John McKenna, 91, of Lexington died March 7


John Joseph McKenna, 91, of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his residence.

Born Feb. 1, 1927, in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of the late Tom and Mary McKenna. 

Mr. McKenna proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had spent many years as a printer and in the restaurant business in New York. He retired to Lexington in 1998. 

He was also preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

Surviving are his wife, Aline; four children, Thomas McKenna, John McKenna, Mary Fought and Kathleen DeMar; two stepchildren, Bret Wein and Tracy Wein; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three step-great- grandchildren.  John was a special and gentle man, loved by all.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

“He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk my song; I thought that love would last forever:  I was wrong.  The stars are not wanted now; put out every one: Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods: For nothing now can ever come to any good.” – W. H. Auden

Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Buena Vista.