John F. Mc Cauley
Born: April 29, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: February 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
John F. McCauley 1947 - 2017
John F. McCauley, age 69, passed away on Thursday, February 23 at Temple University Hospital after a courageous battle with lung disease. John is survived by his loving wife Donna, son Jack, grandson John, great grandson John, former wife Kate Martin McCauley, sister Patricia Lawson, brother Bill McCauley, sister in law Elena McCauley as well as many extended family members, friends, and his devoted black lab Lucy.
John was born in West Philadelphia and spent his teen years and much of adulthood residing in Delaware County. There was a special place in his heart for his childhood family vacation destination, Ocean City, NJ. He was a long time foreman for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. and later drove a school bus for Upper Darby School District. John was an individual that enjoyed "coloring outside the lines." He was a proud Vietnam War-era U.S. Navy veteran serving tours in the Pacific aboard the USS Dixie. He hitchhiked across the United States on several occasions. He once drove from Pennsylvania to Alaska, only to stay for one day then turned around and drove back. He survived motorcycle accidents and serious work- related accidents, all the while garnering memorable stories that he would use to regale family and friends with his incredible sense of humor. Later in life, John and Donna enjoyed traveling to and touring Europe providing him with additional story material.
John was very much looking forward to April 2017. Not because April 29th would have marked his 70th birthday but because April 4th would have marked his 30th anniversary of sobriety. John was deeply grateful for the amazing support he received over the years from fellow friends of Bill W. John was also most appreciative of the amazing medical professionals he encountered throughout his life, but in particular most recently at the Temple University Hospital Heart and Lung Center.
At John's request, there will be no final service and as sad as that may seem to some, it's actually okay because anyone who was lucky enough to cross paths with John will never forget him. John's late Mom summed him up best: " He was a character & a good egg!" Please remember John in your thoughts and prayers.