McAvinue, Hugh J. "Mac"
Hugh J. (Mac) McAvinue of Suffern, New York, passed away January
21, 2015 at the age of 84. Born February 22, 1930 in Flushing, New
York to Patrick and Nora McAvinue, he was raised at St. Agatha's
Home in Nanuet, New York. He married Catherine Byrne who predeceased
him October 12, 2011. After his schooling, he proudly served as a
Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with the 1st division in
Oceanside California, and overseas in Alaska, Japan and Korea, he
received six battle stars and the Korean service medal besides other
awards. He worked for Nestle, New England Freight, and International
Paper. He was an avid nature lover, photographer, fisherman, and
enjoyed camping in the Catskills and Adirondack Mountains. He also
completed the Adirondack canal route from Old Forge, New York via
the Fulton chain of lakes to Forked Lake and Eagle bay. Hugh was a a
member of the American Legion in Suffern, the VFW in Suffern, the
Korean War Veterans, and the Marine Corps Association. He is
survived by his sister-in-law Margaret Martin, and numerous nieces
and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday
at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern. Burial will follow at
the Cemetery of the Ascension in Airmont, New York. Friends may call
on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Scarr Funeral Home, Route 202,
McBain, Paul Frank
Paul Frank McBain, 85, passed away on April 10, 2014, after a
long, hard-fought battle with cancer.
Paul was born to Cecil and Virginia McBain in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, on August 29, 1928. He graduated from Marquette
University, and was a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity.
Upon completion of R.O.T.C., he was commissioned a second lieutenant
in the United States Marine Corps and fought in the Korean War as a
member of the 1st 90 MM AAA Gun Battalion.
Following his military service, he was employed by Wisconsin Bell
Telephone Company and AT&T for 35 years before returning to Alachua,
Florida. He was an avid golfer and in 1996 was a member of a
winning team at the Oldsmobile Scramble at Walt Disney World in Lake
Buena Vista, Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Greta Louise Gresens
McBain; daughter, Mrs. Walter (Cecilee) Tangel of Richmond,
Kentucky; sons Michael McBain of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Steven McBain
of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and Edward McBain and his wife Sue of
Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also survived by grandchildren Mrs.
Christopher (Virginia Tangel) Frankle, Paul Tangel, Sheila McBain,
Kelly McBain, Stephanie McBain, Ian McBain, Mrs. Miles (Alison)
Masog, and Jonathan McBain; and great grandsons, William and Isaac
His final resting place will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park,
McBee, John Warren Sr.
John Warren McBee Sr., 87, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died April
27, 2020, of coronavirus. He was born August 25, 1932, a son
of William and Mary Petty McGee. He was the youngest of six
children. His siblings were Clifford, William, Oscar, and
Angelicia McBee (Griffin). John graduated from Austin High School
and joined the armed forces in 1952. He was an Army
paratrooper who attained the rank of Sergeant. He married
Valeria Lewis in 1959 and they had four children: Marilyn Denise
Billingsley, William Patrick McBee, Michael Anthony McBee, and the
late John Warren McBee Jr. He was also the grandfather of
eight grandchildren and had numerous nieces and nephews. John worked
for the Chicago Postal Service for 20 years and then worked 20 years
for the Santa Fe Railroad. He was buried in Lynnhurst
McCalla, James Homer
James Homer McCalla,77, of Paulton, Illinois, went to be with the Lord at 8:45 PM, December 22, 2008 at
Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December
27, 2008 at the Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Reverend John Burnett officiating. Visitation will be from
5:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, December 26, 2008 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery,
east of Marion.
Mr. McCalla was born on September 15, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri to the Reverend Bernard
and Goldie (Provence) McCalla. In 1952, he married Anna B. Frey and for 51 years, they lived in Paulton, where
they raised their three children.
Survivors include his wife, Anna McCalla of Paulton; his children, James
Steven and Rita McCalla of Paulton, Homer Lee and Pam McCalla of Johnston City and Haley Ann and Kevin Koehling
of Paulton; grandchildren, Melissa and Toby Reed of Johnston City, Tania and Dennis Craig of Willisville,
Kenneth and Sheila McCalla of Pittsburg, Steveny and James Henderson of Paulton, Cheryl and Shawn Quertermous of
Creal Springs, Scott McCalla of Johnston City, Hannah Koehling-Peck of Seattle, WA, Charles Koehling and Autumn
Koehling, both of Paulton; and great-grandchildren, Erica Reed, Cheyenne Reed, Aaron McCalla, Jude Henderson
(and his sibling on the way), Shaylee McCalla, Jade McCalla, Seth Quertermous and Breea Quertermous.
preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul, David, Lee & John McCalla; sisters, Francis Clapp, Martha
Nance, Elaine Jete; and great-grandchildren; Brenan Quertermous and Michael Van Emery.
Mr. McCalla was a
member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle of Marion. He served his country with the United States Army where he was a
decorated veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a coal miner and after 29 years of dedicated service, he
retired in 1992 from Peabody Coal Company of Shawneetown.
Mere words cannot capture the life of this wonderful
man and how truly missed he will be by so many. All of his family has faith that they will one day reunite with him
and the Heavenly Father in the Glory Land.
McCandless, John Richard
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John Richard McCandless, MSgt, USMC, Ret, 86, Oceanside died on March 11, 2010 at Las Villas Del Norte
Health Center in Escondido, CA. The son of the late Rollin Louis McCandless and Catherine Amelia
Rethlake McCandless, John McCandless was born April 18, 1923 in Adrien, MN.
