John McNamara, 70, of Haworth, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11th, with his wife and children at his bedside. He was born on April 11, 1952 to Robert and Jane McNamara, née O’Connor, in New York City. John was a proud alumnus… View Obituary & Service InformationThe Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family.
JOHN J. McNAMARA, age 65, passed away Nov. 30, 2010. Beloved husband of Erion (nee Purge); dearest father of Kim Knecht, Kelly (Joe) Glowacki, John T. McNamara, Shelly (Bobby) Hansraj and Dan (Sandra) McNamara; grandfather of 11; son of the late Thomas and Anna; brother of Arlene Karlack, Anita Mulhern, Leona Stewart, and the late Thomas (Mary Lou), James (Margaret), Patrick (Jean) and “Tish” Gresko. Mass of Christian Burial St. Thomas More Church, Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family will receive friends in the TOMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 4772 PEARL RD. (N. OF BROOKPARK RD.), CLEVELAND ON THURSDAY FROM 4-8 P.M. AND FRIDAY 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Foundation does not solicit donations by phone or employ outside companies to do so. You can make a donation by mail, by phone or through our website.McNamara, who was 44 at the time of his death, worked about 500 hours at Ground Zero. He also was one of the first to join the FDNY’s rescue mission to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2006 when his wife was four months pregnant with their only son, Jack. It was his exposure to toxins on the pile that caused the illness that ultimately killed him on August 9, 2009.
John F. McNamara, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, was a good-natured prankster and devoted husband and father who always led by example. No matter what else he had done in his life, being a New York City firefighter was the essence of who he was. He loved the job, and he loved the guys. What could be better than getting paid for helping others? He was assigned first to Engine 220/Ladder 122 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, then Engine 234/Ladder 123 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. John was also a volunteer firefighter in Blue Point, New York, after Jenn and John moved there in 2003. John was devoted to his family, but also to his community. After his death, his wife formed the FDNY Firefighter John F. McNamara Foundation (the Johnny Mac Foundation) to continue his good works in the local community and to assist other sick 9/11 first responders. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation does not solicit donations by phone or employ outside companies to do so. You can make a donation by mail, by phone or through our website. If you have any questions/concerns please contact us.John is survived by his wife, Jennifer; now 10-year-old son, Jack; sisters, Carol and Donna; brother, Patrick; and mother and father-in-law, Linda and George.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 – 9 PM at THE A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO 44130 (WEST of I-71)JOHN PAUL McNAMARA age 59. Beloved husband of Denise (nee Hamilton). Loving father of John ( Jaimee ) Nick (Yolanda) Brittany (Kyle) Ryan (Melissa) Catherine (Jeff). Cherished “Papa Mac” to Ella, Liam, Daxton, Noah and Gavin. Son of Faith Vidovich (David) and the late John P. McNamara. Dear brother of James (Michele), Peter (Ellie)Thomas (Janice) and the late Joseph. Son in law of Kathy (late Dennis) Hamilton and brother in law of Michele (Marty) Taft.
Born and raised in Cleveland – John attended high school in North Ridgeville where he played drums in the marching band. After Graduating he became a paramedic when he was 18 years old where he started a career in Elyria, he later went on to get hired in May of 1987 as a Paramedic for the city of Cleveland where he devoted 30 years of work and retired in May, 2017.
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.John enjoyed his retirement by spending time with his family and friends. Having a good time was always what he wanted to be doing. From Browns football Sunday’s in the fall to watching the Indians in the spring-Sports was always on his list. Holidays are what made dad smile. From st Patrick’s day to Christmas and everything in between he always made each and every one of them memorable and fun for everyone
Dad loved his nights at the casino. Sitting at a slot machine trying to strike it big is where he enjoyed some of his time. When not out and about dad loved taking care of his house and his yard. From fixing things in the house to cutting his grass and planting his flowers. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday August 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, North Ridgeville, Ohio.
Dad loved being at home with his dogs and therefore, in lieu of flowers, please mail contributions to the SRT-K9 Unit, for the continued support of First Responders K9’s.John and Sheelah built their beautiful home together in 1987 where they raised their three children, Sean McNamara (Miranda), Patrick McNamara (Brittany) and Katherine McNamara (Ryan). In addition to his children, John is survived by his siblings Jean Northrup (Rob), Jim McNamara (Sue), Lynn Kearney (John), brother and sisters-in-law, Anne McIntyre, Susan Trussoni (Steve), Margot Lunney (Paul), Paul Lunney (Madeleine), Janet Richard (Michael), Robert Lunney (Marie Andree), Jane Lunney, Sandy and Scott Piekarski, many loving nieces and nephews, longtime best friend Allan Landry (Beth), and friend and business partner Christine Clark (George). John is predeceased by his parents William and Miriam (Lunney) McNamara and sister Dawn McNamara (Gary).Family was the most important thing to John. He loved big family gatherings, family vacations and Sunday dinners every week at his home with his wife and children. John also had a love for cars, motorcycles and guitars, which he passed on to his three children. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and taking bike trips with his friends.
A viewing for John will be held at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row., Saint John (634-7424) on Monday, May 2nd from 4 pm-8 pm. A memorial service will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 74 Almon Ln, Rothesay on Tuesday, May 3rd at 12:00 pm, followed by a private family interment. At the family’s request, masks are strongly encouraged. Donations can be made in John’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Extra-Mural Program, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
It is with great sadness that the McNamara family announces the passing of John McNamara which occurred on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at the age of 64 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on October 22, 1957 in East Saint John, John is the son of the late William and Miriam McNamara. John studied at UNB where he met his wife of 35 years, Sheelah (Lunney) McNamara. He began his career at Tilden Rent-a-Car and later became the Agency Operator of Avis Budget in Saint John until his passing.For those who knew him, nothing was too much to ask of John; he was always willing to lend a helping hand. John was the voice of reason and the go-to person for advice for many close to him. He could strike up a conversation with anyone about anything and make them feel appreciated – which is a true testament to his character.