John W. “Mackie” Mackalonis, 81 of Shenandoah Heights passed away early Thursday morning, May 14, 2020.
Born in Shenandoah on October 8, 1938 he was the son of the late Vincent and Helen (Paulaconis) Mackalonis.
He was a 1956 graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School, Shenandoah Heights.
John was a US veteran having served his country in the Navy; he was honorably discharged on September 4, 1959.
Earlier in life, John worked for Capital Records and American Can Corp. in New Jersey. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for fifteen years at the former St. Jude Polymer Corp., Frackville.
John was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and Penn State Football.
Surviving are his sister, Justine Dillard of Hernando, Florida; three nieces, Barbara Louk of Florida, Beverly Dillard of Florida and Brenda McCullough of Virginia; and caregiver and friend, Steve Babinchak of New Boston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Divine Mercy Church with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor as the celebrant and interment in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights will be private at the convenience of the family.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in John’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a condolence for John’s family, please visit www.woffuneralhome.com.