John William McNair; beloved husband of Maureen née Dolan; loving father of John Malcolm, Margaret (Patrick) Carey, Sheila (Benjamin Bellmore), James Douglas and Michael Andrew; cherished grandfather of Maureen and Ann Marie Carey and Rosemary Alice Bellmore; dear brother of Elizabeth Mayer; fond “outlaw”, uncle, cousin and friend to many. President of Chopin Park Baseball Association for 23 years. Services Private with a Memorial at a later date. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
John William McNair
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Our sympathies go out to the McNair family. Steve and Debbie Maynard
My condolences Maureen to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was such a likeable man and I am glad that our last gathering ended in jokes and laughter – typical of an encounter with John McNair. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May he Rest In Pease – God Bless. Kathleen Dunne
Maureen and family, my deepest condolences. I’m glad I got to see John a few months ago ad the “ornament” exchange summer gathering. I have some great memories of him.! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Paula Newton
He was more than an Uncle he was truly or Best friend. Pilar and I will cherish his memories in or first house
I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to the McNair family. I’ve known John McNair for many years. He was a great guy who loved people. His dedication to baseball and to all the children who knew him was simply remarkable. He had a heart of gold and will be missed by many. The McNair family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Diane Ostrowski
My condolences, from his younger Indiana cousin Pat. John introduced me to Led Zepplin back in the day, I always looked up to cousin ‘red head’ John! John, his dad,mom, sister all beautiful people!
I will always remember the great times we had together as kids. My parents lived in the suburbs by O’Hare, so I always enjoyed when my dad would drive to visit his brother in the city, then my brother Pat and I could tag along and hang out with our cousins John & Betty. John was my age, we played the same sports and both followed the St. Louis Cardinals, so we had a lot in common. When I was 10, my dad coached my little league baseball team; he made a point to pick up John before one of the games to help out as a base coach, just so he could include him in the official team picture. After my family moved out-of-state, our visits were less frequent . . . but every time we did get together, seems like we picked up right where we left off. I know he got a kick out of it this summer when I sent him our little league picture from 54 summers ago. Now it’s time to rest for the off-season, Pal.
My condolences and prayers to Moe, their 5 kids and grandkids that he was so very proud of, and to his sister Betty.
Maureen, I’m sorry for your loss. I know how hard you and John worked to raise a fine family. Jack Murphy
Mo, condolences to you and your family. Prayers are with you all at this time. Stay strong – but there is not a doubt in my mind you will as I know you are one strong women! Love to you all.
We are so sorry to here this news. Our son Christopher went to school with Michael and they were such a tight group! Knew the family well through St. Bartholomew. May God bless them all. Donna & Sean Ryan
My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family. I remember him visiting the school and always sharing his stories and making me laugh with his jokes!
So sorry to hear about Johns passing my husband coached our 4 boys at Chopin for many years and my boys “worked” for him too at the concession stand and umping games. Prayers to your family during this difficult time . The Ayala family
Our sweet, fun John will surely be missed by all. He was loved and made a difference in so many lives. He is now in God’s loving arms, as he should for a life well lived. Many prayers for Maureen and your beautiful family, he loved you all so much.
Thanks for posting and sharing this, Maureen. I wasn’t ready for John passing away. He was way too young and bursting with his usual biting humor the last few times I spoke with him. Luckily I had a last exchange with him just a few weeks ago. Didn’t know about his foot. What will life be without our kranky cousin John in Chicago? He was the quintessential, tough-talking city guy with a heart of gold. That city will never be the same. I’ll make it a point to take a trip to Chicago and drop in on the family. We need to do a better job of staying in touch. Love you all.