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McKINLAY JOHN D., of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Died on January 14, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved father of John R. Stewart M. Scott W. (Amy) and James P. (Stephanie). Grandfather of Andrew, Colin, Copper and Emma Lucille. He was preceded in death by his identical twin brother Arthur F. (2009) and is survived by sister Mary Ann Holthaus of Alexandria, Virginia. He is survived by his longtime companion Patricia Muenstermann of White Lake Township. Born in Detroit he was a graduate of Cooley High '50 and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He was a graduate of Boston University, B.B.A. and the University of Michigan program in Real Estate Management. He was a long time realtor/appraiser and past president of the Birmingham Bloomfield Board of Realtors and at one time sat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. He was a two time Olympian in the sport of rowing. He was on the 1952 US Olympic team in Helsinki Finland and on the 1956 US Olympic team in Melbourne Australia. Rowing out of the Detroit Boat Club with his twin brother Art McKinlay they won a silver medal in the 1956 Olympic's. During his 13 year rowing career he competed in the USA, Canada and Europe winning 5 US Rowing Championships, 8 Canadian Henley Championships. He was captain of the crew at Boston University. He retired from rowing in 1963. He is inducted into the Boston University Athletics Hall of Fame and the National Rowing Hall of fame. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, MI. A memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date to be announced. Inquiries can be made to .

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Kathy Wilson01/27/2013

I am so sorry. We sat on committees and shared many real estate memories

Marge Johnson01/27/2013

Remembering John and sending my love to all the McKinlay family. Marge

Steve Ziemba01/27/2013

I feel so lucky to have met John and Arthur at the Detroit Boat Club crews 50th anniversary of the the 1956 Olympics. What a great legacy we share as DBCC rowers when we have such fine athletes coming before us.

Kathleen Mascia01/27/2013

May you rest in peace and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Dave Sadler01/27/2013

So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Cyndi Hoffman01/28/2013

Keep the memories close to your heart. Am sad for your loss.

Teri Springer01/28/2013

So very sorry for the loss of your dad. The worst part of growing older is losing those who mean so much and who have done so much for us. Hold his memories close, but don't be hesitant to share them for, as long as you do, he will live through you. Hugs, teri

Roger Lindland01/28/2013

John McKinlay was a fine man and good friend. He was also very bright and full of the vitality needed to be an Olympian. He and brother Art will always be remembered as true gentlemen.

Karen Butler01/30/2013

Heartfelt prayers for you and your family at the loss of your father. May his memory bring you comfort.

Shelley Kropf01/30/2013

May your Dad Rest in Peace. He had quite an accomplished life. Thoughts and Prayers. Shelley Kropf

shirley & Ken hurlin02/15/2013

oh the happy memories we have of the many times we spent together. Our love to all the family

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