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John R. McNamara Jr., 76, died of natural causes Sept. 24 in his Reading residence. He was the husband of Ernestine M. (Lane) McNamara. Born in Norristown, he was a son of the late John R. Sr. and Catherine McNamara. McNamara had been employed for 16 years as a machinist by Hofmann Industries Inc., Sinking Spring, retiring in 1990. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. McNamara is also survived by a stepson, Patrick J. Callahan, Gettysburg, Adams County. Other survivors include three brothers: Richard, Barry and Robert, all of Norristown. There are also six stepgrandchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandson. He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Barbara Jean (Steffy) Smith. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

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