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Patrick J. “Pat” McGough, Jr., 92

August 29, 2020

Patrick J. “Pat” McGough Jr., 92, of Dallas, passed away peacefully of natural causes, on Saturday, August 29, 2020, only a few days after the passing of his wife, Audrey, who passed on August 24.

Born in 1928 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Patrick J. McGough Sr. and Madeline Stinnard.

Pat met his wife Audrey while attending Coughlin High School, graduated in 1947, and married Audrey in May of 1951. Pat proudly served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Navy, briefly aboard the USS Providence, then with his majority of time assigned to the battleship USS Missouri during the Korean War as a Radioman.

After his service, Pat began his career as a bus driver for Greyhound but soon switched to Martz Trailways of Wilkes-Barre, and was very proud to have amassed 2.8 million miles of safe driving throughout the duration of his career. After “retiring” in 1993, he continued to work part time at Enterprise Car Rental, Hechinger’s Supply, and even obtained a realtors license.

Pat and Audrey lived in Wilkes-Barre, East Aurora, N.Y., and eventually settled in Dallas, where they lived in Fernbrook for 60 years and later spent more than five happy years at Masonic Village, Dallas. Most recently, they were living at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. The family would like to thank all the residents and staff in both communities and Masonic Village Hospice for their friendships, love, and dedicated care.

Pat enjoyed spending many camping vacations with his family, and eventually he and Audrey would travel twice across the U.S. as well as trips to Canada and annual trips to Lewes, Delaware with their travel trailer. Pat was extremely personable and enjoyed meeting and talking to people everywhere he went.

Pat and Audrey recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. They had five children and four grandchildren. Their first son, Michael, died shortly after birth. Pat thought that his children were his greatest accomplishment. Surviving are two sons, Jim McGough (Sue) and Kevin McGough (Sara), and two daughters, Jayne Ann Borg Meadows and June Kupstas (Steve), four grandchildren; Ryan and Laura McGough, Jennifer Oliveria (Lucas), and Andrew Kupstas, and two siblings; Francis McGough (Helen) and Patty Ann Kupstas (Jim).

A memorial service celebrating Patrick’s life will be held Tuesday September 8, 2020 at 11:00am at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. Friends and family will be received starting at 9:30am. COVID-19 precautions required, which include masks, social-distancing and no personal contact, as well as capacity limitations. Interment for both Patrick and Audrey will follow Patrick’s services at 2:00pm at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s memory, to the Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania, c/o Office of Gift Planning, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Please reference the ‘Helping Hands Fund.’ Or to the USS Missouri Memorial Association; online at USSMissouri.org/donate or by mail to USS Missouri Memorial Association, 63 Cowpens Street, Honolulu, HI, 96701.

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September 08, 2020

Sincere condolences to your family. I have such fond memories of Pat and Audrey from many years together at Shavertown United Methodist Church. May you find comfort in your memories and in knowing they continued on together in the eternal home that awaited them. Lovingly, Deb and Gene Kelleher

September 04, 2020

My heartfelt sympathies!!! to you, June Ellen, and your family!!!!!! This is your old music 🎶 teacher, and Colleen’s mom. Your mom and I became friends way back when….and I turned to her when Colleen first came to Dallas Jr Hi from Lehman…and didn’t know anybody. She said to me….”nobody walks to class with me”…and you kindly became her friend!!!!! 😊 thanks to your mom….ah, sweet memories!!! Again, I am so, so sorry for your heartache!!!!! 😍🎶🙏 Mrs. O

September 04, 2020

I didn’t know Mr. McGough but I did speak with him a couple of times. My mother sold her house a couple of years ago and I moved a ton of my father’s items to my home. Last winter, I was looking at some of his old Navy items when I found a couple of old Navy shirts (Mr. McGough later explained it was called a jumper). I assumed they were my father’s – imagine my surprise when I found that only one was his and the other had “Pat McGough” written inside it. Thus, the search began to bring this item and the righful owner back together. The power of social media helped in my search and, before long, I had a conversation with Mr. McGough letting him know I was mailing a package to him. We spoke a couple times after that and he seemed to be the kind person I could’ve spoke with for hours. Although he didn’t remember my dad, we assumed that their paths crossed as some point as they both served at the same time and were in many of the same places. I lost my dad several years ago and I know he’d be pleased that Mr. McGough had his jumper back.To Mr. McGough’s family and friends, my sincere condolences. What a wonderful life he was blessed with! May your memories of both Mr. & Mrs. McGough comfort you in all the days to come. 
Alexis Dina Conte

September 03, 2020

My deepeast sympathy to your families over the loss of both parents in such a short period of time. I worked with your father at Enterprise and he was a real gentleman. He will never be forgotten. May they both rest in peace.
 
daniel m evancho

September 03, 2020

So sorry for loss of both parents. They were lovely fun filled people. Ray and I was always glad to see them when visiting Jayne Ann. May God bless and keep each of you in your time of grief.   Love to all of the family
. Shiirley Borg

September 03, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to the family of Patric McGough.  You are in our prayers.
Ken and Pat Kirk, Gayle and Gary

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020
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Lititz, PA 17543
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