On 5 June, 1942 he joined the Marine Corps and retired as a Master Sergeant after 26 years of service. He
saw action in World War II at Guadacanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Okinawa and in China; in the Korean War with the
1st Engineer Battalion, Baker Company at Seoul, Inchon, and the Chosin Reservoir; and in Vietnam. He
received two Purple Hearts, numerous commendations and unit citation awards.
After retiring from the Marines, he worked as a carpenter until his final retirement. He was continuously
very active in his church and the Knights of Columbus as a Fourth Degree Knight.
On 10 January, 1950, Mr. McCandless married Esther Anne Scholl of Falls City, NE. They lived in Oceanside,
CA. To this union four children were born who all survive him: Kenneth Jon McCandless of Highlands Ranch,
CO, Leslie Joanne Gibson of Oceanside, CA, Mary Jane Carrozza of Vista, CA, and Nanette Jean McCandless of
Oceanside, CA. He is also survived by four sisters: Marietta Suek of Bloomington, MN, Joan Johnson of
Litchfield, MN, Esther Skeate of Emily, MN and Marilyn Krenik of St. Paul Park, MN; two brothers: Jerome of
Hutchinson, Minnesota and Patrick of Apache Junction, Arizona, four grandchildren, and seven great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters and one baby brother.
An immediate family graveside memorial was held on March 22, 2010 at Eternal Hills Memorial Park where his
cremated remains were laid to rest with his wife of 29 years. Family attending the memorial for this
outstanding man from far away were from Colorado, Oregon, and New Hampshire.
McCarley, Howell Day
Mr. Howell Day McCarley of Blue Ridge, Texas, passed away
November 12, 2012, in McKinney. He was born March 1, 1929, in Delva,
Texas, the son of Eugene and Lena Duke McCarley. He graduated from
Blue Ridge High School at age 16 and then attended and graduated
from East Texas State College in three years. He then began his
teaching career in Blue Ridge. In 1951 he joined the U.S. Air Force
and, while stationed in Moses Lake, Washington, he was one of the
lucky 29 survivors out of 116 that were involved in the crash of a
C124. After his term in the Air Force he resumed his teaching career
in 1955 at Dallas ISD and retired in 1985 as an administrator of the
evening school at Skyline High School. He married Peggy Compton
December 31, 1953, in Celeste, Texas. He was also a member of the
Blue Ridge Baptist Church and the Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge and a
50-year-member Shriner. He is survived by his wife of almost 59
years, Peggy; and his children, Ken McCarley and Chuck McCarley and
his wife Becky of Blue Ridge and Dean McCarley and his wife Kelly of
Sugar Land. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vickie
Musser and one grandson, Neal McCarley. Funeral services will be
held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Blue Ridge Baptist Church with the
Rev. Johnnie Jones and the Rev. Shawn Bailey officiating and Masonic
graveside rites following at the Blue Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was
held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Blue Ridge Baptist
Church in Blue Ridge. In lieu of flowers the family requests that
contributions be made in his name to the Blue Ridge Baptist Church
Thomas G. McCaw, age 88, of O'Fallon, Illinois, born October 28,
1934 in Summerfield, Illinois, passed away suddenly on November 16,
2022 at Memorial Hospital, Shiloh, Illinois.
Tom grew up in Summerfield and graduated from Lebanon High School.
He quickly joined the US Army and served in the 3rd Infantry
Division, Military Police 1951-1954, and an additional four years in
the US Air Force Military Police until 1962. He was a long-time
truck driver and worked in construction out of the Laborers Local
670. In his retirement years, Tom remained active with many
volunteer organizations, including the American Legion in Swansea,
Korean War Vets, Life Member of VFW, O'Fallon Sportsmen's Club,
Masonic Lodge AF & AM, Ainad Shrine of East St. Louis, Eastern Star
Chapter 487, Legion of Honor of Ainad Shrine, and served as Chaplain
of the Enterprise Grange. Tom also served on the Board of Directors
for Illinois Veterans' Home of Anna, and was a long-time member of
St. John's United Church of Christ in Summerfield. Often a fixture
at local veterans' events, Tom was proud of his military service and
worked hard to advocate for veterans' rights and assistance. In
addition to his many volunteer roles, he had also worked at
Wolfersberger Funeral Home, Lake View Memorial Gardens, and Memorial
Hospital in Belleville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Louise Peters
McCaw; sisters Mary Ellen Reed, Edward McCaw, Carter McCaw;
great-granddaughter Aurora Joers.
Surviving are his wife Nancy, nee Weisbrod, whom he married July 7,
1956; his daughter Rebecca (Tommy) Thompson of Mascoutah,
grandchildren Michelle (Scott) Joers, Andrew and Patrick Thompson;
great-grandchildren Sophia and Collin; sister Suzanne Hongsermeier,
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Donations are suggested to St. John's UCC or Shriner's
Hospital. Sign the guestbook at
www.wfh-ofallon.com. Visitation: 4-8 pm, Monday, November
21, 2022 at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O'Fallon. VFW Post 805 will
conduct a service at 6 pm. The American Legion Post 2007 will
conduct a walk-thru at 6:30 pm. The Enterprise Grange will conduct a
service at 7 pm. The Masons will conduct a service at 7:30 pm.
