John H. MacGregorJohn H. MacGregor
OAKTON, VIRGINIA----John H. MacGregor, 70, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, compatriot, and Cold Warrior peacefully left this life April 29, 2013.
John was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Herbert and Elizabeth Huntley MacGregor and became an electrical engineer upon graduating Carnegie Mellon University after attending on a music scholarship. He joined Electric Boat and in 1966 began working for his country and crossed the Atlantic with his beloved wife Lynda and newborn son John Lynn on the USS United States in order to serve in West Germany.
He spent more than four decades working on six continents in multiple roles in service of his country, often far away from his wife and by 1970 three children. In particular he served in West Germany from 1966 to 1970 and in South Korea from 1985 to 1989. He retired from government service and soon returned to support satellite information studies.
Family and friends appreciated Johnâs mentoring, support, relentlessly dry wit and indefatigable devotion to family and country. Nobody seemed to mind John and Lyndaâs self-taught mastery of gourmet cooking and entertaining either. He despised warfare and believed applied intelligence was its antithesis.
Committal and burial services were held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at VasculitisFoundation.org .
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