|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1949|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 2009|
MONAHAN James George Monahan, II, 60, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kate Monahan; 3 children, Bronwen Kemp, Laura Monahan and James G. Monahan III, all of Jacksonville; 1 granddaughter, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and several nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009 at St. John's Catholic Church, 2400 Mayport Rd. in Atlantic Beach with Fr. Joseph Meehan as celebrant. Friends of the family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297-1066. Arrangements under the direction and care of ETERNITY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY
You've never heard of him, but a great conservative mind left this earth today. I just got the news a few moments ago.
One of my dearest friends died this morning after struggling with the complications of a lung transplant. He beat the odds for most lung transplant recipients by surviving for a total of six years after the first lung was replaced. It's my understanding that two to three years is considered the average life expectancy.
I knew Jim Monahan, first as a boss, and then as a friend, for some 18 years. He was a fine man in every sense. Right now you'll have to take my word for it as I am incapable of articulating much more than that presently. There is just too much running thru my head at the moment. I'll just leave it at this: He had one of the brightest minds I have ever seen!
One thing I am dwelling on is this one-line email I got from him yesterday. It's the last communication I ever received from him. The numbers he's referring to are the stats on his blood oxygenation (the man was a complete stickler for any form of statistics!)
"On a personal side, I appear to have gone onto a plateau. My numbers have been essentially the same since June 6. They aren't the greatest numbers in the world, but at least they are not declining. My ETA has been pushed back."
Well Jimbo… unbeknownst to you, your ETA got pushed forward after all. May God receive you into his arms and you be granted the peace and reward of the many mansions he has promised us.
Good night and good bye my very good friend.
Husband to Kate, and father to James, Bronwyn, and Laura.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes interred at the family residence
Created by: Tony Middleton
Record added: May 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70321523
Added: Jun. 18, 2013
If I had to rank the top three friends I've ever had, Jimbo would be right there. You are sorely missed Jim!|
Added: May. 24, 2011