Brian Matthew Killoran
April 7, 1942 – March 10, 2019
Brian Matthew Killoran, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019 after a courageous battle with Alzheimers. He was born April 7, 1942 in County Clare, Ireland to John and Nancy Killoran, graduated from St. Flannan’s High School and All Hallows Catholic Seminary in 1966. He served 12 yrs. as a parish priest in Jacksonville, Ft. Walton Beach and Fernandina Beach, Fla. Changing careers in 1978 he became Director of Human Resources with the Jim Walter Corporation. He married Susan Cratem in 1980, lived 3 yrs. in Houston and 28 yrs. in Stockton, Ca. His enjoyments included many outdoor activities such as snow skiing, white water rafting, golfing and gardening; serving on the San Joaquin Grand Jury and volunteering as a golf course marshal. Brian and Susan retired to Jacksonville in 2012, where Brian enjoyed swimming in the ocean, family time and international travel. Often described as a kind and gentle man, Brian never met a stranger and was known as the ultimate host. Brian is predeceased by his brother, Brendon and nephew Brendon Jr. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan, sisters Anna Ryder (Frank), Sheila Killoran (Rory Gannon), brother-in-law George Cratem (Susan), sister-in law Stephanie Spiegel (Mark) and many nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7 pm at Hardage–Giddens, the Oaklawn Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, March 21, at 2:00 pm at Assumption Catholic Church; doors open at 1 pm for family to receive guests and for those wishing to express thoughts about Brian. Reception following at Kohls Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society or charity of your choice. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Please sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com.
Brian is predeceased by his brother, Brendon and nephew Brendon Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan, sisters Anna Ryder (Frank), Sheila Killoran (Rory Gannon), brother-in-law George Cratem (Susan), sister-in law Stephanie Spiegel (Mark) and many nieces and nephews.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel
4801 San Jose Blvd.
Assumption Catholic Church
2403 Atlantic Blvd.
Brian Matthew Killoran
March 16, 2019
Having the opportunity to work with Susan Killoran was great, however, it also allowed me to socialize both with Susan and Brian outside of work. There are so many wonderful memories, Brian was the perfect host and ALWAYS had a good story to tell. Funny, gentle and oh so patient with "the girls" when a group of us would come over, he will be sadly missed.
March 14, 2019
Brian and I were classmates at All Hallows’ College in Dublin. He was a genuine friend who could take a joke and give a rubbing as well. He was a good athlete playing the many sports offered. To all his family I want to express my sincere condolences. The many happy memories will sustain you all.
Rest peacefully good friend.