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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

My sympathy in your loss.
I had him for sociology. Great teacher.


Posted by: Joel Gerdovich. SB class 1970 - Oglesby, IL - Student   Mar 20, 2017

Coach Gaughan was an inspiration to me since high school. One of the most respected person I have ever known. He will be missed by all. I am blessed that he was a part of my upbringing. One of life's real hero's.


Posted by: john o'reilly - Friend   Mar 20, 2017

I remember a lot of happiness in the house at the end of Kenilworth. I don't know how you all fit in there...


Posted by: John Phillips - tampa, FL   Mar 20, 2017

Coach Gaughan did not just coach, he instilled values. God bless and keep him.


Posted by: Ron Kuffel - Corpus Christi, IL - student   Mar 20, 2017