John J McDonald Jr. Photo

John J McDonald Jr.

Age: 72

Date of Death: June 10, 2020

Ocean Grove , NJ

John J. McDonald Jr., 72. retired, Elizabeth Fireman formally of Belmar NJ passed away at Jersey Shore Medical Center 0n June 10th after a courageous battle with Covid 19. John was the eldest son of John McDonald and Florence Roach. He is survived by his sisters, Maureen, Eileen, Sharon, Kathleen and brother Darren, 11 nieces and nephews, 1 grand niece and 1 grand nephew. John is predeceased by his brothers Kevin McDonald and Timothy McDonald. As a young boy John became famous when his photo appeared in the local news paper. John was caught fishing in the Duck Pond in Lincoln Park, Jersey City. John boxed in the Youth Division for the Jersey City Parks Department. He attended St. Aloysius Roman Catholic School and Dickinson High School where he played football. After high school John served in the US Marine Corps, then became an electrician helper. After joining the Fire Department John attended Ocean County College studying Arson and Investigation. He loved scuba diving off Fire Island, Motown music and the girls. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations should be made in memory of John J McDonald Jr. to the New Jersey Fireman's Home, 565 Lathrop Ave. Boonton, NJ 07005