Sunday, June 30th, 2013...9:26 am
John L. McDonald, ’48
John Lewis McDonald, 88, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Barbara
Miller McDonald entered into eternal rest Friday, June 28, 2013. His funeral
service will be held Monday, July 1, 2013 in The Second Presbyterian Church,
342 Meeting Street at 10:00 am. Interment, The Second Presbyterian
Churchyard. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the
interment. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in
J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Mr. McDonald was born October 26, 1924
in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Allie McDonald and Rosa Hunt McDonald.
He was a graduate of the High School of Charleston and The Citadel. He had
further schooling at the College of Charleston and Harvard Business School.
He was a veteran of WWII serving as lieutenant in the US Navy aboard the
aircraft carrier USS Gilbert Islands (CVE107) in the Pacific theatre.. He
was a retired Director of Personnel with the Post and Courier. He was an
Elder of The Second Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the St.
Andrew’s Society and formerly a member of the Hibernian Society and the
Sertoma Club of Charleston. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara
Miller McDonald of Charleston, SC; son, John “Jay” L. McDonald, Jr.
(Kristen) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; a daughter, Ann McDonald Hackett (James) of
Charleston, SC; and two granddaughters, Susanne McDonald and Mary Hackett.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Charleston and also
the family’s caregivers with In Laverne’s Care, Laverne and her angels,
Celeste, Ella and Helen. Memorials may be made to The Second Presbyterian
Church, 342 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403. A memorial message may be
sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our
guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston