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3435 North 1st Avenue
TUCSON, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-888-1111
Fax: 520-888-0092
John Coulahan

John E. Coulahan

Friday, April 14th, 1922 - Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Colonel John Coulahan Sr., pilot, USAF (ret).

At age 97 had his last bomber take off on January 30th, 2020. Col. Coulahan was born at home in Woonsocket, R.I. April 14, 1922. Son of the late Winifred (Hunt) Coulahan of County Roscommon, Ireland and the late John E Coulahan. The Colonel’s Great Grandfather was killed during the Civil War. John was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1945 and spent over 30 years serving the nation in the Air Force. He flew the last B-17’s in Europe and his last years as a B-52 Wave Commander over Vietnam. He commanded two Air Force installations, the last one as Base Commander, Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam.

After retirement he spent 10 years in R.I. real estate. Moving to Tucson years ago he became a docent at the Tucson Historical Society. He was also an active member of the Order of Dedalians; a national fraternity of military pilots; and volunteered providing tax assistance to veterans.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce (Barre) Coulahan, second wife Jean (Ryder) Coulahan; and is survived by his four biological children Pamela of Westerly, RI; Christopher of Pensacola, FL; Lisa of Boca Raton, FL; and John Jr of Colorado Springs, CO. He was blessed with 13 grandchildren.

Services are scheduled at West Point cemetery at the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in West Point, New York on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 1:30pm. Questions may be directed to Abbey Funeral Chapel, Tucson AZ. He led his life by the West Point motto Duty, Honor, Country.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St Vincent De Paul, 829 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701.

Arrangements by Abbey Funeral Chapel 520-888-1111
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