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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
John Edward McCloskey Jr.
February 22, 1956 - April 13, 2019

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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - Maternity B. V. M. Church - 9220 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115 - 215-673-8127 - Map
Cemetery - Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - 3301 West Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19038 - 215-247-0691 - Map
Family Florist - Schmidt’s Florist - 700 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-745-6234 - Map
Donation - FOP Survivors Fund - 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 - 215-629-3600 - Map
Donation - Maternity B. V. M. Church - 9220 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115 - 215-673-8127 - Map
Donation - University of Pennsylvania - Penn Medicine - 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 215-898-0578 - Map

John Edward McCloskey Jr. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Jeanes Hospital. He was 63 years old. John was born February 22, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late John E. McCloskey and the late Joan McCloskey (nee - Weigand). He is the husband of Patti McCloskey; father of John McCloskey and Kelly McCloskey; brother of Michael McCloskey (Sheila), Patricia Manning (William), and Suzanne McElhatton (Michael); uncle of William and Alexandra Manning; Kate, Michael and Matthew McElhatton. Also survived by his longtime companion Tracey Bryant and her children William Bryant (Natasha), Katrina and Corey Humes.

John was born, raised, and educated in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. He attended St. Cecilia School and Cardinal Dougherty High School. After high school, John attended the police academy and graduated in 1978. John was a Captain in the Philadelphia Police which was his lifetime career for 41 years. John lived in the Lawncrest and Somerton sections of his beloved city.

Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 8:00 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. at Maternity B. V. M. Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115. His graveside service followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 West Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19038.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to FOP Survivors Fund, 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 or Maternity B. V. M. Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115 or University of Pennsylvania - Penn Medicine for ALS Research, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Family flowers arranged by Schmidt’s Florist 215-745-6234.

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