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Hard to find a person who had their feet on the ground in a more balanced way than John. I Knew him as a teacher ( Roger Bacon 1954- 1958), and went to his alma mater ( Quincy College 1958-1962) on John's advice.
Over time I realized the person I knew and really liked ( he could be funny)
was solid and strong in a way that is unique. He walked among us ( that's how we felt) and got respect.

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Posted by: Jim Frey - Woodbury, CT - Student   Apr 04, 2017

Just learned of John's passing and sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. John was a gentleman and excellent educator in every regard. I worked with John during my four-year term as Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend (1986-1990) and John was a loyal and supportive leader who helped make my time there a wonderful experience. Respected fondly and remembered.


Posted by: Lawrence Bowman - Edgewood, KY   Mar 30, 2017

My favorite teacher! Roger Bacon '57.


Posted by: Terry Geisen - student   Mar 26, 2017

A teacher's teacher, a coach's coach, a man among men. John Gaughan was all of these.


Posted by: Bob Hauck - Ocala, FL - student   Mar 25, 2017

RIP, Mr. Coach.


Posted by: Tom Blaising - South Haven, MI - student   Mar 23, 2017

Coach Gaughan is timeless and embodied what it means to be an exceptional coach. He was tough but fair. He taught us to be winners both on and off the field. My condolences to the Gaughan Family.


Posted by: Tom Schilling - Pflugerville, TX   Mar 21, 2017

I am a 1971 graduate of St Bede Academy where Coach Gaughan was not only a teacher and coach, but also our Principal.

I consider Coach Gaughan one of thee most singular and powerful influences on my life. He was a role model in both his position of authority and in his spiritual influences. During track practice, one of the things that stood out to me was what he told us when we were tired and had a tendency to

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Posted by: Kenneth Novak - Glen Ellyn, IL - Student   Mar 21, 2017

coach gaughan was the greatest person i had the privilege of knowing. coach was my mentor and role model. condolences to the gaughan family. coach was varsity coach for football,basketball and track and and still had time to teach history and be a family man. they do not make men like that anymore. God bless you. your friend don lundquist class of 63


Posted by: don lundquist - apollo beach, FL   Mar 21, 2017

It was a privilege helping you and getting to know you and your family.


Posted by: Matthew Farber MD - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Mar 21, 2017

Rest in heaven Mr. Gaughan you were a wonderful educator. Prayers and blessings to the family


Posted by: Brenda Mckinney-Green - Ft Wayne, IN - Student   Mar 21, 2017