Macarell, John D.

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MACARELL, JOHN D. (86), a resident at United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, Newton, NJ and formerly of Palmer Township, PA died on Monday, December 14, 2020. Born in Port Chester, NY, he was the son of the late John Valor and Maria Gemma (Nigro) Macarell.

He was a graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains, NY, and Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.
Mr. Macarell proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from January, 1952 to January, 1956 and served in Korea from July, 1952 to August, 1953 in the 67th Reconnaissance Squadron at Kimpo Air Base. His rank was Staff Sergeant – Air Police/Provost Marshalls Office, Security Division.

He was a retired Vice President in charge of Commercial Field Operations of The Atlantic Companies, Madison, NJ and was active in many insurance organizations throughout his career. He was a member of The North American Hunting Club, The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, and was an active golfer, hunter and fisherman.

John was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Ellen Mary (O’Leary) and two sons, John David Jr. and James Joseph; and his sister, Marilyn B. Corcoran. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Leslie Ann (aka “Birdie”), and son-in-law, Christopher Blakely of Newton, NJ; his daughter-in-law, Gailann Macarell of West Milford, NJ; his three grandsons that he was so proud of, Brian Patrick and Benjamin James Macarell and Christian Joseph Blakely. Also surviving are his nephew, John Andrew Corcoran and his wife Karen; his nieces Wendy Corcoran and Shawn Zimmerman who he all cherished very much. He is also survived by two great nieces, two great nephews and five great, great nieces.

Visitation will be Saturday January 2, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Mass following at St. Joseph RC Church – Newton, N.J. at 10:00 a.m. Final interment and Military Honors to be announced at a later date. Memorials in John’s memory may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice www.karenannquinlanhospice.org or St. Joseph’s RC Church www.stjosephnewton.org

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