John A. McKay

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John A. McKay

November 10, 1933 - November 20, 2018

John A. McKay John McKay, 85, of Medina, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.
John was born Nov. 10, 1933, in New Castle, Pa., and graduated from New Castle High School.
He continued his education at Youngstown State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting.
He married his high school sweetheart, Sally Mikels, on June 2, 1956. They were happily married for 61 years until her passing in 2017.
After college, John began his business career at the B.F. Goodrich Co., where he worked for 24 years, eventually becoming President of its Engineered Products Division. He later moved on to the McNeil Corp. in Akron, Ohio, serving as its Executive Vice President.
In 1986, he accepted a position as President and CEO of the Beloit Corp. in Beloit, Wis., and was later promoted to President of its parent company, Harnischfeger Industries, where he retired in 1995. His work gave him the opportunity to travel the globe and brought him great satisfaction.
Retirement was filled with golf, wintering in Vero Beach, Fla., and spending time with family and friends.
John was also a Mason for over 50 years.
He is survived by sons, Mark and Jeff, and daughter, Patricia (Michael) LeHere. Along with many close neighbors and golfing buddies, he will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services were private. Interment is in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Donations in John's memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607 or at
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Published on December 2, 2018
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