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Mr. John E. McArdle

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 1954 – Apr 10, 2021 (Age 66)


November 12, 1954
April 10, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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John E. McArdle of Holme Circle Philadelphia and Melrose Park passed away on April 10th, 2021 at the age of 66. John was the son of the late Francis J. McArdle and and Anne E. (Mick) Lopez. John was the loving father to Michael R Stieffenhofer (Dana) and John F. Beecher. John will be...

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Although I wasn't able to be there, I watched the service and was brought to tears by the love shown to you, my cousin. You touched so many lives in a positive way. I remember the time spent together, as children, before we moved from Philadelphia. To my cousin John - - you are loved.

As so many before me have stated, John was truly one of a kind, whose fierce loyalty to family and friends meant that there was nothing...NOTHING...that John would not do for you if you were in his circle. His uncommon mixture of toughness and kindness, and more importantly the knack of knowing when to display either, is something at which I marveled. He was a dear friend, and Amanda and I were crushed to learn of his passing. You lived an exemplary life, my friend, and you are already sorely...

I love you my brother. Until we meet again, I will carry you in my heart.
Mary Ann

Our sponsors in Omaha for the college World series. With Bob Steele, Jamie Glatthorn, Michael DiGiacomo and of course Johnnie Mac.

1977, College world Series "Sponsor's". Bob Steele, Jamie Glatthorn, Michael DiGiacomo and of course Johnnie Mac!

Words cannot Express my HEARTFELT Sympathy for the loss of your brother Johnny. I remember him coming to 12th and Market to either help us with something or Big BOSS BURKE SENT him and someone
Probably ME, was in Trouble.
JOHN was a GREAT GUY and will be missed by many.
My PRAYERS are with his Sons and his siblings. It wasn't until 2018 I experienced the loss of my Brother. I truly understand how DEVASTATING this is going to be for ALL of them including Brother

I was a "lifer" at CHA, and even as a First Grader, I knew who John McArdle was. Fast forward several years, and while I was a Varsity Baseball player there, I recall John often stopping by to watch games or offer coaching and encouragement at practice. Post CHA, Summer of '81, and I was playing American Legion ball in Philadelphia. It was the semi-finals of the City Championship when I stepped up to the plate to lead off the game. All of a sudden this booming voice bellowed from...

Our families knew each other back in the early 60 and 70's. We lost touch with them all but we had such good times with the McArdle family and John. Funny I had not seen him for many years and I was at a friends house heard his voice and laugh and knew him right away. Our family had good times good memories. John was a good man he will be missed by all. Heaven gained another Angel. Prayers from the Dahms Sanabor Family.

Mr. McArdle and my dad, Ron, coached together at CHA for many years, giving me the privilege of being exposed to his great coaching from an early age. His unwavering dedication to his pupils, never giving an inch when it came to the effort required to compete, and always doing things the right way was his code. I was a tiny kid, proud as could be to just be considered a part of the team as the unofficial ball boy, but Mr. McArdle always made me feel valued - even when I repeatedly screwed up...