Funeral: 10 am, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Wolfersberger Funeral
Home, O'Fallon, with Rev. Philip Barbier officiating. Burial with
military honors will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview
McClendon, Richard William
Richard William "Mac" McClendon (USCG Ret.) of Marshfield,
Massachusetts, formerly of Commerce, Texas, died on April 22, 2003.
He was born October 05, 1923.
Mac was a World War II veteran of the Navy/United States Coast
Guard, having left Texas to enlist for military duty in 1942. He
trained as a radio operator and was a radioman. He served on
several different vessels, landing craft, patrol crafts, the USS
William Weigel, United States Coast Guard cutter Thetis,
and others. After World War II he reenlisted in the Coast
Guard and in 1946 was aboard the Coast Guard cutter NorthWind
during Operation High Jump and Operation Deep Freeze. He was
honorably discharged from the Coast Guard as a RM2C and then
enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1951 for a one-year
stint. He trained at Camp Pendleton as a private and moved up
the ranks to Private First Class, Corporal, and then Sergeant in
1952. He was honorably discharged 1952 and then reenlisted in
the Coast Guard. With security clearance, during that
enlistment he served on many vessels, including ice patrols.
He remained in the Coast Guard until 1964 and retired as a Chief
petty officer. His last duty station was Marshfield. During
his 21-year military career he was assigned to duties in New York,
Boston, California, New Orleans, Hawaii, and other places.
He was the beloved husband of June R. (McKay) McClendon
(1926-2017), and dear father of Nancy L. (John) Loughran of
Marshfield, Richard J. (Carol) McClendon of Norwell, Pamela (David) Ham of
Hingham, and Cindy L. (Richard) Smigliani, Susan (Steve) Noyes and William
(Jennifer) McClendon, all of Marshfield. He was also the beloved brother of
Rebecca Jo Jackson and Martha Cunningham of Texas. In addition
he was survived by ten loving grandchildren.
His funeral was held at MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St.
(Rte. 139), Marshfield, followed by a funeral mass in St. Ann's by
the Sea Church. Interment mass was held at the Massachusetts
National Cemetery, Bourne, Massachusetts.
McClure, Vern L.
Vern L. McClure, 79, of Algona, Iowa died on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.
Vern's family will receive friends on Friday, May 4, 2007, at Wilson-Lentz Funeral Home in Algona from 5 to
8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the First United Methodist
Church in Algona. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Algona, with military rites conducted by the
Algona VFW Post 2451 and the Haag-Turner American Legion Post 90 of Algona.
Vern was born July 26, 1927 in Creston, Iowa to Gladys (Downey) and Arthur McClure. He was raised in
the rolling hills of southern Iowa where he farmed with his family near Thayer and raised purebred shorthorn
cattle until he was drafted into the Korean War. From 1951 to 1953, Vern served in the Army and was
stationed in Korea in the 1st Battalion of the 160th Regiment of the 40th Infantry Division and served as
their Message Center Chief.
A beneficiary of the G.I. Bill, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.S. degree in Commerce and
graduated from the University of Iowa Law School in 1959. While at the U of I Vern met the love of his
life, Gloria Schaper. They were married on April 19, 1958 in Des Moines.
Vern practiced law in Algona and Swea City in the Buchanan Law Firm from 1959 until his retirement in 1988
and served as the City Attorney for Algona from 1976 to 1982. In 1960 he became Secretary of the
Kossuth County Fair. For 17 years he guided the fairgrounds renovation and helped make its race track
an area attraction.
Friends will recall Vern's bountiful gardens, proud allegiance to the Iowa Hawkeyes, voracious reading,
especially of Civil War, World War I and World War II books and his happy and kind Scottish nature.
Left to cherish his wonderful life are his wife of 49 years, Glroia; three children, Cheryl (Ron) Beaver of
Clarinda, Iowa, Kevin McClure of Centennial, Colorado, and Natalie (Jeff) Burnham of Windsor Heights, Iowa;
four grandchildren who brought him immense joy, Sarah and Laura Beaver, and Evan and Savannah Burnham; and
his sister, Erla Eastabrooks of Hampton, Iowa; three nieces, Lynne Porter, Diane Fink and Julie Holmberg.
The family suggests any bequests be made to the Algona Public Library, the Kossuth County Fair, or the
University of Iowa Law School Foundation.
Duane C. McConkey, 80, passed away on January 24, 2014 in Austin,
Texas. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. February 1, 2014,
at Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono, Illinois. Memorial
donations may be made to Cunningham Children's Home, 1301 N.
Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, Illinois, or an organization of the
Duane was born April 5, 1933, in Champaign, Illinois, the son of
Jay S. and Opal Marie McConkey. He married Mary Louise Curry
on August 10, 1958, in Tolono. She survives. Also
surviving are his daughters, Debra (Jim) Nunley and Dawn (Steve)
Kumpe; grandchildren, Sharayah (Jessie) Alhman, Jesse Kumpe and Cory
Nunley; great-grandsons; brothers, Deane McConkey; brother and
sister-in-law, Jim and Susie Curry; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and two brothers, Don and Dick McConkey, preceded him in
Duane spent 10 years (ages 2-12) in Cunningham Children's Home,
Urbana. He attended Rantoul High and was an above-average
athlete. His claim to fame was being second in the high school
state pole vault to Tolono's Rocky Ryan, who placed first that year.
He served his country in the Korean War on the USS Missouri
battleship. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, he
worked at Alexander, Wickes and Wolohan lumber companies before
starting his own construction company. In 1979, he accepted a
position with Warner and Gray as construction superintendent in
Santa Barbara, California.
