George G. Rhatigan


George G. Rhatigan, 82, of Palm Coast, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital with his wife, family and life-long friend, Chris Hoey, at his side. Mr. Rhatigan was born July 4, 1931 in Staten Island, NY, a son of John & Marie (Wall) Rhatigan. He was a graduate of St. Peters High School in Staten Island, and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean War and received an honorable discharge on December 24, 1953. Upon his discharge, he attended Wagner College, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Business. Mr. Rhatigan worked as an Assistant Vice President at Bankers Trust Company in Manhattan for 30 years, retiring in the mid 1980's. He then worked for the New York City Board of Education as a computer analyst. He was responsible for the design and implementation of a computer program used to track attendance in the New York City Public Schools, which he did prior to his retirement in 1996. He and his wife moved to Florida in 1998. Mr. Rhatigan is a member of Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, the Palm Coast Elks Lodge, and the Marine Corps League. He was an avid golfer, and founding member of the Sludgehammers Golf League. Mr. Rhatigan is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Elizabeth J. Gough, whom he married June 14, 1958; two daughters, Patricia (Edward) Doran of Stone Ridge, NY and Ellen (Evan) Teatum of Goshen, NY; three sons, Michael Rhatigan of Phoenix, AZ., Richard (Daria) Rhatigan of Chester NY, and Daniel Rhatigan of New York, NY; one sister, Betty Dolen of Ridgefield, CT; two brothers, John (Lee) Rhatigan of Staten Island, NY, and Raymond Rhatigan of Cincinnati, OH; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Rhatigan, and a brother, Donald Rhatigan. Memorial services celebrating the life of George will held Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Avenue in Flagler Beach, where friends will be received one hour prior to the Mass. There will be an additional funeral mass at St. Sylvester's R.C. Church, Staten Island, on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12 Noon for family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made in George's name to the Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224 or the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 915 N. Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, FL 32136. Arrangements are in the trust and care of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home in Flagler Beach. Condolences may be sent to


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 11, 2014