Safe Home: John Togher


 age 93, native of Creggane, Ballycroy, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Beloved husband of the late Julia (nee Leneghan); loving father of Mary Ellen English (Joe), Veronica DeClemente (David), William (Debbie), Bernadette Campbell (Tim), and John J. (Karyn); adored grandfather of Joseph (Maura), Michael and Brian English, Tarrah (Tony), Bridgette (Ricky), John (Julie) and Kayla (Jay) DeClemente, Ryan (Catherine), Kelly (deceased) and Megan Togher, TJ and Danny Campbell, Sheamus (Katherine), Katie and Patrick Togher; great-grandfather of Padraig, Niamh, John David, Riley, Ricky III, Lillian and London; son of the late Mary (nee Bradshaw) and William Togher; brother of Maggie Ginty and Willie Togher (Bridgie) (both of Ireland), Pat Togher (deceased) (Mary) and Mike Togher (deceased) (Ellen) and the late Katie Corrigan, Molly O’Boyle, Bridgie Cooney, Ann Cafferkey, Marty Togher, Rose McGee (all of Ireland and England); uncle and great uncle of many.

John was the only one of his siblings to immigrate to the United States. He proudly maintained his Irish roots throughout his life through active membership in the West Side Irish American Club, where he was instrumental in building their Olmsted Twp. facility. In 1984 he was honored as the Man of the Year for the Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade. John and Julia raised their children to participate in everything Irish including music, dancing and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. John will always be remembered as small in stature but mighty in his actions. Passed away on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019. The Togher Family would like to thank the caregivers at Avon Oaks Caring Community in Avon for their love and devotion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the West Side Irish American Club, 8559 Jennings Rd., Olmsted Twp., OH 44138.

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