Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

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John J McGlory

April 24, 1922October 21, 2019

John Joseph McGlory, 97, died Monday October 21, 2019 at his home in Barnegat Light, New Jersey surrounded by his family. Born in Newark, he was a resident of Nutley, New Jersey before moving to Barnegat Light in 1991. John enlisted in the Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor and spent 3 years serving in the Pacific. After the war, John married Grace McCutcheon and they were happily married for 63 years until Grace went to God in 2012. John was a serial entrepreneur and excellent businessman. In 1962 he started his own fire alarm company, Fire Signal, which he successfully sold in 1968. John was then hired by Holmes Protection. When he retired in 1985, he was the President of the firm. John did not stay retired long, as he soon started another company, J.M. Grace, at the age of 65. He sold J.M. Grace to Tyco in 1999.

John had a strong faith. When he lived in Northern New Jersey he was active in many church activities, including serving as President of the Holy Name Society. For the last 28 years, John was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Long Beach Island, serving as an usher for many years.

John was the only child of the late John and Margaret (Murray) McGlory, husband of the late Grace McGlory and grandfather of the late Eileen Grace McGlory. John is survived by his 2 sons, John J. McGlory (Kathleen) and Kevin R. McGlory (Rosemarie), and 2 daughters, Susan A. Michel (John) and Kathleen M. Karkos (Steven) along with former daughter in law Catherine Mulvihill, 12 adored grandchildren, Sheryl, Jay, Colleen (Tim), Kevin (Meredith), Steven, Sean, Clare, Carol Ann (Rafael), Mary Kate, Robert (Kara), Michelle and Bryan and 4 great-grandchildren, John, Annabelle Grace, Katharine and Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008. Friends may call on Saturday from 12:30 pm until the time of service at the church.Burial will be private. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St Francis of Assisi Parish.

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  • Visitation Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 26, 2019


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Margaret Sheppard

October 26, 2019

Sending my sincere condolences to the family of John McGlory. John was a wonderful loving caring man whom it was an honor and a privilege to work for. In fact John never treated me as an employee, but rather as a member of his family. And he was so proud of his family!! He was kind, and generous, and much loved by all who knew him. Oh how I miss those lovely lunches in Nutley. Rest In Peace now John, reunited with Grace, the love of your life. Love and prayers going out to the family XX

Sharon Brubaker

October 24, 2019

Fred and I send our love and deepest sympathies to your entire family. We are with you in spirit always.

Wynn Johanson

October 23, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss but your dad is now with your Mother and the Lord in a much better place. May your strong faith and your loving family get you through the difficult times. May all the special memories keep him always in your hearts. With Deepest Condolences and Love, Wynn and Ken