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John L. McDonald

McDonald- John L., “Mac” or “Bearman”, 73 of Windber. Became an angel on July 4, 2019. Born on May 14th 1946 in Johnstown, PA, son of the late Herbert and Esther (Geist) McDonald. Also preceded in death by his brother Herbert McDonald Jr. He is survived by his loving wife Martha (Freeman) McDonald of 52 years; children Tracy (Dan) Williams and John (Leslie) McDonald; grandchildren Jessica, Joey, Nicolas, and Rylie. Brother-in-law of Kent and Dorothy McClain. 1966 graduate of Richland High School. Retired from US Steel Corporation and Johnstown Corporation. John enjoyed spending time with his wife camping, being with his grandchildren, woodworking, and golfing. Friends received from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm time of service Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, (Richland), Johnstown. Pastor Brian Simmons, officiating. Private interment. Family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of John.  (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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John you will be sadly missed by us. We always looked forward to coming over to see you and Bunny at Gettysburg campground. We always looked forward to what you had made over the winter. It truly has been an honor to have known you. Rest in peace John and know that we will check on Bunny now and again. God Bless You John.

Love: Doug and Chris

Doug Seiss and Chris Jenkins Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

A Peaceful Reflections Luminous Garden Memories Stone/Plaque was sent by Kenton Michael and Vera Leming on July 7, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 7 2019 12:00 AM

Kenton and I send our condolences to you and your family. Know thatGod's blessings and our prayers are with you.
All our Love,
Kenton and Vera

Vera M. Leming Jul 7 2019 12:00 AM

A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent on July 7, 2019

Thank You John and Bunny for the many Beach Memories. There are many Bears here with both your finger prints on them. Just one of the many lifes you touched.

Expression of Sympathy Jul 7 2019 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on July 7, 2019

Our deepest sympathy Bunny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss him very much! Your friends at PirateLand. Michael & Carol, Millie & Angel, Lora & Mike & Nancy

Expression of Sympathy Jul 7 2019 12:00 AM

Donnie & I met John & Bunny while at Pirateland. We was amazed of all his crafts and woodworking. We became friends soon after that because neither of them ever meets a stranger. In the fall when we pulled in, here they came to welcome us. He gave the best bear man hugs! John would do anything to help anyone who needed help. In my minds eye I can see him coming from their camper over to ours.
He is and will be missed by everyone who got to know him.
Rest well, fly high among the angels. We know that now you are your family's guardian angel.
Love you Bear Man.

Donnie & Marty Vaughn Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM

Bunny, very sorry to hear about John. Hope your doing ok.

Your cousin Fred

Fred Freeman Jul 6 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Jul 5 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family. We met this wonderful friend camping and will remember the great times we had

Jim and Jean Dunn Jul 5 2019 12:00 AM