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Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home

508 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH

OBITUARY

John Alan McGohan

July 31, 1940September 12, 2019
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John McGohan, 79, of Centerville, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Symphony of Centerville.

He was born July 31, 1940 in Dayton, the son of Claude and Alberta (Hunt) McGohan. John was a 1958 graduate of Miamisburg High School and attended Sinclair Community College. John worked at NCR for several years prior to a 40 year career in Life Insurance and Financial Services. His career took him and his family to many areas of the country: Franklin, OH, Dublin, OH, Baton Rouge, LA, Orange Park, FL, Akron, OH, Carmel, IN, Columbus, OH and ending in Centerville, OH. John worked in sales, sales management & training and was Vice President of Marketing, He retired from AllState in 2012 as a Life Specialist. John was a member of MENSA, the National Life Insurance Association and he attended Fairhaven Church in Centerville. He was an avid golfer. He played Ohio State Junior Golf and won several state championships. John was inducted into the Miamisburg High School Hall of Fame for golf in 2010, he also still holds a golf record at the school. His most recent win was the “Super Senior” at Mound Golf Course in Miamisburg.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce (Kauffman) McGohan; children, Terri Turner, Doug (Vanessa) McGohan, Randy (Julie) McGohan and Mary Ann (Mike) Hill;12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Bill (Donna) McGohan, Pat (Jackie) McGohan, Karen Brown, Kathy McGohan and Pam King.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Michael and Richard McGohan.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 PM Monday, September 16, 2019 at GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Miamisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: Miami Valley Chapter, 31 Whipp Rd, Dayton, OH 45459. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Dave Dickman

September 27, 2019

I met John at the Mound Course in the early 60's ..... I was in high school and John was @ 5 years my senior. I didn't see him often but I do remember John was typically very friendly and upbeat with an easy smile. I was jealous (still am) because John already had achieved 2 double eagles - both on par 4s! I had none (which is still the case).
I played at least a few times with Bill and enjoyed the experience - Bill was easy going, on the quiet side, also had an easy smile and was a good player.
I remember seeing Pat drive a ball to the slope behind the #1 green (a par 4 hole) at the Mound. I don't recall ever playing a round with Pat but I think we competed once in 1965 at a Saturday 2-round invitational at Notre Dame in South Bend - Pat playing for BGSU, myself for UD. I know I was there and I'm assuming Pat was with BGSU at the time.
I remembered John (and Bill & Pat) immediately when I saw John's obituary. Please accept my condolences. I'm sure John is at peace - and probably scoring another double eagle as we speak!
I wish you all well.

Polly McClure

September 16, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with John at Allstate. He was such a gracious person. He truly helped me in my role with his knowledge and willingness to train others. He was always so positive, giving and cared so deeply about others. My prayers to the family.

Linda Brown

September 16, 2019

When I started with Allstate in January, 1999, John taught me so much about all the different life policies that Allstate had to offer. He was a wonderful man. I have very fond memories of him.

Eric Montes

September 16, 2019

Joyce and family, please know how much we loved John as he was an outstanding Allstate Insurance Co. team member, a good friend and truly part of our large family.

John was a man of integrity and he was always the light in the room with his positive attitude and that great smile.

I am travelling Indy to Cleveland this week and won't be able to pay my respects in person. May God comfort you and your family as John is now home with the Lord.

Tom Chiatalas

September 16, 2019

We will miss John's smile, laugh, integrity and incredibly warm and genuine relationship he formed with everyone. He was not only a phenomenal financial services professional but an amazing person. He was my mentor when I joined Allstate in 2001 and he helped so many others too.
May his memory be eternal and numbered among the saints.

Cathleen Fouty

September 16, 2019

I was blessed to have known John during his time with us, he was a caring, sincere, kind man, one of the best !! He was a legend and will always be remembered fondly by me and many others. He will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with John's family.

Bil Stamaton

September 16, 2019

I worked with John for 20 years at Allstate.....I considered him my mentor and friend. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May his memory be eternal.

Beckee Fair

September 15, 2019

Terri,

Brian and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. We did not know him, but if he had a hand in raising the awesome human being that is you, then he must have been an awesome human being himself.

We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Brian and Beckee

Cathy Green

September 14, 2019

John was a super guy! I worked with him at Allstate for several years and valued his expertise and his friendship. We lost touch after I left Allstate nearly 20 years ago, but I remember him well.

My condolences to Joyce and the rest of John's family.

Tom Presper

September 13, 2019

John worked with my father Ben at Summit National Life in Akron, Ohio. Those were some of John's "best" hair days, sporting a tight curl afro in the 70's. My mom and dad have fond memories of Joyce and John, working together, travelling to conventions - they enjoyed John's energy and silliness. Mom is 88 now and was sad to hear the news. When I was a teenager working at Summit as a clerk, John asked me to drive an important package to Columbus one day - and he let me take his red convertible MG sports car (top down no doubt). And then, as a young man who decided to enter the insurance business, John always encouraged me and treated me with respect. My family will always have fond memories of John. Peace to Joyce and the kids.

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