In 2004, Duane and Mary moved to Leander, Texas, to be near their
daughters and grandchildren. He attended Leander Assembly of
God. Duane loved his Lord and his family. He will be
sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known him
and his sense of humor.
Duane enjoyed the years he coached the Tolono Pony League and was
an avid sports fan of the Illini, Chicago Bears and St. Louis
McConnell, Hugh E.
Hugh E. McConnell was a Korean War Veteran. He passed away October 12, 1990. He earned a Bronze Star,
and he was injured in the line of duty.
LTC Burl McDaniel, US Army, retired, passed away 15 December 2007
at his residence after a long illness. Lt. Col. McDaniel served his
country in the United States Army during World War II, Korean War
and Vietnam. During the Vietnam War he served with CCS, MACV-SOG. He
also served with Detachment “A” in Berlin, Germany. Survivors
include his loving wife, Ingrid McDaniel of Melbourne Florida; two
sons: Peter (Rachael) McDaniel of Apex, North Carolina and Todd
McDaniel of High Point, North Carolina; two daughters: Georgina
(Edgar) Whiteman of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Tracey (Thomas)
Delbridge of Alexandria, Virginia; four grandchildren, Christopher
and Grayson McDaniel and John and Matthew Whiteman; two brothers:
Bill McDaniel of Mesa, Arizona and Woody McDaniel of Melbourne,
Florida and a sister, GeeNee Piske of Glendale, Arizona.
McDermott, Thomas Francis "Tom"
Thomas Francis McDermott, best known as Tom, passed away May 5,
2020 at age 84 due to complications from the Covid-19 virus. His
children and grandchildren recall his gentle and loving nature, his
absolute devotion to his family and his faith, and especially the
unconditional love he shared with his wife Lorraine throughout their
marriage of 55 years. His family is very grateful to the healthcare
workers at South Shore Hospital who cared for Tom during his
illness. Before Tom died, he told hospital staff who asked that his
favorite song was "God Bless America." He then stunned them by
singing it aloud in the same strong voice that he'd loaned to many
church congregations, and to The Pacemakers, a singing group he took
part in at Grove Manor Estates in Braintree. He and Lorraine lived
at Grove Manor for five years. When Lorraine was diagnosed with
Alzheimer's disease and transferred to the memory-care facility
there, Tom moved along with her. It was an uncommon choice, but not
for Tom, who was always happiest when Lorraine was by his side. We
are grateful for the years of memories and the loving care they
received at Grove Manor. Tom was born in Boston on October 20, 1935,
one of four children of Raymond McDermott and the former Mary
Callahan. He was raised in Mattapan and survived polio as a child.
After graduating from Boston Technical High School, he served in the
U.S. Marines during the Korean War. A devout Catholic, Tom attended
seminary for six months with plans to become a priest before
deciding to take a different path. He met Camille Lorraine DiMauro,
always called Lorraine, at a dance at the Lenox Hotel in Boston. The
couple married at St. Mark's Church in Dorchester on October 12,
1964. Tom and Lorraine moved to Wareham, then to Braintree, to raise
their family. While the kids were young, he worked days and took
night classes at Northeastern University. In 1971, Tom earned a
degree in mechanical engineering. His long and distinguished career
as an engineer included jobs in the nuclear submarine division at
the Raytheon Company, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and the
Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum on Columbia Point in
Dorchester, Mass. When he wasn't working, Tom reveled in time spent
with his wife and children. Family recalled his joy at gathering
everyone together for meals, dancing in the kitchen with his wife,
and telling stories that captivated his grandchildren. Home, they
said, was his happy place. Considered a jack-of-all-trades, Tom was
able to fix just about anything. If he happened upon a job he
couldn't do, he would teach himself to get it done. He was an avid
reader who was always interested in learning new things. A born
sports fan, Tom helped build the youth hockey program in Wareham. He
coached his sons and daughters teams in both Wareham and Braintree,
and later was an enthusiastic fan at his grandchildren's hockey
games. He loved Boston sports, and rarely missed watching the Bruins
and Patriots on TV. Tom was a man of great faith. At Northeastern he
was involved in the Catholic Center - Newman Connection. Later he
was a lector and taught CCD classes at St. Patrick's in Wareham and
St. Francis of Assisi in Braintree. In addition to his beloved wife,
Tom leaves three sons and daughters-in-law - Stephen and Margaret
McDermott of Middleborough, Vincent and Patrice McDermott of
Braintree, and Matthew and Jessica McDermott of Plymouth - and his
daughter and son-in-law Camille and Leon Merian of Hingham. He
leaves ten grandchildren: Andrew and Nathan McDermott, Sarah and
Myles McDermott, Nicole, Gianna and Luke Merian, and Owen, Colin and
Sean McDermott. He also leaves his sister Maryanne Broadwater, and
his sister Kathleen DiAngelis and brother-in-law Arthur DiAngelis,
all of Falmouth, and his brother- and sister-in-law Vincent and
Lorraine DiMauro of Holbrook. He is predeceased by his brother
Joseph. The immediate family will be having a private graveside
service at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Wareham. A celebration of Tom's
life will be held when restrictions on public gatherings are lifted.
Arrangements are under the care of the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral
home of Braintree.
McDonough, John J.
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John McDonough’s life was shaped by his duty to his country as a
U.S. Marine. He was a decorated war veteran, who served 31
years in the U.S. Marine Corps. During that time, he served in World
War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He also was in a covert
intelligence operation in Cuba during the Bay of Pigs. MGySgt.
