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John J. Gahan

June 19, 1943 - June 11, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: June 15, 2017

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

Place of Service Saint Mary Magdalen

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John Joseph Gahan, 73, of Honesdale and formerly of Queens, NY, died on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Born in 1943 in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late John and Margaret Everard Gahan. He was a graduate of St. Nicholas Toletine High School and later received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. He continued his education at Iona College where he earned his MBA.

John was a proud US Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

For 30 years, John worked at Citibank in Manhattan, NY before retiring. In 2005 he moved to Honesdale and became an active member of the community. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. John served as the financial officer for all three organizations. He was also an active member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale.

John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was known as the family photographer. He was a World War II buff and enjoyed building model planes and military items.

Surviving are his sisters Margaret Gahan Nugent, Mary Josephine Gahan Molloy and husband Joseph all of Florida and Patricia F. Gahan with whom he resided; nieces and nephews, Nancyann Reilly, Thomas Reilly and wife Marie, John Reilly and wife Andrea, George Nugent and wife Cathy, James Nugent, Noreen Nugent Francis, Francis Nugent and wife Ann, Michael Molloy and wife Lisa, Katheleen Theresa Molloy Quinn and husband Michael and William Molloy and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister Anna Gahan Reilly and her husband John, brother-in-law George Nugent and nephews Brian Molloy and Peter Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 15th at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Honesdale at 10am. Interment with military honors will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may visit Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale on Wednesday, 3-7.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. John the Evangelist Parish, 414 Church St. Honesdale, PA 18431 or to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 531, 736 Main St., Honesdale, PA 18431.