John H. MacMillan

John breathed a sigh of relief in 2016 when his beloved Cubs won the World series. Even though he lived in Phillies country, he stayed true to his Chicago roots, taking his kids every time the Cubs came to town. They even made a few trips out to see games at Wrigley. A true lover of the game, he also coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball winning more than his fair share of championships. He was the calm, easy going coach who got results. Many an Edgewater Park ballplayer will remember him as “Mr. Mac.” John also didn’t mind a little action, be it at his weekly poker game or making regular trips to Parx, though sometimes he thought it out so much he missed post time. It probably came from his exacting nature as an accountant; earlier years saw him working for the State and U.S. Steel. Later years found him taking up cooking; he’d snatch up any bargains at the supermarket and could make everything from quick breakfasts to Beef Wellington. John also lived his faith; he was a 60-year member of the Beverly United Methodist Church. He served in the Navy Seabees during WWII.
Through some church connections he’d meet a girl named Julia White. Their marriage was blessed by 4 children: William (Diane), Scott, John and Julianne (Stephen) Keller; and later by grandchildren, Ian, Scott, Colin and Stephen and a great-grandchild, Fiona. He is survived by his sister, Donna Turner (James).
Come celebrate 92 great years Tuesday 9-11 a.m. at Beverly United Methodist Church, Beverly, where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment, Monument Cemetery, Beverly. Donations to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton 08053 will be appreciated

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