John Patrick McDonagh HANAHAN - SMSGT John Patrick McDonagh, USAF Ret., 95, of Hanahan, SC, husband of Lucille Lilly Guidry McDonagh passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The family will receive guests Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston, SC. His Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held Graveside in Beaufort National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014. John was born September 18, 1918 in New York, New York, son of the late Patrick McDonagh and Nora Barry McDonagh. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, retiring with the rank of SMSGT. He was a Life Member of VFW Post #3142, American Legion Post 147 where he was a Past Post Commander, Past District Commander for the American Legion, Chef De Gare of Vaitune 974. He was also Grand Chef De Gare of South Carolina 40/8. John was a faithful member of Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, where he served as an usher, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he worked at Charleston Naval Shipyard in Design. John was active in the community and volunteered with the Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. He was a member of the Charleston Air Force Base Golf Course. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lucille Lilly Guidry McDonagh; two daughters, Sheila Datillo and her husband, Tom of Charleston, SC and Maureen Cobb and her husband, Larry of Hanahan, SC; his grandchildren, Lynn Florie and her husband, Bryce of Hanahan, SC and Will Cobb of Royal Palm Beach, FL and his great-granddaughter, Avery Florie. John was preceded in death by his son, Kevin McDonagh. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1106 Fort Drive, Hanahan, SC 29410. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home
2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Apr. 8, 2014