Retired Lt. Col. James Murphy McDonald ’41

Retired Lt. Col. James Murphy McDonald ’41, 92, passed away June 20 in Sebring, Fla. He was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Hamlet, N.C., to Joseph Murphy and Pearl Swaim McDonald. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, serving during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, and the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. He was a resident of Sebring since 1973, coming from Holyoke, Mass. He is survived by his sons, James M. McDonald, Jr. (Jannette), 8212 E. Cortez Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260-5667, and John R. McDonald (Kathleen Johnston); sister, Josephine Rees; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.