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John W. McQueen

June 9, 1932 - May 18, 2020

John W. McQueen passed away peacefully on May 18, 2020, at the age of 87 years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret S. McQueen. John is survived by two daughters, Kellie McQueen and Linda Mathews (Bill). He was deeply loved and will forever be remembered by his grandsons Andrew and Colin McKeefery. John is also survived by his siblings and family in the United States and Scotland.

He will truly be missed and always in our hearts. John was thoughtful, kind, had a generous spirit, was a true gentleman, lover of Robert Burns poetry, proud of his Scottish heritage & family, and a true Phillies and Eagles fan. He was a proud American and loved living the American Dream.

Heartfelt thanks to the Lehigh Avenue neighbors and friends for providing a lifetime of memories and love. We thank you for keeping a neighborly eye on him in the later years. It was difficult to retire from the yardwork he loved, but your assistance in helping cut the grass was thoughtful and appreciated.

The family extends much love to his work family at Mitchell Associates. John loved his trade, work and coworkers immensely. He was a dedicated, hardworking employee who really valued and respected the company and all those he worked beside throughout the years.  After retirement, John continued to share fond memories and company stories.

Thank you to special friends Erik & Will for visits to the shop and all the cheesesteak lunches, Bill Conroy for continued telephone calls to talk about Eagles football and visiting when in town and Joey D for providing the pool pass, new zip code and encouraging him to share stories from the old country. Throughout the years your friendships provided a lot of laughs, support and joy. You held a special place in Dad’s heart.

Our family would also like to extend sincere gratitude to Dr. Wasif Queshi, Dr. Alex Bianchi, Dr. Magid Hosney and their staff for their never ending thoughtful, compassionate and exceptional medical care and support. We appreciate you and your staff treating our father with such respect and kindness, just as you would your own family member.

Due to the current COVID restrictions, no formal service will be held at this time.

In lieu of flowers we appreciate donations to a charity of your choice in his name.


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6 Condolences for John W. McQueen

  • Linda and Kellie,
    So sorry for lose. Your dad was a wonderful person.

  • To the family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers in this difficult time.

    Mr. McQueen was a great friend and he meant a lot to my husband and I. He was such a nice man and we will miss him dearly. I will especially miss asking my husband how Mr McQueen is doing and hearing funny stories about something he said …or him giving me all of his books after he has read them and having nice conversation with him when I saw him.

    He is now resting and although we will miss him, he is with the Lord. Your job here on earth is complete Mr McQueen…..take your rest and please know that we will never forget you sir.

    God Bless you all

    Will (Mitchell Associates) & Desiree Cooper

  • Many many fond memories! He was incredibly generous and loyal. I am grateful to have all the things he taught me over the years to keep after his passing. Robbie Burns said it better than I: ]
    An honest man here lies at rest,
    As e’er God with His image blest:
    The friend of man, the friend of truth;
    The friend of age, and guide of youth:
    Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
    Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
    If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
    If there is none, he made the best of this.
    Robert Burns

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. John was a very special man. And we are proud to have known him and worked with him.

  • Fond memories of the Mc Queen Family – picnics in the back yards of Roselle, holiday parties especially Christmas Eve and New Year’s , and our children growing up with Linda and Kelly. We’ll always remember the famous Christmas carol events with “Yukon Jack” as a special guest!John was a treasured member of the Lehigh Avenue crew of Bailey, Walter, Bowyer, Jones, and Wisniewski.
    May he rest in God’s heavenly peace Amen.

  • After meeting your father at Mitchell Associates I would enjoy visiting the shop to watch your Dad apply his skills and concern to a project, to listen to his stories and to enjoy his humor and smile.

    I am privileged to have known your Dad…a true craftsman and gentleman! May happy memories soften your sadness and bring you comfort.

    Michael Amici