Jonathan Albert McDonald, of Millersville, known to some as "Superman," took flight to his final resting place with his loving family and friends by his side on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born on Thursday, June 9, 1955, in Schenectady, NY to the late James E. McDonald and Barbara (Vines) McDonald.
Jon was a 1973 graduate of Penn Manor High School where he was the quarterback of the football team and would let you know that he had completed the first pass in Penn Manor High School history. He received a Bachelor's degree from Millersville University where he was a brother in Alpha Sigma Chi fraternity. Jon started his own commercial roofing company in 1990 and most recently had been self-employed in sales and marketing.
Jon committed his life to serving others. He was a member of the Lancaster Sertoma Club for over 20 years, where he was a self-proclaimed Czar of many things, but most notably the Sertoma Chicken Barbecue and the Mid Summer's Night Dream car show in Long's Park where he entered his classic cars. He was known in Sertoma for his "Top 10" lists, for better or worse. Jon was also a member of the Lancaster Rotary Club. He coached his daughters' soccer and basketball teams for many years through the Lancaster Rec and LYSC and made many lifelong friends while coaching basketball for St. Leo the Great. Jon hosted his own summer basketball camp, "Camp Jonnie", for his daughters and some of their teammates where he taught his signature behind the back shuffle and pass.
Jon loved woodworking and spent a lot of time improving his craft, working with his favorite exotic woods, then donating his platters, bowls, and wine racks to others. He was a born competitor who loved to play basketball, tennis, box, and lift weights in his younger days. He was a devoted son and spent many Thursday nights watching The Black List with his mother, "Maccy", and participating in his Survivor and Dancing with the Stars pools with his friends. Jon was an animal lover and now has his Siberian Huskies in his loving arms in Heaven. Jon will be remembered for his sense of humor and ability to make light of any situation, but also for the time and effort he put into making people feel loved and cared for in times of need. He will be missed by many, but most of all by his 3 daughters who were as proud of their father as he was of them.
Jon's memory will live on through those that he is survived by, including his 3 daughters, Kimberly McDonald-Flood, of Lancaster, Lisa McDonald Garcia, wife of Davon Garcia, both of Lancaster, Jamie McDonald, of Lancaster, his mother, Barbara McDonald, of Millersville, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and 5 grandchildren, Kameron Garcia, Braylen Garcia, Avery Garcia, Sophia Flood, and Brynn Flood.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603. Friends will be received from 10-11AM prior to the service. Following the service will be a luncheon from 12PM to 3PM at Conestoga Country Club, 1950 Stone Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17603. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jon's honor to a cause that was close to his heart, the Penn Manor Gridiron Club, P.O. Box 184, Millersville, PA 17551 or via the donation portal at: http://www.pennmanorcometsfootball.com/index.php?pID=17 for the Bill Beck Scholarship Fund.
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