John J. Megrey

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John J. Megrey COLUMBIA - Funeral Mass for John J. Megrey, 94, will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with final commendation in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Rosary will be recited at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with visitation following from 6 until 8 p.m. Mr. Megrey died Thursday, August 28, 2014. Born in Marguerite, Pa., he was a son of the late Andrew Anthony Megrey, Sr. and Mary Cecilia Gumbita Megrey. He was a veteran serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII with Patton's Army. Prior to retirement he worked for United States Steel, A & P and Colonial Stores. Mr. Megrey was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church since 1954, prior to that he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenville, S.C. and St. Andrews, Myrtle Beach, S.C. At St. Joseph he was a member of the all men's choir under Madame Baker, past President and Vice President of the Men's Club; served as usher for 36 years; and at the inception of Cardinal Newman High School he was a board member to represent St. Joseph. He was a life member of: American Legion Post #6, VFW Post #641, and DAV Woodrow Wilson Chapter #4. An avid Gamecock fan, he was 2004 Gamecock Club Fan of the Year and attended every Gamecock game in and out of town for 37 years, riding on Wayward Bus. A member of USC Alumni Gamecock Club, Tip Off Club, and Touchdown Club. He was also a past board member of the Navigator Corp. and Christopher Towers and member of Knights of Columbus Bishop England Council 724 3rd and 4th Degrees, Jednota 388; Columbia Country Club, Fort Jackson, Sedgewood Country Club; Marguerite Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his daughters, Cecilia M. Gallery (Michael J.) of Bakersville, N.C., Mary Lou Adams (Stan) of North Myrtle Beach; grandchildren, Marion Ashley Carmichael (Shawn), Wade Hampton Britt, IV (Abby), Wendy Foltz (Donald), Stan Adams, Jr. (Robin); great-grandchildren, Julian Wade Carmichael, Wade Hampton Britt V, Hunter Adams, Cameron Adams, Kelsey Adams, Lauren Foltz, Christopher Foltz; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, June Hicks; and loving caregiver, Mary Poe. He was predeceased by his wife, Lula Mae Lawrence Megrey; and his four brothers, Andrew M., Joseph A., Michael A. and Albert L. Megrey. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205 or to a charity of one's choice. Please sign the online guestbook at
Published in The State on Aug. 31, 2014
John Jerome Megrey
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