Category Archives: Deceased Officers

Lt Col John Gahan RIP

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 […]

Comdt Peter Riordan RIP

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

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

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

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 […]

Brig-Gen Jimmy Flynn DSM RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier-General James J. (Jimmy) Flynn DSM of Foxrock, Dublin 18. On April 15, 2021, peacefully at Beaumont Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband for 57 years of Jennifer (nee Simcox) and adored father of Peter, Trevor, Nicola and Keith. Very sadly missed […]

Capt. Jack Phelan RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain John (Jack) Phelan of Foxrock, Dublin 18 and formerly and proudly of Doneraile, County Cork, who passed away on Wednesday, 17th February 2021, peacefully in his 94th year, in the wonderful care of Belmont House Nursing Home after a full life, well lived. A […]

Col. Murt Clancy RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Thomas (Murt) Clancy of Dublin, Rosslare, County Wexford and Kilnaboy, County Clare. On 11th February 2021, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Deservedly mourned by his loving wife Aileen, children Brian, Emer, Niamh, Grainne, Conor and Orla. Sadly missed also by sons and daughters-in-law, […]

Comdt. Tom McNally RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Thomas (Tom) McNally, of Lusk, County Dublin and formerly of Drogheda, County Louth. On February 1st, 2021, peacefully, at Lusk Community Unit. Sadly missed by his loving wife Rita, daughter Susan, son-in-law Patrick, brothers Peter and Aidan, sisters Ann, Cathy, Yvonne, Zita and Maeve, […]

Lt. Col. Des Hearns RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Des Hearns, on 27th January 2021, peacefully, in Cork University Hospital. Late of Dalkey, the Curragh, Dungarvan and Tenerife. Son of Richard (Dick) and Clare (both deceased), brother to deceased Barry, Dorothy and Colm (Ollie). Dearly missed by his partner Maire and his […]

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