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 John M. Herlihy

John M. Herlihy

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 9 Nov 2012 (aged 92)
California, USA
Burial Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA
Memorial ID 101021706 · View Source
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CARMEL - John M. Herlihy, 92, an educator of "sensitivity, insight and ability", died November 9, 2012 from respiratory failure and heart failure. Born November 17, 1919 in Boston, he lived in Carmel for over 45 years.

Previously, Mr. Herlihy served in the U.S. Army. He served in the Caribbean in 1943, in Europe from 1944-1945 and in Korea from 1951-1953. He was a decorated parachutist with the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne, and received a Purple Heart and three bronze stars for gallantry.

While in Korea, he acted as an interrogator in Japanese, a language he had learned at the Defense Language Institute in 1951.

Upon release from duty, he eventually settled on the Monterey Peninsula and became a teacher in the Monterey Peninsula School District, after graduating from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Herlihy is survived by three children, Brehon of Middleboro, Massachusetts, Christie Adams and Robert, of Connecticut; a sister, Mary E. Parker of Saratoga; two nieces, Susie Kennelly of Westlake Village and Diane Wright of Anaheim Hills; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Herlihy will be buried in the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. No services will be held.

Donations in his memory may be made to the The SPCA for Monterey County, P.O. Box 3058, Monterey, California 93942.

Published in The Monterey Herald on November 20, 2012.


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  • Created by: Dean
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101021706
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John M. Herlihy (17 Nov 1919–9 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101021706, citing San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dean (contributor 47277198) .