JOBIT: Gannon, John J. [MC1947 RIP] on 2017-Oct-23


In Memory of
John Joseph Gannon
June 5, 1924 – October 23, 2017

Gannon, John J. Professor Emeritus The University of Michigan Age 93, passed away on October 23, 2017 at Arbor Hospice, Saline. He was born on June 5, 1924 in New York City.


Survivors include sons Thomas C. (Lois), Michael E. (Cheryl), Mark J. and daughter, Catherine A. Van Hulle (John) and his good friend Ozora McCarthy. A son John M. died in 1963. Grandchildren include Benjamin, Steven and Kevin Gannon; Michael, Jeanette, Valerie and Sean Van Hulle; and Carrie Honore. Great- grandchildren include Luc, Cole and Rhys Honore.


John served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II, and is the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Distinquished Unit Citation and the Combat Infantry Badge. He is a graduate of Manhattan College in New York City in civil engineering (BCE) and the University of Michigan in public health engineering (MPH).


John was a faculty member of the University of Michigan, School of Public Health from 1950 through 1994 when he retired. He taught and performed research in water quality, with his main interest in the mathematical modeling of river water systems. Professor Gannon is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.


He has been associated with Boy Scout Troop 123 of Haisley School from 1960 through 1986, as a troop committee member and as Scoutmaster from 1968-1971. In recent years he has been active in the University of Michigan Learning in Retirement Turner Program. Also, he has been treasurer of the Tuesday Men’s Luncheon Program of the Senior Guild and was a member of the Thursday Men’s Luncheon Program.

A viewing will take place on Monday, October 30th at 10 am, with funeral services at 11 am, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor. Burial will immediately follow at the Forest Hills Cemetery, with arrangements through Muehlig’s Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a Student Scholarship Fund in the School of Public Health at The University of Michigan, 734-647-6179. Ann Arbor, Michigan


Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.


Gannon, John J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1947.

                            May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gannon, John J. [MC1947 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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