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John A. McGory

John A. McGory, residing in Huron was born to Maurice and Helen (Wick) McGory on April 18, 1930, and passed away on April 15, 2023.

John was born in Sandusky and attended St. Peter and Paul grade school and graduated from Sandusky High School in 1948. He then enlisted in the Army Air Corps before attending Miami University. After graduating from Miami he was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Air Force serving from 1953 to 1955.

After serving his country John returned home and worked at New Departure, General Motors, for 40 years, retiring in 1995. John continued working after retirement as a Special Project Manager for FlexTech.

He was a founding member of the Crews Nest and a longtime member of the Sandusky Yacht Club. John enjoyed sailing with his family in his sailboat, the Huntress, and began snow skiing in his thirties which he enjoyed into his eighties. John was also a past president of the Huron Booster Club and loved watching his children and grandchildren compete. In spite of all his activities, his favorite place was sitting on his porch swing overlooking the shores of Lake Erie. His sharp wit and eternal optimism made him a friend to many. He was a wise and generous man who was kind and inviting to others and, above all, loved his family, sharing his love and knowledge with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Janet L. (Kershner) McGory, children, Jeffrey McGory, Huron, Greg (Paula) McGory, Sandusky, and Andrea (Robert) Clune, Madison, Alabama; grandchildren, Meghan (Kipp) Davidson, Lakewood, John (Claire) Clune, Huntsville, Alabama; Evan (Kate Stone) McGory, Grafton, great-grandchildren, Stella Davidson and Jackson Clune; and nephew Peter (Holly) McGory, along with many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his, parents; brothers, Maurice McGory, Jr. and William McGory; sisters-in-law, Nina McGory and Marion McGory; and niece Linda McGory.

The family will hold a private remembrance. Toft Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting