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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On October 15, 2018 @ 11:41 am In Obituary | 27 Comments

John W. McKone

John William “Jack” McKone, passed away peacefully at his home on October 12, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. He was the son of Olivette and John McKone and was born December 17, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital. Jack attended Saint Francis Xavier Grammar School, where in the First grade, he met the love of his life Mary Anne Romley. Jack later attended Saint Mary’s High School and went on to study at Arizona State University. While there, Jack joined the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and worked at McDougall & Cassou men’s clothier in downtown Phoenix. Upon completion from the university, he married Mary Anne at Brophy Chapel on December 27, 1958. Jack enlisted in the Army and the newly married couple moved to Petersburg, Virginia for a short time. They returned to Phoenix six months later, where he began his life-long career with IDS Financial, now known as Ameriprise for 48 years. He was the proud Father of three sons, whom he adored.
Jack was a member of the 100 Club, and a Life member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, where in later years he ran the infamous “Program Booth” at the Phoenix Open, which is now known as the WM Phoenix Open. He was always a familiar and friendly face who had a smile for the many folks who were lucky enough to cross his path!
Jack’s Catholic faith and his family were his #1 priority. He was a loyal friend and confidant to many and his quick wit and contagious laugh was always adored by everyone he met. Jack was the proud Grampa to 8 grandchildren; Tommy (Jenny), Kelsey, Molly, Katy, Courtney, Ally, Sam, Jack and a great grandchild, Brady. He was always quick to tell them how proud he was of them and showered them with boundless love and encouragement, just as he had done with his sons.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Oly and Jack, his infant sister, Ann and his sister Mary Virginia Hines. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Anne, his three adoring sons Kelly (Sue), Tim and Danny, his sister JoAnn O’Louglin (John), his Grandchildren and Great Grandson.
A Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary Prayer at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. at Brophy Chapel. A Private Burial will take place at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Saint Mary’s High School.

Condolences for the family of “McKONE, JOHN WILLIAM”

Condolence from Jerry and Petra Gray on October 15th, 2018 1:13 pm

Offering our condolences and Thinking of your family.

Jerry and Petra

Condolence from Roxie Allen on October 16th, 2018 6:46 am

Prayers fir the family during this time.
May he Rest In Peace

Condolence from Susie Sessler- Clegg on October 16th, 2018 7:18 am

May he Rest In Peace and his memories linger, my condolences to the family.

Condolence from Christo and Connie on October 16th, 2018 7:39 am

Sending our love and deepest condolences for your loss. What a wonderful life he lived and family he made. May he Rest In Peace.

The Panagiotakopoulos family.

Condolence from Mari Sickler on October 16th, 2018 8:49 am

So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Danny.

Condolence from Jacquie Cox on October 16th, 2018 8:59 am

I am so sorry for your loss and will always remember his kind smile. So sorry I will be out of town for the funeral.

Condolence from Jim and Judy Cunningham on October 16th, 2018 9:21 am

Jimmy and I are so saddened at the passing of a dear classmate and friend. We know you are having a great reunion with your besties, Tom Foster, and Tony West. Look out God. God bless the McKone family. Send forth your peace Father to the whole family.

Condolence from John & Kim Cerchiai on October 16th, 2018 10:00 am

Our sincere condolences to Kelly and the entire McKone family. He sounds like he was a wonderful man, I’m sorry we never had the chance to meet him. We pray your Mom finds strength and peace during this journey.

Condolence from Finian McGinn on October 16th, 2018 11:20 am

Mary Anne,
I will be there to celebrate Jack’s life. We were like brothers. Be assured you are in my prayers. Love. Fr. Mickey.

Condolence from Gary Williams on October 16th, 2018 1:00 pm

I will miss his wonderful infectious smile and great sense of humor! Rest in peace my friend until we meet again!
My condolences and love to the McKone family! My prayers are with you!

Condolence from Nancy R Julian on October 16th, 2018 1:24 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was always a joy to be around with his fine sense of humor. My prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Wayne and Claire Granger on October 16th, 2018 7:51 pm

Mary Anne and Family
Jack was always such a beacon of joy. May he Rest In Peace and may the wonderful memories you share help to ease your sorrow. Love and Prayers, Wayne and Claire Granger

Condolence from Taner and Didem Urel on October 17th, 2018 8:49 am

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Condolence from DIANE STEIN on October 17th, 2018 9:33 am

Mary Anne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of us at SS. Simon & Jude Cathedral School have you in our hearts and prayers. Jack was a gift to all he encountered, and we know that he will be sorely missed by you, his extended family, and his many friends. God bless all of you.

Condolence from Kathi Russ on October 17th, 2018 12:16 pm

The Killeen family sends their condolences, on behalf of Marcia and Dick from Above. Rest in Peace dear Jack and prayers for Mary Anne and your entire family.

Condolence from Edward & Rosalie on October 17th, 2018 4:19 pm

Dear Mary Anne and Family:
Please accept our sympathy at this time. Be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Love, Peace and Prayers, Rosalie and Edward Favilla

Condolence from John Herbuveaux on October 17th, 2018 5:46 pm

Mary Anne,

Jack embodied the adage my father passed to me, “You don’t treat the other person as a gentleman because he’s one but because you’re one”. His smile and contagious laugh will stay with me along with the memory of how he always treated me like a brother. He is missed.
You and the boys are in my prayers.


Condolence from Dan Kendall on October 17th, 2018 8:58 pm

Dear Mary Anne and Family,
I am thinking of you and your family. Jack taught me how to serve mass when I was in the third grade of SFX School. Of course I have seen you and Jack many times in the subsequent years. My prayers and condolences.
Dan Kendall

Condolence from Willian Stuck on October 18th, 2018 9:10 am

Sorry to hear of Jack passing. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Joyce and I always considered you two long tine friends, 60 plus years. Always remember the good times and all the fun you had. Lost Joyce in February, not a good year. May Jack rest in peace.

Condolence from Charlie Mandala on October 18th, 2018 9:18 am

Dear Mary Anne & Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I would never have been able to lead the life I now lead if it were not for Jack. Words cannot convey the deep appreciation I have for the help that Jack gave me and countless others. My love and sympathy to you and the entire family.

Condolence from The Mike O’Donnell Family on October 18th, 2018 2:12 pm


Condolence from Jim Burnes on October 18th, 2018 3:00 pm

To the McKone family:
I was sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. I’m not sure I’ve ever known a happier human. One of the best ever smiles. My prayers are with you all. May the Lord comfort you and may you dwell on the happiness you shared as a family throughout the years. My condolences.

Warmest Regards,

Jim Burnes

Condolence from Jen Royden on October 18th, 2018 5:28 pm

McKone family, I’m sorry for your loss. Jack was an awesome man. I am so honored to have known him. There is big void in this world without his presence.

Condolence from Ann Cavness Balajadia on October 18th, 2018 6:15 pm

My condolences to your family. I’m sure you’ll all be telling wonderful stories on the 19th.

Condolence from Reed Johnston on October 18th, 2018 6:15 pm

Had great memories growing up just across the street. Your dad always got on me about driving too fast around our corner. His love and support of my parents will forever be appreciated. Such a great man and father to a fantastic family. Our sincere condolences.
Reed/Shirley Johnston

Condolence from Larry Downey on October 19th, 2018 3:54 pm

I am sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My sincere condolences to your family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Knew Jack for many years. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Larry Downey

Condolence from Larry Billar on October 21st, 2018 1:30 pm

I’m offering our prayers and condolences to the family of this wonderful man. May God comfort and tend to you during this time of loss.

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