Pause One True Love by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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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

To the Gaughan Families,
Please accept my condolences and prayers on the loss of your Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather John.
He is now at peace, Amen.

Posted by: Betty Kubesh - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Mar 19, 2017
September 10, 1973, vs La Salle-Peru. The Bruins won 14-8 with a goal line stand.

Coach Gaughan was the greatest man I ever met.

Posted by: Will Van Daele - Wildwood, IL - Student   Mar 19, 2017

father Joe So sorry for your loss. Sallie Naltner

Posted by: A friend   Mar 19, 2017

To the Gaughan family -

My childhood is full of memories of John Gaughan and the family. Thank you, Mr. Gaughan, for being such a great friend to my dad and to your whole family for being wonderful, faithful role models for all of us.

Posted by: Barb (Costin) Geller - Schaumburg, IL   Mar 18, 2017

Coach Gaughan greatly influenced me. Throughout it my life. I often reflected on and used the moral principals he instilled in all his players at St Bede.
His legacy is all the young men he molded and the great loving family he has left behind.

Posted by: Mark Janko - Peru, IL - student   Mar 18, 2017

So sorry , Father Joe to hear of your father's death. What a great man. All I've ever heard of him were great and positive things. You and your family are in our prayers. May God give you all peace and strength, now, and the days ahead. Bill and Paula Bentley

Posted by: Bill Bentley - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Mar 18, 2017