McGroarty, John R. Jack (85) passed away on December 14, 2013 after spending his last day surrounded by family and loved ones. John was born on February 18, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward P. and Emma McGroarty. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Edward J. and Robert J. McGroarty. John retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone, now AT&T, in 1986. He is survived by son, Stephen J. McGroarty and his wife, Kimberly Maxwell; granddaughters, Kyla Marie Wilkinson (David) and Erin Lee McGroarty of Fairbanks, Alaska. Services were held December 20th at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Fairbanks with full military honors. He will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery at Fort Richardson, Alaska.