John T. "Jack" McGonigal Jr.

John T. "Jack" McGonigal Jr., 86, died Dec. 20, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness. He was born on May 8, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John T. and Edith McAlee McGonigal.He married Antoinette "Ann" Giffi on May 8, 1956, she survives.He resided in Johnsonburg all of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1944. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and the Central Hose Co.He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a Seaman Second Class in the Pacific Theater. He was employed by New York and Pennsylvania Co./Penntech Papers for 42 years before retiring in 1989.Besides his wife, Antoinette "Ann" Giffi of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, he is survived by one son, John T. McGonigal III and his wife Garnet of Johnsonburg; a daughter, Kathy, Mrs. David Mertz of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Heidi Colaprete of Strattanville, Wayne McGonigal of Belle Vernon and D.J. Mertz of St. Marys; and two great-grandchildren, Sierra and Brandon Colaprete.A private funeral service for John T. "Jack" McGonigal Jr. will be conducted at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 with the Rev. David J. Wilson of Pastor Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, officiating. Interment will be private.Arrangements are under the direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johsonburg.Condolences may be shared at