McDonough earned a Bronze Star with Valor, two Purple Hearts, four
Presidential Unit Citations for combat, a World War II victory
medal, two National Defense Service medals and other military
MGySgt. McDonough died at his Melbourne, Florida home on April 6,
2014. He was 85. He was born John Joseph McDonough on June 22,
1928 in Boston, MA, one of four children to Francis and Beatrice
McDonough. In 1944, he joined the U.S. military.
In late 1950, he was a SSgt. in Company “A” 7th and he fought in
the Korean War’s bloodiest battle at the Chosin Reservoir. He served
in Korea from September 1950 to October 1951 with the 1st Marine
Division FMF as a Battalion wireman. He served in H&S Co, A, B, C,
Weapons and H&S Companies, supported D Co, E Co, and Fox Co. 2nd
Battalion, 7th Marines at Chosin. He served mostly with A Co. 1st
Battalion, 7th Marines until he was wounded in combat June 3, 1951
and rotated back to the 1st Marine Division, HqBn (CommPlt) on June
16, 1951. While in the Chosin Reservoir, he supported elements of
the 5th Marines.
MGySgt. McDonough ran communication lines to the rifle companies
on the front lines during the battle and through enemy lines. Often
he would get caught in enemy territory when the Chinese attacked the
Marines. While running communication lines and approaching Marine
positions, he would sing an Irish folk tune like “Sweet Kathleen” so
they knew it was him and wouldn’t accidentally shoot. He proudly
earned the nickname Red, the Singing Irishman, which he came to be
“One helluva Marine was he!” said Lt. Joe Owen, author of
“Colder Than Hell,” an astonishing account of the Marines fighting
at the Chosin Reservoir. MGySgt. McDonough is mentioned in the book.
“With the Chinese all around us,” Owen said, “he belted out singing,
‘Tis Irish Red McDonough passing through.’ That was so he could
string his wire onto our line without our shooting him. One time, we
were attacking the Chinese and there was Red beside me, up front
where a wireman had no purpose . . . except an Irishman looking for
a fight! He was one of a handful of wounded Marines who came
out of the Chosin Reservoir.
In 1951, MGySgt. McDonough met Mary I. McPhail at the U.S. Marine
Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and they married a year
later. They went on to have three children.
After the Korean War, he was assigned to military intelligence as
a cryptologic chief working for the National Security Agency. From
1965-68, he served four tours of duty in the Vietnam War, including
as a senior enlisted man during the siege at Khe-Sanh.
Though he retired from the Marine Corps in 1975, he devoted the
rest of his life to honoring the courage, valor and sacrifices made
by Marines. He was extensively involved with The Chosin Few
organization and participated in its functions and reunions.
Throughout his retirement, he was actively engaged with the Florida
chapter of the Disabled American Veterans and worked tirelessly on
In 2011, he chronicled his life and war experiences in his
gripping autobiographical memoir titled, “My Return from Hell.”
In it, he writes, “I thank God I was allowed to stay alive so I
could give more of my life to saving young Marines’ lives. Semper Fi.
MGySgt. McDonough was preceded in death by his wife, Mary I.
McDonough, also a former Marine, and grandson Ryan C. McDonough. He
is survived by his second wife, the former Barbara Graham White;
children Timothy (Mary Minnix) McDonough, Ph.D. of Dallas, TX;
Maureen (Donald Wieneke) Roddy, of Sausalito, CA; Christopher
(Karen) McDonough, of Prosper, TX; six grandchildren, Ian (Megan)
McDonough, Ph.D., Lisa McDonough, Malia Roddy, Andrea (Daniel
Crocker) McDonough, Megan Minnix and Dillan McDonough; and great
grandchildren Kylee Brooks and Lillian and Ryan J. McDonough.
He will be laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington
National Cemetery with Mary I. McDonough to be interned beside him.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Marine Corps
McDonough, William J. "Red"
William J. “Red” McDonough, of Melbourne, Fl, formerly of
Marietta, GA, passed away Friday, May 6, 2005 after a brief illness.
He was born in Wilkesbury, PA, on June 15, 1929 and served in the
Marine Corps during the Korean War. He met his wife, the former, May
L. Stauss, in 1951 and they were married in 1953. He was employed by
the U.S. Gypsum Company in Clark, NJ and was transferred in 1962 to
Jacksonville, FL where he found his passion for golf as a member of
the Pine Lakes and Ft. George Golf and County Clubs. In 1981, they
moved to Indian Hills Golf Club and Estates in Marietta, GA but
recently retired to Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne, FL. He is
survived by his wife of 51 years, May L. McDonough, daughters Martha
(Greg) Lohman of Jacksonville, FL, Donna (Robert) McDonald of
Apharetta, GA, 4 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
A memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at 11
am on the “Porch” at the Indi an River Colony Club, Melbourne, FL.
Arrangements by BeckmanWilliamson Funeral Home and Crematory, Viera
Florida. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please make
contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 1199 South US Highway
1, Suite 5, Rockledge, FL, 32955.
McElroy, James A.
My uncle, James A. McElroy, a Korean war veteran and Silver Star
recipient passed away on February 18, 2014, at the age of 84.
