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John McCann
  • Passed away on November 10, 2019

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John E McCann (86) of The Villages of Lynnhaven FL passed away on Nov 10, 2019.  John was born on May 17, 1933 in Chicago IL.  He spent the first couple of decades in Chicago growing up with his parents who were in the Pharmacy Industry.  John went on to Butler University earning a BS in Pharmacy.  While there he met the love of his life Joycelyn who he was married to for 62 years.  John spent most of his life in Wildwood IL raising a family and quickly became aware of another love that of technology.  He attended night school to learn all he could on computers which landed him a job at Abbott Laboratories in Abbott Park IL.  He passionately worked a wonderful 30 year career at Abbott with various positions in Network Systems, Scientific Computing, and Research & Development Engineering.  John loved to serve the people and was an active member of the Gagewood Lions Club, holding many leadership positions over the past 43 years including 1F District Governor, and making lifelong friends along the way.

A wonderful and devoted husband to Joycelyn and a great role model for his children and all who knew him.  A man of integrity and good humor.  John will be dearly missed, he is survived by his wife, Joycelyn; daughters: Lynn Knutson(Tom), Kathy Roberts, Debbie McCann(Jan ); sons: John McCann (Chris), Tim McCann (Karla); granddaughters, Michelle Boyden(Alex), Laura Knutson, Jennifer Roberts, Shea McGuane(Chris), Kelsey McCann, Erin McCann, Casey McCann, grandsons: Ryan Knutson, Austin Roberts; and 2 great grandchildren Will & Avery Boyden.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Lions of IL Foundation; https://www.lionsofillinoisfoundation.org/

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in IL.


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  1. 27 Nov 2019
    Joycelyn McCann says:
    Jack,
    I loved you then,
    I love you still,
    I always have,
    I always will.
    Joycelyn

  2. 22 Nov 2019
    Tim McCann says:
    I respected my Dad and looked up to him for his commitment to community. Whether it was Lions club or local community, he believed in participating.
    His everyday actions, taught us how to accept others even though they are different from us.
    He raised us by instilling a work ethic and responsibility for ourselves. Good Job.
    He enjoyed life through his work, clubs, sports, friends, boating and family. And he had a fabulous spouse to support him.

    You were loved and you will be missed,
    Tim McCann

  3. 21 Nov 2019
    Kathleen McCann Roberts says:
    A wonderful, loving Dad who taught me so much you will be missed dearly! Your strength, knowledge, honor, and love attributed to raising your family with the same values. I loved to listen to your stories and to see you laugh with your good sense of humor. There will always be a special place in my heart for you. Love you Dad always.

  4. 21 Nov 2019
    Bob Brongiel says:
    John,
    I just wanted to thank you for your help. I worked at Abbott in the prpo0duction planning area and myj job was to come up with a new production planning system, I opted to use SAS a new user language that you were an expert in. So everytime I had a problen with it I came to you. You always had an answer to my problem and time to explain it to me. I could not have done it without your help. We used my system until they converted it to Cobol several years later.
    Thank you again for all your help and may God take care of you

    Bob Brongiel

  5. 21 Nov 2019
    Deb McCann says:
    Love you Dad! You are truly missed. Your quiet support, good humor, and loving calm demeanor will always be remembered

  6. 21 Nov 2019
    Karla McCann says:
    I was saddened to hear that John McCann, my father-in-law passed away. He welcomed my children and me into his family when Tim and I got married 20 years ago. He has been “Dad” to me and “Grandpa” to my children. We will miss his warmth, kindness and sense of humor. My children and family who respected and appreciated him will miss him too.

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