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JOSEPH McALOON Obituary
MCALOON Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com Joseph F. McAloon, 95, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, passed away November 25, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. He attended Boston University and served in the U.S. Army in World War 2 as a First Lieutenant in the Medical Administrative Corps. Following military service he enrolled at Northwestern University and earned a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration. He served as Administrative Assistant at Worcester City Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts and in 1950 moved to Florida as a Hospital Consultant for the State of Florida. He supervised the construction of Memorial Hospital, Hollywood and served as its Administrator for 13 years. In 1965 he was appointed Executive Director of Doctors Hospital, Coral Gables and retired after 20 years of service. Mr. McAloon was very active in the allied medical field. He served as President of the Florida Hospital Association and was a member of its Board of Trustees for many years. He was a member of the House of Delegates of the American Hospital Association and was President of the South Florida Hospital Association on two different occasions. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Blue Cross of Florida for 25 years. He held memberships in many other hospital, civic, and professional organizations. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami and served two terms as President. He moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1989, where he was a communicant at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Bell McAloon and his son, Kevin J. McAloon. He is survived by daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Klauk and her husband Fred, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; two sons, Edward J. McAloon, M.D. and his wife Pam, Palm Harbor, Florida, and Fr. Francis X. McAloon, S.J., Ph.D., Fordham University, New York; two brothers, Henry McAloon, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and John McAloon, Taunton, Massachusetts; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be celebrated by his son, Fr. Francis X. McAloon, S.J., on the morning of Thursday, November 29, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before mass. Memoriams may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Florida, 5209 San Jose Blvd, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL, 32207. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach 904-249-2374
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Nov. 27, 2012
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