Eudora Mass of Christian Burial for John Joseph Gilroy, 80, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Burial will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Gilroy died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 23, 1923, in Tiffin, Iowa, the son of Daniel and Kathryn (Lynch) Gilroy.
Mr. Gilroy was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Essex in the South Pacific. He was a carpenter and had worked for Hercules for more than 16 years. He retired March 1, 1988.
He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora and the Carpenter's Local Union No. 2279.
He married Pauline Griffin on Oct. 19, 1944, in Pensacola, Fla. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include five daughters, Colette Foster, Kansas City, Mo., Carolyn Crews, Basehor, Cathy Johnson, Eudora, and Connie Gilroy and Cyrilla Loria, both of Lawrence; two sons, John C. "J.C.," Lawrence, and James O., Eudora; a brother, Maurice Daniel, Redmond, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Eudora Chapel.
The family suggests memorials to Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, sent in care of the mortuary, 1003 John Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.