John E. McInerney, Jr|
Dolores E. McInerney
John E. McInerney, Jr., and his beloved wife Dolores E. McInerney, died within hours of each other on January 10, 2014 after brief illnesses. Even death could not separate them after over sixty-four years of a wonderful marriage.
John was born in San Francisco on July 6, 1921. He graduated from Lowell High School and the University of California, Berkeley. He attended Midshipman School at Northwestern and Harvard Universities and was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy. He served as a naval intelligence officer in London and Londonderry during World War II and post war in Yokosuka, Japan. He entered the US Naval Reserve as a lieutenant. Upon his return from Japan, John met Dolores Mahoney, a fourth generation San Franciscan, through his younger sister, the late Betty Keegan.
Dolores was born in San Francisco on September 25, 1922. After graduating from Star of the Sea High School, Dolores worked at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
John and Dolores were married in San Francisco on April 23, 1949 where they lived and raised their six surviving children. They were devout Catholics and active participants in their church and community. They generously volunteered their time, John as a member and past president of the Lion's Club and Dolores as a scout leader, and president of the Mercy High School and St. Ignatius College Prep Mother's Guilds where her daughters and sons attended high school.
John and Dolores are survived by their six adoring children, sons John McInerney III (Sally Ann), James McInerney (Clara), William McInerney, daughters Mary Agnew (Carl), Lois Pearson (Harry) and Sharon Fusco (Robert), fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Dolores is survived by her loving younger sister, Frances Mahoney. John and Dolores are also survived by their nephew, Bill Keegan and nieces, Janet Black and Lynda Duffy.
John and Dolores were laid to rest alongside their pre-deceased youngest son, Kevin, at Golden Gate National Cemetery on January 16, 2014. They will be terribly missed by their family.
In their memory, donations may be made to the Marianist Missions, the
or the John McInerney Family Scholarship at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. The Family is grateful for the many expressions of condolence.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 26, 2014