John J. (Jack) McDonough, M.D., of Tenants Harbor died November 7 with the love of his life, his wife Barbara Aras, by his side. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jack pursued a distinguished career as a surgeon specializing in hand and microvascular surgery, most of it at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and in a private practice he founded with fellow surgeons Peter Stern and Thomas Kiefhaber.
In later life Jack, a keen sailor, considered Tenants Harbor his chosen home. Jack’s passion for history, especially of the Civil War, led him to also pursue a study of the history of the St. George peninsula. He was an enthusiastic volunteer at the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, where he loved sharing the lighthouse’s history with visitors from all over the world. He was also a loyal volunteer at the Jackson Memorial Library.
Following his wishes, there will be no service. Jack was an ardent supporter of local education, especially that provided by the St. George School. Donations in his memory can be made to: St. George MSU Building Fund, 65 Main Street, PO Box 153, Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860.