September 11, 1931 – May 19, 2020
On September 11, 1931, the world was blessed with the gift of John J. Coughlin, Jr. His humor, kind-hearted spirit, and Irish charm encompass who he was. He was a man of great faith and dedication to his family. Proud son of the late John and Mary. Devoted and loving husband to Joan (nee McDonnell) for 56 wonderful years. He was the apple of his two daughters’ eyes, Colleen (deceased) (Jim Neville) and Molly. A pot of gold at the end of their rainbow, he was adored by his grandchildren Dominic, Sean, and Dena Neville, and John, Katie, Martin, and Coletta Fanta. A proud Dayton Flyer, John lived a life rooted in education. A Korean War Veteran, John took great pride in always flying his flag. Known as the Mayor of West Park, he was a friend to all he encountered, lifting countless spirits at neighborhood gatherings from the Red Lantern to the Public House and beyond. To know him was to love him, and he gave us each a glimpse of heaven every time he made us laugh. He was, simply, the best. There will never be another.
Obituary courtesy of Chambers Funeral Home www.chambersfuneral.com