John currently was Associate Director of Microbiology in the Department of Pathology at Montefiore University Hospital in the Bronx, NY and Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.   He was the 32nd Branch President from July 1981, but left in October 1981 to take a position at Montefiore.   He was also influential in forming the Clinical Microbiology Section of the Branch which existed for several years.

A Memorial Service will be in John’s honor on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10am in the United Methodist Church in Mount Kisco, 300 East Main St., Mount Kisco, NY. Donation can be made in John’s memory to John Clifford McKitrick Science Scholarship, c/o Farrell High School, Wolves Club Den IV, 1600 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, PA 16121 or The United Methodist Church, 300 East Main St., Mount Kisco, NY 10549. http://www.skirpanfuneralhome.com

Obituary posted in the NY Times