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John F. Gaughan - A Saint Marching Home

A Saint, who fell 88 times and got up 89 times
a marine corp soldier, but God's first
a humble irishman, giving to others like St. Francis of Assisi
a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, a coach, a teacher

He would rise every morning,
with a cup of coffee in one hand and a rosary in the other
praying by candlelight to Mother Mary for his daily strength
as well as for his family, students and a

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Posted by: Gregory Bracho - Toledo, OH - Student   Mar 20, 2017

John was a man of great character and love for the Lord.
He set a wonderful example for our two Dwenger grads.
May he rest in peace.....
Sincerely,
The Fuller Family


Posted by: Carole & Herb Fuller - Fort WayneJohn was a Mabel, IN - Friend   Mar 20, 2017

May GOD BLESS Mr. Gaughan and his Family. As a young man, you were someone I looked up to and admired. If it weren't for you, I would not have graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School (Class 87), see, my Mom and I were poor and could not afford all the tuition, but you told my Mom, "John was a SAINT and needed to stay at Dwenger". You allowed us to make payments on our tuition and we finally paid

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Posted by: JOHN GRANT - Fort Wayne, IN - Student   Mar 20, 2017

Dear Mr. Gaughan, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR KINDNESS TO MY FAMILY. YOU ARE AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT A GOOD CATHOLIC MAN SHOULD BE AN HONOR TO HIS CHURCH, SCHOOL, FAMILY AND AN ASSET TO OUR COMMUNITY. wE WILL SURLY MISS YOU. WE DO HAVE YOUR SON,A PART OF YOU,A FINE PASTOR OF MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD.I KNOW YOU'RE IN THE ARMS OFTHE ANGLES. GOD BLESS YOU.


Posted by: Joyce Grant-Steiner - Fort Wayne, IN   Mar 20, 2017

Mr. Gaughan was my principal. He was a genuine man of deep faith. He instilled in his students the importance of love of God and standing up for the faith no matter the cost. I am thankful for the positive influence he had in my life. Thank you all for sharing him with all of us.


Posted by: Stacy Martin    Mar 20, 2017

I am praying for John and the entire family. John was a man of service and a wonderful example of hard work and dedication to our diocese. He will be missed.


Posted by: Theresa Carroll - Wabash, IN - Coworker   Mar 20, 2017

Fr.Joe, and family we our so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father.Please know your in our thoughts and prayers.RIP Mr. Gaughan. The Pillings from Most Precious Blood Catholic Church.


Posted by: GARY & BECKY PILLING - FORT WAYNE - Friend   Mar 20, 2017

Ron and I extend our sympathy to your family.


Posted by: Dorothy and Ron Kuffel - Spring Valley, GA   Mar 20, 2017

May God bless you John Gaughan. As a young man, you were my idol. As my coach, you had a powerful influence on my life. In fact, it was because of you that I chose to teach and coach. I wanted to be just like you. In truth, I never came close. May you forever rest in peace. Jim Still


Posted by: Jim Still - Friend   Mar 20, 2017

Dear Mrs. Gaughan and family,
Words cannot describe how humble I am to have been allowed to know and work along side of John. He was such an influence on my faith life. John was an amazing man who will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
May our Lord and Blessed Mother comfort you,
Janice Martin
Office of Catechesis
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend


Posted by: Janice Martin - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   Mar 20, 2017