John P. Harrington

October 4, 1946October 23, 2018

John Patrick Harrington, 72, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past four years, formerly of Crystal Lake, IL, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at his home in Cape Coral. He was born October 4, 1946 in Menominee, MI to Steve and Vivian Harrington, now deceased.

John was born premature at only 2 lbs. 3 ounces. John attended Catholic school in Menominee, MI. He later attended High School and College near his home in Tacoma, WA. He met his soon to be wife, Vicky in Madison, WI and would soon be married starting a family with the birth of daughter Heather, and a little over a year later, the birth of son Steve. Soon after he joined the United States Navy and served his country bravely in Vietnam. During that time, he was a member of the US Navy Choir. He came back from Vietnam to his family in Wisconsin to start a career in sales. John coached little league and mentored high school boys when the opportunities were available. Later in life he became involved in the Irish Children’s Fund and hosted young Irish girls during the summertime in Crystal Lake, IL. He also served on the Irish Children’s Fund board. He loved fishing, camping and enjoying the outdoors with friends. His love of motorcycles throughout the years took him on numerous adventures across the country. He battled numerous health issues at the end of his life but spent every day trying to make life better for everyone he came in contact with. Humor and good nature were natural characteristics regularly on display. It was a life well lived.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Vicky Harrington of Cape Coral; loving son, Steve Harrington (Tyan Soo) of Milwaukee, WI; as well as a sister, Maryann Pollard (Charles) of Cooksville, TN. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

John was preceded in death by a daughter, Heather Anne Harrington.

Memorial Services as follows for Friday, November 2, 2018:

Flowers and cards can be sent to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Memorial Mass – 11:00 AM, St Thomas Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Cemetery Interment of Ashes with Heather – 12:30 PM, Crystal Lake Memorial Park, 8012 Ridgefield Rd.,Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Reception – 1:30 – 4:30 PM, Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

A group of rooms has been blocked out for reservations at:

The Country Inn & Suites, 600 Tracy Trail, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Reservations can be made by calling (815) 477-3500

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  • Vicky Harrington, Wife
  • Steve (Tyan Soo) Harrington, Son
  • Maryann (Charles) Pollard, Sister
  • Heather Anne Harrington, Daughter


  • Memorial Mass Friday, November 2, 2018

John P. Harrington

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tim mclaughlin

November 2, 2018

"a Man with outward courage dares to die. A man with inner courage dares to live." Lao Tzu . Tim and Wendy are grateful to you for showing us your strength and love and your never ending quest to enjoy life .

Mimi (Oxford) Hahn

November 2, 2018

I will always remember John as a member of the Margarita Club - where you all “golfed” together. He was so warm and welcoming to me - the kid - who was barging in on the adult party. He always had a twinkle in his eye and love in his heart, for everyone. All my love to you, Vicky, Steve and Tyan.

Mimi Hahn

Gail & Joe Blaesing

November 2, 2018


May God give you strength. John was loved by so many people and his wit and humor will be missed by all of us. To remember the big smile on his face when "Jesus is just alright with me" was being played will stick with us forever.

Our prayers are with you, Steve, and Tyan Soo today and always.

All our Love to you,

Gail and Joe