John H. McGinnis

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John H. McGinnis

AGE: 62 • Newark

John H. McGinnis, age 62, of Newark, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

He was born in Lewes, DE to the late William and Betty "Nana" McGinnis. John was a loving family man and a hard worker. He had many careers throughout his life. He retired as a police officer in Ocean View, DE, was an electrical engineer for Barcroft, Director of Operations for Delaware DART, owned and operated McGinnis & Sons Dairy Farm, and once retired, helped his son with his landscaping business. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping in his motor coach, watching Nascar, and duck hunting.

John is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Kerry McGinnis; sons, Richard "Dicky" McGinnis (Ginger) and Charles Bunting; daughter, Sandy Smith (Elmer); brothers, Bruce Freeman (Lucy) and Perry McGinnis (Ginny); 7 grandchildren, who affectionately called him "Poppy"; uncle Bob and aunt Karma Adams; and his faithful dog, Dallas.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Jeff McGinnis.

Services and burial will be private. Contributions in John's memory can be made to the Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue by visiting To express an online condolence, please visit

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Published in The News Journal on June 8, 2014
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