In Loving Memory of John P. McCrory
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took God's hand when I heard the call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, God set me free.
On 27 December 2015 in the early afternoon while enjoying an excellent round of golf with his loving wife of 45 years, John McCrory, brother of o ...
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John was a kind, considerate, thoughtful and good hearted gentleman. I was so sad to hear about his passing today. As he entered semi-retirement I know he was excited to work on his golf game and enjoy his family. The world is a little darker without his smile, I'll remember him forever. ~John Heilner
We were stunned and saddened to wake up to the news that our dear friend (and my favourite boss from Hartford days), John P. McCrory died suddenly. He and Nancy McCrory spent time with Bob and me at each other's homes, at the symphony, at restaurants. John taught us how to eat artichokes, gave us the most beautiful nativity scene, tried to save my curdled hollandaise, made us laugh (and groan) with his puns. John called me after Chris died to ask what happened - which took courage and compassion! We often quote him to each other: "I've stopped trying to give myself a better past," among many others. We have enjoyed his Facebook posts over the years and have always found his love for his family and nature inspiring. We love you, John. We miss you and pray for your family as they grieve. ~Sandra Friedrich
I had the pleasure of being John’s assistant for only a few years at ING (Hartford). John was such a wonderful, kind and caring man. Such a blessing to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ~Cheryl Anderson
I had the pleasure of working with John at Aetna Financial Services and ING. He was an inspiration to me and others around him. I always think of him as a "guy's guy" and a true gentleman. He was a bright light that would shine back at "the home office" and I always loved his style. I think heaven has added but we have lost a really good one. With Love and Respect to his family. xxxxxxxxxxxx S ~Shannon Stier
What a wonderful man. We have all been blessed and enriched by having John and Nancy in our lives. I met John almost 30 years ago when were running separate field offices for Aetna and learned so much from his easy and courteous manner that could charm just about anyone. He was a true gentleman and I am shocked at this news. God Bless all the McCrorys through this dark time. I know John is looking down on you all with such love and pride. With deepest sympathy, Ginger Brennan ~Ginger Brennan
I have been trying to process the loss of John, my Pittsburgh Manager, and more importantly, my good friend, since hearing the news last week. He was one of the first people we interviewed at ALIAC when we finally decided to hire salespeople from "outside" our Aetna sales organization....something we just never did...we just 'grew our own'. What a pleasant surprise to find such a bright, personable, conscientious and dedicated person willing to come 'help' us become the best we could be.....John was such a tremendous addition to our Management Team and I know his Pittsburgh associates thought the world of him ,( as did the entire ALIAC team,) and they truly felt he was their leader. Losing him so suddenly does remind us all of the importance of relationships in our lives and the value of staying in touch with people for whom we care . John was also a PCG client friend and we hope that Nancy, Paul (and family) and Brett will come to us if we may be of ANY assistance in these difficult days. My deepest sympathies on the loss of just a wonderful guy....Sincerely, Tom Trumble ~Tom. Trumble
These beautiful pictures of John with his family is exactly how I think of him, with the broadest, most engaging smile that can light up the universe. I never knew him otherwise in all the time our close group worked together at Aetna/ING. John was a top-tier performer always but what made him special was how he was kind to everyone, how he earned the respect and trust of all that he came in contact with, and could make the toughest situation manageable with his deliberate wit and love of laughter. And when he spoke of his family, which he did often, it with such deep love, pride and devotion. Years have past but not the strong bond of old friends. I will continue to think of him often and smile as I always do. To you, his family, I wish for you a peace that comes with time and a knowledge that John meant so much to so many. Warm Regards, Maryellen Allen (CT) ~Maryellen Allen
I had the pleasure of working with John for several years and always knew him to be a man of integrity, loyalty, courteous, knowledgeable with a laugh and sense of humor that was fun to be around. He will be missed. Your family is in my prayers. ~Carol Decker
It was with complete shock to hear about John's passing. I still can't believe it. I was thinking of him on Christmas Day as I was driving up to Vancouver, BC to have dinner with my wife's family. I was going to call him along the way and then I thought it would be better to call him in the new year as I imagined you would all be busy with Christmas Tidings and didn't want to interrupt. I had tremendous respect for John, not only as a friend but as a mentor as well. I don't say that easily as there are very few people I trust enough to have them guide me in both my personal and professional life. John was one of those people. The McCrory family will be without question in my thoughts and in my prayers and will be thinking of John very fondly for the rest of my life. His guidance is what allowed me to be what I am today and I will never forget it. I wish I could be present at his Celebration of Life. Wishing you all the best in this very difficult time. Blair Filuk ~Blair Filuk
John was such an awesome man - always there, sincere, funny... such a blessing to me. ~cedric wade