Obituary: Dr. Philip W. McGinn Jr.
Dr. Philip W. McGinn Jr., a longtime resident of Montclair and a former professor and dean at Long Island University, died peacefully on May 18, 2022. He was 96.
Dr. McGinn was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, to the late Philip W. McGinn Sr. and Margaret Teresa (Shea) McGinn.
He attended St. John’s High School and, soon after graduation, enlisted in the Navy as a hospital corpsman during World War II. He earned numerous awards, including two Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition for his service.
He attended Holy Cross College and Boston College, and received his doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1989.
Dr. McGinn was a professor and dean of the School of Health Professions at Long Island University for many years after a business career in the pharmaceutical industry, rising to the position of vice president of marketing for Ayerst International.
He met the love of his life, Mary Delores Antonucci, after his military service, and was married for almost 69 years.
He was a consummate family man, making sure he attended all of his children’s and grandchildren’s special events, extending love, generosity and encouragement toward all.
Dr. McGinn also loved and looked after his younger siblings, parents, nieces and nephews. Having grown up during the Depression and having served in World War II, he had many challenges as a young person.
He was a man of faith, an active member of St. Cassian R.C. Church, and rose to the position of grand knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was also a generous donor to many charities for the poor and underprivileged.
He excelled in many things, including music. He loved to sing to his wife every day and was known for his love of singing and music, delighting family and friends at every occasion with a song.
He was an avid sports fan as well, and enjoyed watching his children’s and grandchildren’s games, encouraging them to enjoy sports.
Dr. McGinn was an avid traveler, both for business and with his family, in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, the United Kingdom, South and Central America, the Middle East, the Far East (Japan, China and the Philippines), Australia and South Africa.
Formerly of Portland, Maine, Ashland, Massachusetts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Glen Ridge, he was a resident of Upper Montclair for the past 56 years.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He leaves a legacy of kindness, compassion, mercy, love and generosity.
Dr. McGinn is survived by his wife, Mary D. (Antonucci) McGinn; his four children, Mary D. Lockshin, Maureen A. Srinivasa (Raj), Philip W. McGinn III and Patrick J. McGinn (Christie); 11 grandchildren, Nivedita Toth (William), Sarah M. Sullivan (Patrick), Anna R. Arlen (Michael), Monica Srinivasa, Joseph D. Lockshin (Amy Faye), Cameron McGinn, Deborah S. Lockshin, Elizabeth McGinn, Matthew McGinn, Brendan McGinn and Kailey McGinn.
He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Nathan Lockshin, Ariella Sullivan, Liora Benjamin, Daniel Benjamin, David Sullivan, Vera Lockshin and Emilie Arlen.
He was predeceased by his three siblings, John P. McGinn, Daniel F. McGinn and Margaret McGinn.
Visitation is Sunday, May 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., with the funeral Monday, May 23, at 9 a.m. at the funeral home and a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Ave.