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John W. ""Jack"" Killoran


1923 - 2014 | Notice Condolences
John W. ""Jack"" Killoran Notice
John W. "Jack" Killoran died of complications due to Parkinson's disease after a long and fulfilling life. John was born August 12,1923 in Brooklyn, New York to John C. Killoran and Dorothy (Dennin) Killoran. Upon his mother's passing, his father married Jewel Killoran who lovingly raised John along with his three brothers. John joined the service and served his country honorably in World War II and the Korean War. During WWII, John was in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aerial navigator and rose to 1st Lieutenant. He participated in seven major battles including the "D" Day Invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and the Invasion of Southern France. In July 1950 John returned to active duty in the U.S. Air Force fighting in the Korean War. John returned to civilian life to build a successful executive career with the New York Telephone Company, then part of the Bell System of AT&T in New York City. John is survived by his wife of 28 years, Anita (DeMarco) Killoran, with whom he had a beautiful relationship. John was preceded in death by his first wife, Régine (Rousseau) Killoran who passed away in 1981. Mr. Killoran is survived by his children and their spouses, Liliane (George) Eckie of Florida; Jeannine Starr of New York; Jonathan (Dawn) Killoran of Nevada. He is also survived by his stepchildren; Anita Marie (William) Robitsek of New York; Lisa DeMarco of Virginia; Richard (Judy) DeMarco of Indiana; Robert (Donna) DeMarco of New York; and Charles DeMarco of New York. John was known to remember his 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren with a special birthday card. He is also survived by his brothers and their spouses James (Eileen) Killoran of California, George (Betty) Killoran of Nevada and Jerome Killoran of Nevada. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that contributions in memory of John W. Killoran be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, ATTN: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station,?P.O. Box 780,?New York, NY 10008-0780 or call 1-800-708-7644. Collison Family Funeral Home in Winter Park, FL is handling arrangements.

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Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Feb. 16, 2014
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