John Miah McCaughan

April 16, 1936May 17, 2011

John Miah McCaughan 4/16/1936-5/17/2011 November 5, 1991 Heart #43

John Miah McCaughan passed away May 17, 2011 overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. He was preceded in death by his parents Velva Irene Lascoe and Nehemiah McCaughan, and his son Jon Miah McCaughan. John was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and always a friend. Born in Stockton California, he began dating his beautiful wife Virginia Lee McCaughan in their senior year of high school. They were married on April 22, 1956. After 21 years in the Navy, John retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer McCaughan. He performed duties as a storekeeper and was a Vietnam Veteran. John and Virginia had 2 children; Jon Miah McCaughan and Virginia Lynn Glenn. He had 5 grandchildren; Randy (Susanne), James (Lisa), Teasa, Brandy, and Nikki, and 6 great grandchildren; Angelica, Luke, Jamey, Ayden, Olivia, and Connor. He also had a sister Evelyn. John was a family man and loved his family very much. He also loved bowling. He participated in the transplant games each year as well as several other tournaments throughout the year. He achieved over 45 medals, two 300 game rings, and a place in the Tidewater Bowlers Hall of Fame. Bowling had a very special place in his heart. His heart was also very special. On November 5, 1991, he received the gift of a new heart. It is because of that gift that the world was blessed with his presence for an additional 20 years. John gave back to his community by volunteering with Lifenet. He was able to provide education and comfort to those awaiting transplants like himself. All who knew John will forever remember him as a loving, intelligent, compassionate man who enriched the lives of all he touched. He will be greatly missed.


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Michael Gorman

May 17, 2012

From the McCaughan Family in Ireland. We are descended from Jack McCaughan, the son of John William McCaughan of Ballycastle, County Antrim. John William was the brother of Nehemiah (Mike) McCaughan. Our deepest sympathies and belated best wishes to you all.

June 12, 2011

Should anyone wish to pay tribute to this wonderful human being, you may do so by sending a gift in his name to LifeNet. He believe and lived for the transplant family. Please give the gift of life by being an organ donor. Thank you for your kind words and support.
Lynn McCaughan Glenn

Theresa Newcomb

May 26, 2011

Dear Virginia and Family, I am sorry for your loss as my prayers are with you. John was a great man and I enjoyed talking with him about his 300's as we both loved the game and his soft spoken voice. I had scheduled all of his appointments for 8 yrs. around his personal commitments. I am sure he is having a reunion with all of his Heart family up there.

May 25, 2011

John, you will be missed. I'll miss watching you bowl and the friendship I had with you where ever our paths would cross. GOD Bless you and your family at this very hard time. You will be missed. Mike and Susan Price

May 24, 2011

Virginia,Special people are given time because of their kind hearts.. My Joe (transplant#81) Had John for a role model...They were both extraordinary men..It also takes a special kind of woman to go through this kind of journey.. hold fast to your memories.My thoughts are with you and your family. Carolyn Perkins (Norfolk,Va.)

Pres Carraway

May 24, 2011

Virginia and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have known and admired John for many years. He was an outstanding bowler and gentleman. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anna Pezzella

May 24, 2011

Virginia, Tony and I are so sorry we cannot be there with you on this day of sorrow. We were very fond of John and will miss him. May God bless you and family. Anna and Tony Pezzella

Kim Baker,Darden

May 24, 2011

Virginia, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are all Blessed for knowing Papa John.

betty poplett

May 24, 2011

Dear Virginia and family,I am sorry for your loss.John was a nice man and certainly enjoyed his bowling. I know Bill enjoyed his friendship and now they can share stories of Team Virginia. May your memories keep you strong.

Debbie Anderson

May 23, 2011

Dear Virginia and Family: I will always be grateful for John's ministry to the children at CHKD and offering them hope. He brightened their lives, as he did mine. I am forever changed because of the love he shared with us.