October 10, 1937 - October 2, 2021
John "Jack" Henry Mcdonagh, Jr. 83 years old, born October 10th, 1937. Born in Brooklyn, NY. Moved to Alpharetta, Ga in 1978, and then to Cumming, Ga in 2016. He passed away at Northside Forsyth Hospital on Saturday, October 2, 2021, with his loving wife by his side. Jack retired from the United States Army, 1st SGT E8, in which he served 22 years. He was recipient of 2 Purple Hearts, Bronze Star w/V Device & 20LC, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal 40LC, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal 6th Award, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Valorous Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/2 Bronze Stars w/Palm, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachute Badge and Certificate of Honor Award from Governor Kemp. He served 3 tours in Vietnam, was stationed in Germany, Korea, Schofield Barracks Hawaii; stateside at Fort Polk Louisiana, Fort Riley Kansas, Fort Ord California, Fort Hood Texas, Fort Jay New York, Fort Dix New Jersey, Fort Hamilton New York. He was a long time member of the American Legion Post 201 in Alpharetta, GA and life time member of the VFW Post 9143 in Cumming, GA. He was a Past Commander of the VFW in Roswell, GA. He was a life time member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 576. He is preceded in death by his Mother Winifred and Father John Henry, Sr., Sister Joan, Brother Pat, and Son-in-Law James Anastasio. He is Survived by his Wife Thelma Del; children Sheri Anastasio, Robert Klumpp, Thomas (Rita) Klumpp, Julie (Stephen) Westbrooks; grandchildren Travis (Brie) Klumpp, Derek (Lindsey) Klumpp, Katrina Klumpp, Dylan (Ciara) Klumpp; great grandchildren Mia Klumpp, Emmie Klumpp, Tryce Klumpp, and many other beloved nieces and nephews in the United States and in Ireland. Jack was a man of great distinction and integrity. His sense of humor and wit raised smiles and belly roll laughter no matter the situation. His life stories were incredible and ears focused intensely on every word to learn of his life adventures and heroism. He was married to his soulmate, Del, for 30 years. With her by his side, together they were every thing for the entire family and each other. His bear hugs and advise were priceless. Jack and Del traveled together to Hawaii, Ireland, England, Beijing China, Japan and covered 48 United States via RV with their special dog Lady, hitting every casino along the way. After Lady, came special dog Lucy who stuck by his side and followed him everywhere around the house. He loved the Atlanta Braves and Las Vegas Raiders. Jack never met a stranger and made the best friend. Jack's love for his country was admirable, first and foremost. The family will receive friends at Northside Chapel in Roswell, Ga on Monday, October 4th from 6-8pm. Jack's Celebration of Life will be at Northside Chapel on Tuesday, October 5th at 4pm. Honor burial will be at Georgia National Cemetery on Thursday, October 28th at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Tunnel Of Towers Foundation.
John "Jack" Henry Mcdonagh, Jr. 83 years old, born October 10th, 1937. Born in Brooklyn, NY. Moved to Alpharetta, Ga in 1978, and then to Cumming, Ga in 2016. He passed away at Northside Forsyth Hospital on Saturday, October 2, 2021, with his... View Obituary & Service Information
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