He was born January 14, 1930. Funeral services were held yesterday (2/21/2014) at Poplar Springs
Drive United Methodist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, with burial
in Magnolia Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ransom Newton McElroy
and Betty Alayne (McLelland) McElroy. He is survived by his wife
Fleta Johnson McElroy; sons James A., Jr.; Ransom M.; and John
Clinton; sisters Ann Johnson of Meridian, and Betty Hopper, of
Porterville, MS; and a brother, Bobby McElroy, of Meridian; several
grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and a host of friends.
He was a lifelong resident of Meridian, a respected community and
business leader, and an active member of Poplar Springs Drive United
Methodist Church. The US Navy dispatched two sailors from Naval Air
Station Meridian, Mississippi, for a moving flag ceremony during the
funeral. It was touching.
I am James' nephew by his sister Betty. While I knew that he
served and was wounded in Korea, it was only yesterday at his
funeral that that I learned that this man, whom I knew as my Uncle
Son, was a Silver Star recipient. This was his nature, as is the
nature of so many of those like him who honorably and valiantly
served our nation, particularly those who served with distinguished
gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. - Chris
Francis Joseph McGill Jr. of the 500 block of Warhawk Road,
Chesapeake, Virginia, died November 2, 2012. He was born in
Pawtucket, Rhode Island on March 8, 1929 to the late Francis J.
McGill and Bridget Agnes O’Connor.
Frank attended St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, and the University
of Rhode Island. He was in combat as an infantryman in Korea during
1952. He retired after forty years in production engineering at
Naval Aviation Depots Quonset Point, Rhode Island and Norfolk,
Virginia. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in
Chesapeake, and was a volunteer at the Chesapeake LDS Family History
He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Eleanor Higgins
McGill; his three daughters and a son: Jane M. Miller and husband
Stephen of Memphis, Tennessee; Elizabeth A. Johnson and husband
Douglas of Stafford, Virginia; Andrea M. Reddinger and husband Hans
of Severna Park, Maryland; and James F. McGill of Portsmouth,
Virginia. He is also survived by one brother, and two sisters: James
McGill of Charlestown, Rhode Island; Sister Madeleine McGill O.P. of
Blauvelt, New York; and Patricia Gagnon of Westerly, Rhode Island.
His brother Thomas McGill, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and sister
Dorothy McKinnon, of Little Compton, Rhode Island are deceased. Mr.
McGill has nine grandchildren: Kyle Fuller; Patrick, Sean, Catherine
and Clare Johnson; and Jean-Paul, Brendan, Andrew and Jacques
Reddinger; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday,
November 9, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 621 Cedar Road,
Chesapeake. Rev. Romeo D. Jazmin will officiate. Interment will
follow in Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.
A Christian wake service will be held on Thursday, November 8, at
6:00 pm. The family will receive friends afterwards until 8:00 pm at
the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar
Road, Chesapeake. Memorial donations can be made in his name
to Prince of Peace Church or to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of
McGonagle, William L.
William McGonagle was born on November 19, 1925, in Wichita, Kansas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in
January 1944 and was commissioned through the Navy ROTC program at the University of Southern California in
June 1947. His first assignments were aboard the destroyer USS Frank Knox (DD-742) and the minesweeper USS
Partridge (AMS-31) between 1947 and 1950, and then he served aboard the minesweeper USS Kite (AMS-22) in
1950 and 1951, during the Korean War. McGonagle commanded the fleet tug USS Mataco (ATF-86) from 1957 to
1958, and the salvage ship USS Reclaimer (ARS-42) from 1961 to 1963. CDR McGonagle served as the commander
of the technical research ship USS Liberty (AGTR-5) from April 1966 to June 1967, when the ship was badly
damaged during a strike by Israeli aircraft and ships on June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War. McGonagle was
injured during the attack and was later awarded the Medal of Honor for this action. Capt McGonagle next took
command of the ammunition ship USS Kilauea (AE-26) in October 1967, and then commanded the Navy ROTC
detachment at the University of Oklahoma. Capt McGonagle's final assignment was at the Joint U.S. Military
Assistance Group in the Philippines, where he retired from the Navy in 1974. William McGonagle died on March
3, 1999, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
McKenzie, Herman E.
Herman E. McKenzie, 86, of Belleville, Illinois, born June 3,
1935, in Ashley, Illinois, died Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his
Mr. McKenzie was a welder and retired from Boilermakers Local 27
after 30 years of service. He was a United States Army Korean War
veteran. Herman was a master at everything and could fix anything.
He was an Eagle Scout, collector of Japanese swords, loved music,
and in his younger years, enjoyed spelunking.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Mitchell; his parents,
Everett and AnnLou, nee Harrington, McKenzie; a grandson, Joshua, in
infancy; a brother, Marion McKenzie; and a brother-in-law, Bill
McCulley. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Helen M., nee Riley,
McKenzie, whom he married on November 4,1957; four children, Deborah
(Jerry) Northway of Shiloh, IL, Richard (Terry) Mitchell of
Belleville, Luanne (Todd May) McKenzie of Belleville, and Michael
(Donna) McKenzie of Freeburg, Illinois; 11 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Norma McCulley of St. Louis,
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at
Friends may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022, at George
Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 13,
2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville.
McKittrick, Charles Everett Jr.
Charles Everett McKittrick, Jr. (1929 - 2022) passed away September
3, 2022 at his Bethesda home in the Fox Hill community he loved and
where he had been thriving for over six years. Charles graduated
from Duke in the Spring of 1950, and entered sales training school
at IBM. As the Korean War worsened, Charles enlisted in the Air
Force serving a Second Lieutenant.
