Joseph William Ahern
August 20, 1937 - January 8, 2012
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Our beloved Joseph William Ahern, 74, of Galveston, passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 8, 2012. Joe was born August 20, 1937, in Boston, MA, the son of Patrick James Ahern and Eva Mary Schmitt Ahern. In 1941, the family moved to Louisville, KY. Their home on South Shelby Street…

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Karen McMullen left a message on November 30, -0001:
Mrs. Ahern and Family- I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Ahern died. We lost my Dad "Bill" McMullen on 1/5/2012 and I find it ironic both men were so active in the church and passed away within a few days of one another. I still remember his voice and walking around First Lutheran. I will keep you all in my prayers. Karen McMullen
Deanna Barousse left a message on November 30, -0001:
Ahern Family: I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray that God will help you in your grief.
Pat Morgan left a message on November 30, -0001:
I am so sorry! I just learned of your loss. Joe was so sweet. I wish I had known sooner. Love, hugs and prayers for you and your sweet family.
Margaret and Don Laverentz left a message on November 30, -0001:
Phyllis and family, what wonderful peace to all of you knowing your loved one is in the arm of His Father. Warm thought and love, Margaret and Don
Elizabeth Cogwin left a message on November 30, -0001:
I had the honor of having Coach Ahern as a teacher in both Junior High and High School. He was the best!
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David Kusnerik left a message on November 30, -0001:
In addition to being Coach, Joe was also my civics teacher at O'Connell. I remember seeing him at one of our recent class reunions. He was a great guy and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
MIchael S. Moriarty left a message on November 30, -0001:
I had the pleasure of meeting "Coach" 42 years ago. I have seen occasionally over the years and he always had a smile and a good word. I am proud to have known him!
Tom Mackey left a message on November 30, -0001:
Joe was a great inspiration for for so many of us as students. He taught me the game of basketball which I knew he loved. He wsa also a good history teacher. As a coach he instilled in me discipline and hard work and made a difference in my life. He will be sadly missed. God bless Joe Ahern.
Scott Kusnerik left a message on November 30, -0001:
Sheila, I am sorry for your loss. Coach was a good man and a good neighbor. I will keep you in my prayers
Eric and Hilda Boyce left a message on November 30, -0001:
Joe and Phyllis sponsored us as new members at First Lutheran about four years ago. They accepted and welcomed us without knowing us well. An act of love that we treasure. Not many folks truly earn the comment "he was a good man"...Joe well...he was truly a good man. God bless.
Frank Montalbano left a message on November 30, -0001:
It is with great sadness we learned of the passing of Mr.Ahern. He was a great family man who will truly be missed by his friends and family.May God be with the Ahern family. Sincerely, The Montalbano's
Laurie Heffernan-Cioppa left a message on November 30, -0001:
My thoughts and prayers are for you all during this time. Coach Ahern had such a tremendous influence on so many young people, mentoring both on the court, in the classroom and in life. He will remain forever in so many hearts. Joe, you will be missed!
Mary Davison Hutton left a message on November 30, -0001:
I am saddened to hear of (what I will always call him 'Coach' Ahern) his passing. He was a wonderful teacher and made a lasting impression on me. Many years after left teaching he still remembered his students. May he rest in peace.
Tommy Forester left a message on November 30, -0001:
Coach Ahern took on the dubious task of coaching our ninth grade football team at Oconnell in what what his last year of coaching in 1975. He was saddled with a lack of talent and our record was less than stellar. In retrospect Coach taught us some very valuable life lessons that fall. He taught us about the neccesity to perservere in life. The need to get up after you get knocked down. The willingness to continue to work hard even when things were not going well. He also taught us to show some character and integrity and keep trying even when we wanted to quit. It turns out that we all learned a lot that fall. It wasnt fun but it was a valuable experience and Coach Ahern guided us through it with the quiet class and dignity that he carried through his life. Thank you Coach and Godspeed.
Bill "Duke" Earl left a message on November 30, -0001:
Ahern Family - It was with profound sorrow that I learned of the passing of the man I knew 47 years ago as "Coach Ahern". I am honored to say that I played on Coach Ahern's Bishop McGuiness teams, and he has truly remained a father-figure for me throughout my life. As one of the few black players on that team during the era of segregation in N.C., Coach Ahern stood out as a man who not only personified virility but who also modeled the spiritual virtues of his namesake, St. Joseph. I cannot express how blessed I am to hold his memory in my heart. My thoughts and prayers will remain with you all daily.
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