|MacDONALD-John Duncan, Jr. of Point Lookout, NY and Fort Lauderdale, FL passed away peacefully on June 3, 2015 at the age of 94 surrounded by his loving family.|
Loving husband of the late Kathleen Patricia (nee Callus) . Proud father of Kathleen Collins, John Albert, Robert Duncan, Kevin Michael, James Dearborn, Daniel Joseph and William Christopher. Father-in-law of Linda MacDonald and Celsa MacDonald. Brother of the late Frank, the late Duke and the late Mary Hanrahan. Beloved grandfather of John D. (Jack) MacDonald, Colleen Sharkey, Christina Bono and Angelina MacDonald. Also survived by 3 great-grandchildren Austin, Kathleen & Trevor Sharkey.
John's family moved to Point Lookout, NY in 1929 where his father the late John D. MacDonald, Sr. established the family plumbing and heating business where it remains today in its third generation.
Enlisted in the US Army Aircorps at the age of 18 and stationed in India during WWII flying supplies on board C47's over the China Burma Pass. A proud CBI veteran.
Following the military and as a young man he joined his father in the family business becoming president of John D. MacDonald & Son Plumbing & Heating Corp. in 1960. He remained president until 1983, then he retired to Florida and remained active in the business throughout the years.
Together with his father, John Jr. was involved in the development of Point Lookout, NY and stayed very active in the community.
John had a dedication and love for the community where his family and business grew. With his father as Fire Commissioner, John became Chief of the Point Lookout Fire Dept. from 1959 to 1960 and was named as a life member of the department until his passing. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Point Lookout Civic Association and Chairman of the Zoning committee for over 23 years.
John was a graduate of the Mechanics Institute of New York and a member of the Master Plumbers Association and Licensed Plumber in New York State since 1960. He was an active member of the Nassau County Republican Committee where he served as district committeeman for many years. He will be missed by family and friends for his fine character and his love of community.
Published in Newsday from June 5 to June 7, 2015