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“Jonathan understood all too well the benefits to our entire society of his dedicated focus on the needs of the deprived and needy among us. We share...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Leo S. Levy - Slingerlands, NY

“Jonathan was an inspiration. Beyond his amazing work, he helped show me more clearly the link between lifes work and our spirituality...our world...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: PETER Mannella - RENSSELAER, NY

“I'm SO SAD to learn of Jonathan's passing. :-(. He was such an AMAZING HUMAN BEING, a great LEADER, and a PILLAR FOR JUSTICE in New York State. I can...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer Wilkov - Brooklyn, NY

“It's very saddening to learn of Jon's death, for he was someone I enjoyed talking with and learned from--and certainly would have made an effort to...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Susan Donaldson - Tacoma, WA

“Jonathan was one of the good ones. I worked with him on the furniture program and the social justice committee at St Henry's parish. He had a good...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Ron Karpien - West Sand Lake, NY

“I am saddened by Jonathan's passing. I worked with Jonathan for many years as a funder of the NYS Defender's Association. He was a delight to deal...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Denise Crates - Albany, NY

“I am deeply saddened by Jonathan's passing. For decades he was a smiling presence in the halls of the Legislative Office Building advocating for NYS...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I did not know Jonathan, but he and his wife were friends of my parents. I have memories of seeing him with his family as a child at St. Mary's...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Catherine Hepp - Hoosick Falls, NY

“Jonathan was an inspiration. Beyond his amazing work, he helped show me more clearly the link between lifes work and our spirituality...our world...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: PETER Mannella - RENSSELAER, NY

“Jonathan was kind, smart, sweet, and funny. His compassion and dedication knew no bounds. He was head over heels in love with diane and his world...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Judith Enck - Poestenkill, U.S. Virgin Islands

“I did not know Jonathan well; but met him a few times when I organized with the Judicial Process Commission (Rochester NY), at an Anti-Death Penalty...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Boite - Hemlock, NY


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Jonathan was born on August 5, 1947 and passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Jonathan was a resident of New York at the time of passing.

To leave a message for the family, please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a contribution to these organizations that were close to Jonathan's heart: The Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community https://www.upperroomicc.org/ , NYS Defenders Association, and Equal Justice USA.

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