John T. McDonough, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. electrical engineer, died of pneumonia Saturday at Johns Hopkins Bay- view Medical Center. The Catonsville resident was 77.
Mr. McDonough was born and raised in Wilmington, Del., and during World War II served with the 286th Engineer Combat Battalion in Europe. He attained the rank of sergeant.
He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1949 from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in 1960 from the Johns Hopkins University.
In 1949, he started at Westinghouse's Linthicum facility where, during a 44-year career, much of his work was of a classified nature. He was an advisory engineer at the time of his retirement in 1993.
Mr. McDonough enjoyed listening to classical music and attending concerts of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
He was a member of the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Charlestown Retirement Community's Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 711 Maiden Choice Lane.
Mr. McDonough is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Beryl Scheffer; a son, Thomas M. McDonough of Colora in Cecil County; a daughter, Lisa C. Zimmerli of Woodbine; and a brother, Mark McDonough of Wilmington.