John D. Jack Rooney, 76, of N. Cape May, NJ, died Thursday at his home. Born in Runnemede, NJ, he formerly lived in S. W. Phila. King of Prussia and Wrightstown, Pa., before moving here 13 years ago, summering here since 1968. Mr. Rooney married Edythe M. Jenks 10-1-1994. He graduated from B.O.K. High School in So. Phila. He served during Korean War in the Navy from 8-23-1948 to 8-19-1952. He was employed by General Electric of Philadelphia as a planner for the Astro Space Program, working on equipment for the space shuttle. He retired in 1992, but continued to consult for several years after, receiving a Nasa Group Achievement Award and extreme untraviolet explorer/explorer platform (EUVE/EP Project Team). He was then employed at the Villas V.F.W. as a bartender. He was a member of the Villas Fishing Club and Villas V.F.W. #5343 Buddy Lewis Post. Survived by his wife: Edythe M (Jenks) Rooney, sons, Daniel and Kevin of King of Prussia, Alan and Sean of Wheaton, ILL., and David E. James of Wrightstown, Pa; a daughter, Kimberly Rochford of Wrightstown, Pa.; eleven grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas and two sisters, Peggy and Marie. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at St. John Of God Church, Town Bank Rd, North Cape May, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 11:00 am at St. John Of God Church, Town Bank Rd, North Cape May.Interment will be Tuesday in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Ct. Hse. Donations in his memory may be sent to: Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 Route 9., Swainton, NJ 08210.