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John J. McKenna

November 8, 1929 - February 13, 2021

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John J. McKenna of Beach Lake, PA passed away after 91 years of a life well lived.  First born son of Francis & Helen McKenna, he grew up in Butler, NJ, was an altar boy at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church and graduate of St. Anthony Elementary school. He went on to graduate from Butler High School. While attending there he met and later married his wife, Marion, who predeceased him in 2002.

John & Marion raised their family in Newfoundland, NJ.  He worked as a machinist and supervisor at Henry Spen & Company. Retiring to Beach Lake, PA he pursued his love of gardening, fishing, hunting and enjoying time with his family.

He leaves behind his five children, John McKenna Jr. of Tafton, PA; Kathy(James)Pross of Auburn, Maine; Patricia McKenna of Beach Lake; James(Nancy)McKenna of Exton, PA; Christine(Frank) Sperger of Harvey’s Lake, PA.  He also leaves behind eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, his sister, Ann Locke of Butler, NJ and many nieces and nephews.

His daughter-in-law, Vickie McKenna grandson, John J McKenna 3rd, and brother, Robert predeceased him.

Arrangements are private.