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John Foster Magill  WWII


Dr. John F. Magill, June 3, 1923 - Oct. 31, 2013

John Foster Magill Jr., 90, of Millerstown, went to be with the lord Thursday, October 31, 2013 at his home. He was a 1948 graduate of Bloomsburg State College, and received his Master's, then PHD from Penn State University. A WWII Purple Heart veteran, he served three years in the United States Parachute Troops. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity. He was awarded the Bronze Arrowhead and Presidential Unit Citation. He was employed as a teacher, coach and superintendent of schools at Blain Union, Black Creek Township, Fleetwood, and Bloomsburg School District. He served as Dean of Education at Girard College in Philadelphia. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the 17th Airborne Division Association, the Disabled America Veterans' Chapter 49, and was a lifelong member of the Order of Purple Heart. He received the Chapel of Four Chaplains Award in 2002. He was also a member of the Pfoutz Valley United Methodist Church.

He was the son of the late John F. Magill Sr. and Anna Susan (Wolfe) Magill. Also preceded in death are brothers Robert and Andrew Dunbar, sister Anna Susan Elwood and daughter Anna Susan Reynolds. Surviving are wife of 68 years, Anna Margaret Martini Magill of Millerstown, sons John and Thomas Magill, both of Millerstown, daughters Kathryn Magill of Millerstown, and Rebecca Sturner of Trappe, PA.

He was the proud grandfather to Jonette Zeigler and Steven Magill, Susan and Daniel Reynolds, Michael and Tec Magill and Mandey Ryan, Kate Robinson and David Magill, Jennifer and Steven Hellmann. He was the proud great grandfather to Daniel, Jonathan, Azlyn, Tyler, Aidan, Owen, Aaron, and Deacon. He had many loving nieces and nephews.

Services with full military honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family requests donations be made to DAV Chapter 49 P.O. Box 490 New Bloomfield PA 17068.

The Boyer Family is honored to handle the arrangements for the Magill Family.

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