This article was originally published in the fall 2014 Harker Quarterly.
It was with great sadness that The Harker School announced that John Foster McKenna MS ’05 passed away on Aug. 8, after a 20-month battle with brain cancer.
The son of Harker middle school P.E. teacher Melanie McKenna and her husband, John William McKenna, he is also survived by his grandparents, John Eugene McKenna and Marilyn McKenna, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
After attending Harker through middle school, McKenna went on to attend Bellarmine College Preparatory and Gonzaga University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
The funeral was held St. Victor’s Catholic Church in San Jose and was followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, the McKenna family honored John’s wishes and requested donations be made to Bellarmine and The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center.