Dr. John Henry Scahill

Thursday 20th of September 1945 - Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Dr. John Henry Scahill

Services

Visitation

May 9, 2022 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Dr. John Henry Scahill, 76, passed away in the late evening of Tuesday, May 3, 2022. John was born September 20, 1945 and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Irish born parents Michael and Margaret (Maguire) Scahill.



 

John wed Kathleen O’Brien June 30,1984, and together they celebrated just short of 38 years of marriage. In addition to his wife Kathleen, he is survived by his children, Michael Scahill and Eileen Scahill Gess (and Husband); his brothers Frank (Mary) Scahill and Jim Scahill.



 

John was a decorated veteran and served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He graduated high school in Brooklyn, NY, then went on to earn his Doctorate in Education from the University of Kentucky, taught at several universities and retired as a Retirement Officer from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Government. John was an avid reader, thinker, vegetable gardener and enjoyed a love of cooking.



 

Visitation for John will be Monday, May 9th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Milward-Southland located at 391 Southland Drive, followed by a procession to Camp Nelson National Cemetery for Interment with military honors at 2:30pm in Nicholasville, Kentucky.



 

To share a remembrance of John or to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.

 

 

Guest Book

Walter Weitzel

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I worked with John at KRS. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

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Walter Weitzel

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I worked with John at KRS. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

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Suzanne Elphingstone

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I am so sorry to hear of John's passing, we worked together for many years at KRS. He was a wonderful coworker and friend. You could always rely on John for a kind word and great conversation. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy and the family.

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Linda Mahone

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Kathy I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a kind and funny man. A good husband and father. He had some great stories. He will be missed! Much love to you all!

2 weeks ago

Bob and Nona Camuel

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Kathy, Bob and I are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We just now found out. Wrapping you and your family in prayers of love, peace and comfort.

2 weeks ago

Lisa Whitaker

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I am just hearing of John's passing and I'm so sorry to hear it. We worked together for years. He was so smart, and so funny, and just a pure pleasure to be around. What a pleasure it has been to have been his friend. He spoke of his family with such love and pride. My heart goes out to all of you on your tremendous loss.

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