Charles re-joined IBM after the Air Force, moving from salesman, to
branch manager to regional manager to becoming a pioneer in Banking
and a specialist in Public Sector marketing. His success with
government sales, combined with an enduring passion for politics,
led IBM to ask Charles to start and develop what would eventually
become a groundbreaking Public Affairs office in Washington DC,
where he retired, after 40 years as Vice President.
Driven by a thirst for knowledge and experience, Charles was a
consummate traveler: he traveled around the world as a bachelor,
internationally as a global executive, and in retirement where he
traveled for 25 years with his longtime companion Charlotte Potler
Klein. Visiting over 70 countries, Charles especially loved train
travel: Tran-Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to Moscow; Beijing to
Moscow through Central Asia; across Australia; across Canada; London
to Venice; Cairo to Luxor; Adelaide to Alice Springs; and
Johannesburg to Capetown.
Charles' curiosity didn't stop with politics and travel. He was a
consummate student and collector. His collections ranged from
European porcelain, to Native American art, to political cartoons of
the late 19th and 20th century. His most prized collection filled a
climate controlled room-full of over 3,500 Spanish Civil War books,
pamphlets, magazines, newspapers and musical recordings.
Chuck, as he was known to many, could be tough. He was opinionated,
definitive, and always well-informed. Yet, as someone recently
remarked, "he was as affable, kind, patient and humble as he was
brilliant and accomplished." He learned from everyone, regardless of
status, and everyone learned from him. He was a sought after
confidant, as well as impactful board member - serving the
Washington Hospital Center Board for 18 years, the Institute of
American Indian Art for 10, and the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity for
Chuck was predeceased by his ex-wife of 34 years, Alice McKittrick,
and is survived by his two children Linda and Charles McKittrick
III, grandchildren Frances and Ulysses, brother Jack, and longtime
loving companion Charlotte Potler Klein.
A memorial service will be held September 21, at Fox Hill in
Bethesda from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wintergarden. In lieu of
flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in his memory
to the Institute of American Indian Arts through the IAIA Foundation
at: 83 Avan Nu Po Road; Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-1300 or through
their website. Please mention McKittrick in the notes.
Published by The Washington Post on September 18, 2022.
McLaughlin, Major Fred Calvin
February 29, 1920 - October 24, 2006
Frederick Calvin McLaughlin, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the first Personnel Manager of
Mecklenburg County government, as well as a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died on
October 24, 2006 at his residence in Charlotte. He was 86. Mr. McLaughlin was born February 29, 1920 in
Decatur, Illinois, the son of Bennett Baxter McLaughlin and Beatrice Anne Spratley.
Mr. McLaughlin is survived by his wife, Rosemary, with whom he celebrated his 64th anniversary just a week
prior to his passing. He also leaves behind sons, Michael Allan of Vero Beach, FL, Steven Marc of Jupiter,
FL, David Calvin of Bozeman, MT, and Robert Thomas of Charlotte, as well as 13 grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. His son James Frederick passed away in 1975. Aside from a love of his large family
visiting and filling his home, Mr. McLaughlin was especially fond of his time in the Marine Corps. He
entered the Corps on his 18th birthday in 1938, and shortly after enlistment went to Shanghai, China as part
of a peacekeeping force in the pre-World War II days. He was only back from China a matter of weeks when
World War II broke out. During the war he served as driver for then Lt. Colonel Chesty Puller, probably the
most famous Marine of all time.
While stateside, following his return from China, he courted and married his high school sweetheart,
Rosemary Rogers. They were married on Oct. 17, 1942 in a war-time ceremony in Arlington, Va. Within days,
McLaughlin became the First Sergeant aboard the U.S.S. West Point and remained there for the remainder of
the war. McLaughlin was commissioned second lieutenant after World War II, and later served as a front line
Company Commander in Korea. During his 21-year military career he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and
two Purple Hearts. He retired a major in 1959.
He and his family moved to Charlotte in 1959. Following his position as Personnel Manager of Mecklenburg,
he decided to enter college on the G.I. Bill and at age fifty-six graduated from UNC-C. After graduation he
taught in the Mecklenburg school system. He will be sorely missed by his family.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 27, 2006, at 11:00 AM in the Hankins and Whittington Dilworth
Chapel. Interment followed in Sharon Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral
home one hour prior to service.
Published in the Charlotte Observer on 10/26/2006.
McLennan, Charles W. Sr.
Charles W. McLennan, Sr. died 9/17/1998. He was with Co. H, 2nd Batallion, 223rd Infantry Regiment,
40th Infantry Division. He was from Belle Plaine, Iowa.
McManus, John Leo
My father, John Leo McManus, passed away in 2000. He was a Korean War vet.
