John R. McKinnon
R. McKinnon, of Revere, formerly of Malden, passed away on
Friday, June 17th, at his home with loving family by
his side. John was born in Malden in in 1937, the
son of John and Flora McKinnon. He was raised in Malden,
after completing his education, he enlisted in the US Army.
He served during the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1957.
After his discharge he returned the moved to Ohio, where he
studied automotive repair. At the time of his father’s
passing, he returned to the Malden area, and in 1960, he
married Helen Strong, and the two settled down in Malden where
they raised their family. They lived together in Malden
until 1999, then moved to Revere. He began working at ITT
Technical Institute teaching automotive repair. He then opened
his own repair shop, Johns Automotive, on the corner of Summer
and Pleasant St in Malden. When that building was raised to
put up a high rise , John had began working as a Toll Collector
for the State of Massachusetts, and retired in 2003. He was a
member of the American Legion of Revere, the Loyal Order of
Moose, Revere, and the 100 Club. He also served as a Deputy
Sherriff for Middlesex County, and was a member of the Malden
He is survived by his wife Helen, his
children, Brenda Page of Revere, John McKinnon and wife Lisa of
Billerica, Pamela McKinnon of Revere, and James McKinnon and
wife Michelle of Derry, NH, his sister, of Florence Monsen
of ID, his grandchildren Charles and girlfriend, Michaela, Kodie
and boyfriend, Joshua, Antonia, Ashley, and Jillian, and his
great-grandchild, Jeremy. Also survived by many nieces and
He was preceded in death by his son Jody P.
Nolan, his parents, and
his sister, Florellen Daniels.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June
23rd, at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home,
144 Salem St, Malden from 4-8 PM, with a prayer service at
7PM. Committal will be private.
Donations in Johns memory may be made to
Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St, Malden, 02148.