Col. Jack McDonnell, father of VA Gov. Bob McDonnell, dead at 94

Regardless of what events a day may bring, life does go on. On this election day, so full of the buzz of enthusiasm for our side of the aisle, the events of a life went on and, sadly, played out the final moments. From Gov. Bob McDonnell’s site, we learn that his father, Col. Jack McDonnell (USAF-Ret.) has passed away.

John F. ‘Jack’ McDonnell, father of Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, passed away this morning at a nursing center in Fairfax County following a lengthy illness.  He was 94.

Mr. McDonnell participated in many activities throughout his life as a Sunday School teacher, a little league baseball coach, a regular member of his local Catholic church, a substitute teacher, and a member of the Governor’s Board of Visitors of Mt. Vernon.

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Heavenly Father, we pray for the repose of souls, most especially for Jack McDonnell whom you called home today. Grant that he share in eternal light and life with you and all the angels and saints in Heaven. This we ask in Jesus’ name…