Monthly Archives: May 2021

Lt Col John Gahan RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel John Gahan of Kildare Town and formerly of Clonmel, County Tipperary. On Thursday, 20th May 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Ber, daughters Grace and Paula, son Edward, son-in-law Michael, grandson Emmet, Paula’s partner […]

Major-General Maureen O’Brien UNHQ – May 2021

Major-General Maureen O’Brien has been appointed as Deputy Military Advisor to the UN Secretary-General, based in UN Headquarters, New York. Her appointment follows a tour of overseas duty on the Golan Heights as UNDOF’s Deputy Force Commander, in the rank of Brigadier-General. She was the first female officer of the Defence Forces to attain the […]

Comdt Peter Riordan RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Peter Riordan late of Kill, Naas and Clane, County Kildare. Peacefully, on Saturday, 8th May 2021, at the age of 90, after a short illness at Naas General Hospital. Beloved husband to Terry Healy Riordan. Sadly missed by his loving sister Peg, children and […]

Lt Gen Emmanuel Erskine RIP


Lieutenant-General Emmanuel Alexander Erskine from Ghana passed away on 7 May 2021 aged 86 years. He was the first Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) from March 1978 to February 1981.  General Erskine joined the Ghana Armed Forces as a Cadet in March 1958, the year Ghana gained its independence […]

Brig-Gen Pat Grennan RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier-General Patrick (Pat) Grennan. Late of College Park, Newbridge, County Kildare on 4th May 2021, peacefully at home. Lovingly remembered by Nancy, his dear wife of 64 years, his children Declan, Barry, Róisin, Patrick, Orla, Siobhán, Sinéad, David and Naomi, and now reunited with his […]

Commodore Joe Deasy RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commodore Joseph Anselm (Joe) Deasy of Monkstown, County Cork and formerly of Dungarvan, County Waterford. On 3rd May 2021, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and in the wonderful and kind care of the staff at Cramer’s Court Nursing Home. Dearly beloved husband of Carmel […]

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