COOPERSTOWN – John P. Lohan, 55, a retired New York City transit officer, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Nov. 11, 2015, at his village home.
John was born June 7, 1960, in Brooklyn, the son of John J. and Catherine (Kenny) Lohan. He graduated from the New York City Police Academy and was an officer with city’s Transit Police. He retired with the rank of sergeant/detective.
He moved to the Cooperstown area in 1998 with wife Lizette, where they raised their two children.
John loved and was devoted to his children Megan and Brendan. He was active and involved in their lives and took great pride in their many accomplishments. John coached and supported many of his children’s sports teams, rarely, if ever, missed any of their sporting or school events and would be seen driving them to or from their activities nearly every day.
He was an active outdoorsman, a hunter and lover of nature, and shared that love of nature with his children.
He and his children were also active in the former Cooperstown Pumpkinfest, where their entries were regularly prize-winners in the local category.
John is survived by his two children, Megan and Brendan of Cooperstown; his former wife, Lizette Nelson of Oneonta; his mother, Catherine Lohan, and by his two sisters, Maureen Lohan-Bremer and Eileen Lohan-Kensek.
In accordance with John’s wishes memorial services were private.
The family suggests that those who so desire make donations to “The Cooperstown Sport’s Booster’s Club” c/o Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave. Cooperstown, NY 13326 in John’s memory.
Arrangements are under the guidance of Tillapaugh Funeral Service.