Monday, 15 July 2024

John McGann

John McGann. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — John Anthony McGann of Lakeport, California, died after a brief illness in Santa Rosa, California, on April 25, 2024, aged 73.

Born July 26, 1950 in Brighton, Massachusetts, John was the youngest of six children of Thomas F. McGann and Regina A. Maroney.

He attended St. Agatha’s School in Milton, Massachusetts, through first grade until 1957, when the family moved to Southern California. There, he attended St. Therese School in Alhambra through eighth grade, then went on to Loyola High School in Los Angeles, where he met many of his lifelong friends.

John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1972 and went on to earn a MBA from Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management in 1995.

Always a hard worker, he started his work life while still in high school at Heller’s Bakery, then went on to work for Penneys during college, Merchants, Century Services, Ingram Paper, Kirk Paper, Consolidated Lauco, IPAC and JPP.

John retired in 2018 after 21 years as director of sales for the Americas at Japan Pulp and Paper.

After living much of his life in Southern California, he moved to Lake County in Northern California in 1996, where he and his wife Susan built a lovely home among the rolling hills and oaks. He enjoyed his days there maintaining the land, reading (always learning) and often helping Susan serve customers at The Lake County Wine Studio.

John is survived by his wife, Susan Feiler; daughters, Laura McGann MacLellan (Greg MacLellan) and Erin McGann Maloney (Mike Maloney); brothers, Dr. Peter McGann, Dr. Philip McGann and Tom McGann; as well as seven grandchildren, Courtney, Ethan, Michael, Aidan, Miya, Campbell and Luke; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by both his parents, as well as his brother Mark McGann and sister Gina McGann.

There will be a private celebration of life in Pasadena, California, in June, as well as a second private celebration in Lakeport in July.

Memorials may be made directly to Loyola High School as follows: “In memoriam of John A. McGann (1950-2024), Class of 1968.”

The website is www.loyolahs.edu/giving/gifts-in-memoriam/.

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