler Jr., the original president/CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU, has died, the corporate announced Tuesday. Bixler, along with former Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) President Mike Judge, formed the template for what is now the corporate, said PCUA President/CEO Jim McCormack (Life is a Highway Aug. 18). The corporate was chartered in 1976 as Mid-Atlantic Central FCU, offering investments and loans. Bixler served as president/CEO until his retirement in 1989. Before that, he served as president of Pennsylvania Central FCU and CenPenn Rail FCU (now Blue Chip FCU). He was the 1988 recipient of PCUA's Lifetime Achievement Award as the William W. Pratt Professional of the Year. "John's commitment to the credit union movement was always evident, especially in his belief that the system is the solution to meet the needs of credit unions," said Jay Murray, Mid-Atlantic president/CEO. Funeral arrangements are pending.