McManus, Russell Valentine "Mike"
Russell Valentine McManus, “Russ, Mike, Mac”, age 86, of Chicago,
Illinois, died peacefully on April 5, 2020, two days before his 87th
birthday. He was born April 7, 1933. In his youth he fought in
the Korean War with the Air Force's 13th Bomb Squadron as a B26 tail
gunner. Mike was a master auto mechanic and later became an
instructor of auto mechanics for the Chicago Public Schools. He
enjoyed sharing his joy for tinkering on cars with his children and
students at Dawson Skill Center, Washburn Trade School, and Bowen
High School.He was a member of the American Legion Post 541, and
Legion Riders Chapter 134. He loved riding his motorcycle and was a
member of the Jersey Pine Cruisers. He spent his free time building
and flying model airplanes. He was a dedicated Scout Leader and a
Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow. Mike is survived by his wife
of 12 years, Carole McManus. Formerly married to the late Mary nee
Gleason McManus for 47 years. Devoted father to Arthur P. “Cash”
(Mary Engelmeyer), Alanna L. (Val) Mertens, Michael “Mickey” (Lynn
Lofton), and Peter F. (Cheryl). Loving grandfather to Zen, Nicole,
Amanda, Scott, Sarah, Rowan, Marangelis, Yulisa, and Gannon. Great
grandfather of six. After his marriage to Carole he became a doting
step father to six children and 16 grandchildren. Due to the
healthcare crisis, services for Mike will be held privately. A
memorial service and celebration of his fabulous life will be
scheduled at a later date. If you knew Mike, you know he loved to
tell a good story.
McMichael, James George
James George McMichael, 85, of 21 Oak Street, Riverdale, died
peacefully on February 25, 2013 at Villa Marie Claire surrounded by
his family after several months of declining health.
He was born on December 19, 1927 in Totowa, New Jersey, son of
the late William and Sophia (DeGraw) McMichael. He was predeceased
by his sister Elaine, who died in childhood. After the death of his
mother and illness of his father, Mr. McMichael resided at the St.
Joseph's Home for Children in Totowa under the care of the Sisters
of Charity. He subsequently was reunited with his father and was
graduated from St. John's Cathedral High School in Paterson.
He was a retired inspector for Public Service Electric & Gas in
Clifton with over 40 years of service. He was a long-time
member of St. Mary's Parish in Pompton Lakes and for many decades
served as an usher at 7:30 a.m. Mass. He was a member of St. Mary's
Home/School Association and DePaul Fathers Club.
Mr. McMichael was a combat veteran of the Korean War, having
served with the 1st Marine Division in the Battle of the Chosin
Reservoir. He was a member of the Chosin Few, the veterans'
organization of survivors of this battle. He was a member of the
George P. Siek Tri-Boro VFW Post 8096 in Butler and was past All
State "White Hat" Commander. He was a member of the Lakeland Marine
Corps League Detachment 744.
Mr. McMichael served the Borough of Riverdale as a Special Police
Officer in the early 1950s and Council Member in the 1970s. In 2007,
he was the Grand Marshall of the Riverdale Borough Memorial Day
Parade. He also spent many years coaching Little League Baseball in
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean (Campbell)
McMichael; daughter Elaine (Patrick) Stallard of Durham, North
Carolina; daughter Kathleen (Robert) Callan of Point Pleasant, New
Jersey; son James (Diane) McMichael of Pompton Plains, New Jersey;
daughter Patricia (Timothy) Remmert of Green Pond, New Jersey;
daughter Sheila (Michael) Morris of New Kent, Virginia, and daughter
Sharon (Bradley) Wendler of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.
Mr. McMichael has 18 grandchildren: Orion (Amy) Stallard of
Charlotte, North Carolina; Lori Adams and Randa Stallard of Durham,
North Carolina; Robert Callan of San Jose, California; Casey Callan
of New York City; James (Leigh) McMichael of Wayne, New Jersey;
Kerry and Kevin McMichael of Pompton Plains, New Jersey; Cara,
Joseph and Timothy Remmert of Green Pond, New Jersey, Andrew and
Clare Morris of New Kent, Virginia; and Matthew, Patrick and Jeffrey
Wendler of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. He also has three
great-grandchildren: Aubrey and Adam Stallard of Charlotte, North
Carolina and Isaiah Morton of Durham, North Carolina.
Visitation will be held at Richards Funeral Home in Riverdale on
Friday March 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of the Resurrection will be
Saturday March 2 at 9 AM at St. Mary's Parish in Pompton Lakes.
Internment is at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of
flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the
Dominican Sisters of Hope for support of their ministry and retired
sisters (Development Office, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY
10562) or the Meghan Rose Bradley Foundation, Inc. for pediatric
brain cancer research (6 Preston Drive, Branchburg, NJ 08876).
McWhorter, James G.
James G. McWhorter, 92, a native of Oxford, Alabama and resident
of Raceland, Louisiana, died on Friday November 30, 2012. Visitation
will be held at Samart-Mothe Funeral Chapel in Mathews on Monday
from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and St. Hilary of Poitiers Catholic
Church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time. Military
Funeral Honors will be held by the United Veterans League at 11:00
a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be observed 12:00 p.m. with
burial in Holy Savior Catholic Cemetery.
He is survived by his sons, Chuck McWhorter and wife Monica,
Donald McWhorter, Jim McWhorter and wife Carol Sue, Mike McWhorter
and wife Kathleen, Tom McWhorter and wife Mary; daughter, Susan
McWhorter Matherne and husband Jamie; brother, Horace "Edsel"
McWhorter; nine grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Levert McWhorter;
parents, Billy O. McWhorter and Vera Bell Murray; son, Russell Paul
"Rusty" McWhorter; daughter, Mary Ann McWhorter; brothers, Owen
McWhorter, Woodrow McWhorter, Fillmore McWhorter; sisters, Maxine
Shields, Elsie Bowen Estes, Ethel Owens.
He was a catholic and parishioner of St. Hilary of Poitiers
Catholic Church. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years
service as a Corpsman. He served during World War II and the Korean
Wars. He was a survivor of the sinking of the USS Benevolence
Hospital ship on August 25, 1950.