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“It's been a very long time; I don't think I had seen John since the late '80's. However, as a young salesman working far below him in the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bruce Corson - Chagrin Falls, OH

“John was one of the greatest men one could have as a friend. I knew him first when he was courting my cousin, Janet Jaeger. We had good times, all of...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Roger Lee Kenvin - CA

“Thinking of you and pray that our God will bring His great comfort and peace to you during this time. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jim and Diane Treat - Salida, CO

“Grieving with your family. May God comfort you at this time. -Wendy ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Wendy Gale - Berwyn, PA

“My heart is broken. May you forever rest in peace. God Bless the McDonough family as you celebrate the life of this wonderful man. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Hanline - Montgomery, TX

“To the children of John. Please know I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a wonderful friend to me and my late husband Mike. We met...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Klein - Newark, DE - Friend

“My deepest sympathy on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Vetter - Pike Creek, DE

“It was a pleasure knowing you John, I will miss seeing you and hearing from you!! You were my favorite patient at work, brightened my day whenever...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Brees - Aston, PA - Friend

“Although I only had the opportunity to meet you once, you warmed my heart with your presence. Thank you for being a wonderful Grandfather to Joe. ...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Gail Kennedy - Bear, DE


John A. McDonough, 91, passed away on March 26, 2017 after a short illness.

John was born in Geneva, New York to the late Leo and Catherine McDonough. John joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II and served in the Pacific as a naval radioman and gunner. After the war, he returned to Geneva where he met his future wife, Janet Jaeger. They married in 1949 and were happily married for sixty years until her death in 2009. He earned a B.S. Degree in chemical engineering from the University of Detroit in 1952 and went to work for DuPont upon graduation. He became a salesman for DuPont and worked for twenty years in Akron, Ohio before becoming Sales Manager for DuPont and moving to Wilmington in 1978. After retirement, he and Janet traveled and he did volunteer work for several different non-profit organizations. He was also very active in St. Mary Magdalen Church. In 2006 he and Janet moved to Maris Grove in Glen Mills, PA where he became active in St. Cornelius Church.

John was very generous with both his time and treasure and he was devoted to his large family. He is survived by his sister, Ann Dailor of Rochester, New York, and his children, Phyllis Horisk (Tony), Carol McDonough (Jay), Michael McDonough (Beth), Laura Shary (Mark), Amy Edmanson (Ray), David McDonough, and Mark McDonough (Heidi). In addition he is survived by his fifteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, April 2, from 6-8 P.M. At Chandler Funeral Home at 2506 Concord Pike. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 3, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Cornelius Church 120 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford PA.