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John Loftus


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John Loftus Obituary
John T. Loftus, 90, passed away on February 18, 2014 at his home in Scottsdale, AZ. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. John was born March 16, 1923, the second of four children to Elizabeth (O'Connor) and Patrick Loftus in Chicago, IL where he grew up before enlisting in the US Army Air Corp in 1944. He spent the next two years training B-25 bomber crews in radar navigation. After the war, he returned to Chicago, married Rita Getty in 1950, and had four sons. Rita and baby John preceded John in death early in their journey together. Sons William, Robert and Joseph lived in Chicago where John met and married Patricia Gray in 1957. Sons Peter and Kevin followed, completing the family work crew for all of John's projects. John worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. for 36 years before retiring in 1984 when he and Patty moved to Sun City West, AZ. There he worked to improve his golf game and perfect his woodworking. John is preceded in death by his brothers Rev. Joseph Loftus OSM, and James Loftus and survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia A. Loftus; his sister, Mary Loftus, RSM; his five sons and daughters-in law: William (Teresa), Robert (Melanie); Joseph (Mary); Peter (Karen); and Kevin (Michelle); his three granddaughters: Lauren, Dylan and Mallory; and his three grandsons: Balin, John Christian, and Shannon. A Requiem Mass will be held March 28, 2014, 10:30 AM at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church in Scottsdale. Graveside services afterward at the Veteran's National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Memorial contributions are welcome to Habitat for Humanity and .
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Mar. 14 to Mar. 16, 2014
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