McCollum, John J. from Warminster, PA went home to his Lord on Monday July 15 th , 2019 at the age of
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87. Most beloved husband of 63 years to Dorothy E. McCollum (nee Fedor), and loving father of two
children, Shawn J. ‘his number one son’ and wife, Patti and ‘number one daughter’ Kelly Anne McCollum.
He was also the loving brother to AnnMarie Kehan, and brother in-law to Joan Billings (Fedor) and
Andrew ‘Sonny’ Fedor. He also had many nieces and nephews.
John, who decided in his 70s that he would like to be called ‘JJ’, was a lifelong Eagles fan. To those who
knew him, every conversation always touched on the Eagles or the Phillies. JJ attended numerous Super
Bowls and was on cloud nine when his beloved Eagles made it to the Super Bowl and won. He had a
longstanding rivalry with his ‘number one son’ as Shawn was a Dallas Cowboys fan. Football season
always entailed phone calls between them before the game was over when the other’s team was losing.
JJ and his wife Dorothy loved to travel and went on multiple cruises and extended stays in Florida. He
thoroughly enjoyed the time they spent together.
Many people knew JJ from his time spent bartending. His most favorite place where he spent close to 20
years behind the bar, was the Old Mill Inn in Hatboro. There, one of the owners had a shared love for
the ‘Chairman of the Board’, Frank Sinatra.
JJ was also well known at all the local bakeries. His family knew to never let him enter a bakery on his
own as when he would come out it would be with a big smile on his face and both hands laden with his
favorite white boxes and white bags. We thank his mother, Ann McCollum for passing on that love of
JJ, also known as Dad and most importantly ‘Mick’ to his wife, traveled a rough road in 2019. He dealt
with a number of health issues this year, but always wore a smile and told everyone ‘he was feeling
pretty good’. We know it was a challenge for him, and his family appreciates how hard he tried for us.
Rest in Peace JJ.
Relatives and friends are invited to JJ’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 beginning at 10:30 AM,
followed by his memorial mass at 11AM at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 Street Rd, Warminster, PA
18974. Interment private.