John J. McKenna Thursday, June 7, 1934 - Monday, July 31, 2017

John J. McKenna, on July 31, 2017, age 83.  Beloved husband of Mary Ida (nee Kelly) of Broomall.  John was an usher for 50 years at St. Pius X Church and member of Broomall Rotary.  He worked on the reunion committee of SE Catholic H.S. Class of 1952.  Devoted father of late Charles E. "Chuck" and 1st Lt. John H. McKenna U.S.A.F.  Survived by his daughters Mary Frances McKenna and Beth Ann Smiley (Paul).  Grandfather of Charles "Chip" and Cpt. Brian McKenna, U.S. Army (Topacio), John Paul, David Salvatore and Joseph Owen.  Great grandfather of Athena Maria and Atticus Jasper.  Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Saturday 9:30 to 11 A.M. in St. Pius X Church, 220 Lawrence Rd., Broomall followed by his Funeral Mass 11 A.M.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Class of 1952 Fund, "SE Catholic H.S." Millay Club, 1736 S. 10th St., Phila., PA 19148.  Int. SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Frank C. Videon, Broomall.

 


John you will be greatly missed. You and Mary have been a great inspiration to many people. The strongest married couple I have ever had the pleasure to know. Our chance meeting many years ago while teaching one of my classes, your Son John being the common bond. I smile everytime Mary speaks during one of my classes. I can still remember John as if it is yesterday. I can still picture the two of you walking into K-mart and John yelling over the PA system "Pete Moss report to the outside patio." Memories can't be erased they only grow. Love those Mckennas! Diane Fields

Pop Pop John and Joe Smiley at wrestling practice.