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John 'Mac' McDonald

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Date published: 6/3/2014

John 'Mac' McDonald

John "Mac" McDonald, 54, of Stafford County, a Navy veteran and longtime fire official, passed away while on duty at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) on Friday, May 30, 2014.

John served as a Battalion Chief at Naval District Washington Fire and Emergency Services Central Division. During his extensive fire and rescue career, he also served as Battalion Chief for Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department and as Fire Chief of the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a life member. Chief McDonald was a charter member and vice president of Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club Station 161. He was the co-founder and co-inventor of The Beer Lasso Company LLC.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Teresa McDonald; daughters Katie M. Supples (Brian) and Ashley N. McDonald (Daniel Snow); father Charles H. McDonald; brothers Rod McDonald (Emily), David McDonald (Kitty) and Kevin McDonald; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia A. McDonald.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Stafford. Interment with honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Central Virginia Burn Camp, 1960 Candlewyck Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901; and/or Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224.

An online guest book is available at covenantfuner alservice.com.