OBITUARY

John Robert Carnaghi

February 24, 1945February 20, 2013

John Robert Carnaghi 1945 - 2013

John Robert Carnaghi, 67, lost his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on February 20, 2013.

John was predeceased by his parents, Pete and Pauline Carnaghi and his sister, Mary Alice Lelli.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy; his son, Jason; daughter-in-law, Amy Osteryoung; and his beloved grandson, Jackson, St. Augustine, FL; sister-in-law, Jan (Doug) Alred; brother-in-law, Thomas (Linda) Lelli; nephew, Scott (Shelli) Alred; his nieces, Kelley (Kevin) Force, Lisa (Phil) Ferneau, Karen (Rob) Austin; and several great nieces and nephews.

A mass will be held in his honor at noon (12 p.m.) on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at the Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More. The family will receive friends and guests at the church one hour prior to the service. All are invited to attend the celebration of life reception at the Florida State Conference Center, located at 555 W. Pensacola Street, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. A private burial is planned.

Limited parking will be available at the FSU Alumni Center located one block west of the church. For those attending the reception, there will be ample parking available at the Civic Center and limited space in the parking garage connected to FSCC/Turnbull Building.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in John's name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. To donate online: http://www.pancan.org/section_donate/donate_now.php. All donations will go directly to support advance research, support patients and create hope. Or if preferred, to your favorite charity .

Services

  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Reception Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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March 4, 2013

SO SORRY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY'S LOSS. JOHN, HIS PARENTS AND SISTER WERE LIFELONG FRIENDS OF MINE. THEY WERE VERY EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE THAT EVERYONE WHO KNEW THEM, LOVED AND RESPECTED. I ALWAYS ENJOYED JOHN'S VISITS WHEN HE CAME TO HERRIN. I KNOW THIS HAS LEFT A LARGE VOID IN YOUR LIVES AND THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY AS WELL. SINCERELY, CHARLES HELLENY

March 4, 2013

I knew Johnny as a youngster. His sister, Mary Alice, was a best friend. It was great to learn of his many accomplishments. My condolences to his family. Marilee Fiorina Wilkinson

February 27, 2013

John Carnaghi was one of the good guys.

Peace be with you,
Bill Frederick
Professor Emeritus, IPFW

February 27, 2013

Judy,
We were so sorry to learn of John's passing. John was a dear friend even though we don't get to Tallahasse any more. John was such a positive person with a wonderful smile. May God Bless and keep you Judy and your family.

Tom and Sandy Goldsworthy

Beverly & Gary Massetto

February 27, 2013

Judy and Family,
May God be with you in your time of grief. John was a great guy. Gary and I are sadened with his passing. May your fond memories of John soften your sorrow.

Jim Parry

February 26, 2013

It is a privilege and honor to have had the opportunity to work with John Carnaghi over many years. He was a most generous man as well as a brilliant professional, a gift to all those whose lives he graced. Rest in peace, John, and blessings and comfort to your family.

Becky Culp

February 26, 2013

I'm so very sorry to hear about John's passing. My thoughts and prayers to his beloved family...his friends and colleagues that loved and respected him. With deepest sympathies...

Jeannette Grantham

February 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Was such a pleasure to know John. May God Bless him.

Barb Hardcastle

February 25, 2013

Judy,
I just learned of John's passing, & I am so sorry for your loss. John & I went all through Catholic grade school and high school together, and he was always a prince of a guy. I hope that all the good memories and your faith in God will help you through this sad time.
Barb Fox Hardcastle

February 25, 2013

My sincere condolences to Judy and family. John was a mentor and friend to me. He was a progressive, visionary leader from whom I learned much. I truly enjoyed working with him. He will be greatly missed. Philip Grote, Comptroller IPFW (ret.)