John William McNair
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John William McNair; beloved husband of Maureen née Dolan; loving father of John Malcolm, Margaret (Patrick) Carey, Sheila (Benjamin Bellmore), James Douglas and Michael Andrew; cherished grandfather of Maureen and Ann Marie Carey and Rosemary Alice Bellmore; dear brother of Elizabeth Mayer; fond "outlaw", uncle, cousin and friend to many. President of Chopin Park Baseball Association for 23 years. Services Private with a Memorial at a later date. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
Very sorry to hear of this sad news! John McNair was a Great guy and truly dedicated to the Chopin Park baseball family! He will be missed!
Monica Feeley
November 19, 2020
John: you remain the greatest among friends. Dominus Vobiscum.
Kirk Polder
November 19, 2020
Very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Maureen and the family.
Dan and Mary Murphy
November 18, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family. We went to school together.
Desi Dove White
November 18, 2020
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Gina Hamilton
November 18, 2020
My name is Ray Pate, I've known John since 1979, In fact I was there when he met his wife Maureen. It feels so strange to call him John I always knew Him as Chicken Man a story that we shared with others many times and laughed about so many times. I want to say how sorry I am to hear about this. To Maureen and his family I just want to say I'm here if you need me for anything. He will be missed, Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need me. Again so very sorry.
Ray Pate
November 18, 2020
John was one in a million. During my eight+ years working with him on uniforms and spirit wear for the athletics program at St. Luke, I can honestly say there wasn't one conversation where his wry, sarcastic humor didn't have me laughing out loud. I could tell how proud he was of his family, and how close they were (despite his put-on "cranky" demeanor). And I know my husband and late son Jimmy appreciated the folks you brought to McNamara's when they played there. I'm so sorry for your sadness and loss. Hope you find strength in each other and in what's likely a limitless supply of "McNair!!!!" stories. Hug to you from the Dooley family.
Anna Dooley
November 17, 2020
Condolences to all John's family and friends. Won't be the same walking around Chopin Pk and not seeing John going to or from his car. John was a huge factor in getting and keeping my children playing baseball and even working at the stands and umpiring a bit. John will be missed by all. RIP
November 17, 2020
Dear McNairs,

It's clear that John McNair lives on through his wife, his children and his grandchildren who we all know he loved and adored!
Hoping the love of friends and family will hold you all up during this, the most difficult of times.
Rest in peace old friend~
Sending love and light,
The Kanes
Kathleen Kane
November 16, 2020
My condolences and prayers to Moe, their 5 kids and grandkids that he was so very proud of, and to his sister Betty.

Cousin Tom
Tom McNair
November 16, 2020
The Gillespie Family was saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a good man who will be sorely missed.
Dan and Sue Gillespie
November 16, 2020
Thinking of the family and wishing them comfort and peace
November 16, 2020
Our hearts and prayers are with the family
November 14, 2020
I will miss you, my dear brother. You will be forever in my heart. Life will not be the same without you, but your memory and life will live on through Moe, Johnny, Mags, Sheila, Jimmy, Mikey, baby Moe, Annie and Rosie. You can rest now and be at peace. We love you with all our hearts.
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