John P. Monahan Jr.
July 25, 1929 – November 20, 2013
John P. Monahan, Jr. died on November 20, 2013, at his home in Horseshoe Bay. John was born on July 25, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of John P. Monahan and Geraldine Connelly. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Gayle of 40 years, their three children Sean and his wife Amy of Olivebridge, NY, Kristen Lovelace and her husband Mark of Oklahoma City, OK and John Ames, Jr. of Dexter, MI. Also surviving are two grandchildren Morgan Monahan of Portland, OR and Meredith Lovelace of Austin, TX. and two sisters Patricia Monahan, CSJ and Judy Monahan of Mount Vernon, NY. John served in the Army in Korea 1951-1952. Upon discharge he attended Fordham University where he received a BS in Philosophy and a BBA in Accounting. He then joined the Union Carbide Corporation and while working he received an MBA in Finance/Economics from New York University. In addition, he continued extensive studies in the Behavioral Sciences. John spent 30 years with the Union Carbide Corporation where he had numerous domestic and international assignments becoming Corporate Director of Human Resources. While working for Union Carbide he also spent five years as an Adjunct Professor in the evening undergraduate and graduate schools of the University of Connecticut. Upon retirement John returned to Union Carbide as a consultant for a year. Completing that assignment he joined Michael Simon Associates, human resources consulting firm specializing in corporate reorganizations and downsizing, as Senior Vice President. In addition, he often served as a visiting speaker at many universities and professional groups both domestically and internationally. John loved sports as player, coach and instructor in a number of sports from entry leagues to semi-pro. John was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Horseshoe Bay and expresses his thanks for the many masses and prayers that were offered for him. His family would like to express their thanks to the people of Girling Hospice, and especially Vicki Thompson, for their wonderful help and support during his illness. A Memorial Service in memory of John will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bay on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 9:00 A.M. A reception will follow at the Quail Point Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations made to St. Paul the Apostle Church or Girling Hospice would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Marble Falls, Texas
- Memorial Service Saturday, November 23, 2013
John P. Monahan Jr.
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Thomas & Maggie Monahan
December 3, 2013
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November 23, 2013
I can't express enough how grateful I am to have know John growing up. He helped me become the man I am. He was always there to lend an ear and to criticize when needed. He offered up opinions, he expressed he like and dislike and was always up for a debate on the hot topics of the day. He and I spent many hours splitting ump-teen cords of wood and he, even when Gayle was sick, wanted to see the football games, so I always brought him a tape to watch.
I have never seen a man more upset when he backed into my car and never more joyful when Gayle was able to get up again and walk around after her neck surgery.
I was very fortunate to talk to him a few weeks ago and for that I will be forever grateful.
I miss you John. You were a good man, a great listener, wonderful husband and a very very good friend.
I will cherish the time we had together and I will leave this with a simple... THANK YOU.
November 23, 2013
My fondest memories of Uncle John were of him as expert story teller. We'll miss you, Uncle John. We love you, Aunt Gayle.
November 22, 2013
John, I loved your photos, especially your early ones and the one of the "Wild West Gang"! You will be missed, more than you can now. Please keep the home fires burning for us; we will join you as the grace of God allows.
You were a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, mentor and coach. But we loved you most because you were our friend. You always had a kind word and a mischievous smile to greet us.
Gayle, we love you and pray for you and your family to have strength in the coming days. I know John is watching over all of you.