John K. McCall
John K. “Jack” McCall, age 74, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 at Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Mr. McCall was born in Trainer, PA, on January 17, 1937, son of the late Charles and Catherine Greenhalgh McCall. He graduated from Eddystone High School in Eddystone, PA, and went on to proudly serve his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War receiving the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service. Later he was employed by AstraZeneca. Mr. McCall was an avid Philly fan and enjoyed reading, gardening, woodworking and being a mall walker.
In addition to his parents, Mr. McCall was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sumiko Monden McCall, who died on March 9, 2005; brothers, Charles, Jr., William, Albert and Francis; sisters, Agnes and Dolores. He is survived by his daughter, Irene K. McCall of Newark; son, Jeffrey J. McCall (Dawn) of Riverside, NJ; sister, Grace McCall of Trainer, PA; grandchildren, Brynn (and her mother, Donna Gettis), Abigail and Grace; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will host a gathering for friends from 9-10 am, on Friday, October 7th at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. Entombment will take place at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.