Wednesday, April 15, 2009

John C. McDonough Jr., 62, entered into
eternal life on April 1, 2009. Visiting is in the Farmer Funeral Home, 45
Roseland Ave. (at Eagle Rock Avenue), Roseland, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. A Mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Blessed
Sacrament Church, Roseland. Interment is in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East
Hanover. Mr. McDonough was born in East Orange and lived in Essex Fells before
moving to Roseland. He graduated from West Essex High School, North
Caldwell, and received a BA in 1968 from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.
Johnny was the director of sports for CBS, ABC, NBC and most recently ESPN
Network. He received four Emmy Awards between 1981 and 1992: Outstanding
Live Sports Series NFL for CBS, NCAA Basketball for CBS, and Games of the XXV
(25th) Olympiad for NBC. He directed the Masters Golf Tournament at
Augusta, Ga., for many years. He also directed Winter and Summer Olympics and the
Super Bowl for numerous years. He received many awards for swimming and
participated in the Swimming Junior Olympics. Johnny was a member of the Essex
Fells Country Club and Montclair YMCA. He was the father of Delaney Lima
(her husband Giovanni Lima Jr.) and Jake McDonough; son of John and Peggy
McDonough; grandfather of Eliza Margaret, and brother of Tim, Kevin and the
late Mary Beth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Melmark Home,
2600 Wayland Road, Berwyn, Pa. 19312.

David S. Fruitman
Calhoun Satellite Communications