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John Edward Houlehan

Service Date: March 13, 2019
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)
Service Info: St. Paul Catholic Church
Service Info

John Edward Houlehan, 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at his Florence, KY residence.  John was born in Covington, KY on April 15, 1950 to the late Francis and Eleanor Houlehan.  During his life, John worked in software for Cincom Systems and the Internal Revenue Service.  He was an avid golfer and loved camping.  John was a member of St. Paul Church and Villa Hills Golf League.  He was preceded in death by his sister and brother in law Mary and Tony Butler and his sister-in-law Bonnie Houlehan.  John is survived by his wife of 42 years Patty Houlehan of Florence, KY, children Jonathan Houlehan (Lisa) of Hebron, KY, Natalie Wolfe (Brett) of Florence, KY, James Houlehan (Tiah Schwarberg) of Union, KY, and Nick Houlehan (Kathleen) of Florence, KY, grandchildren Elijah Wolfe, Matthew Houlehan, Caleb Houlehan, and Eleanor Houlehan, siblings Carol Ehlman (Gene) of Milan, IN, Jim Houlehan of Anderson Township, OH, Kathy Metzger (Hal) of Alexandria, KY, and Dennis Houlehan (Karen) of Villa Hills, KY, and many nieces and nephews.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 4pm until 8pm at Linnemann Funeral Home Burlington, KY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10am at St. Paul Church in Florence, KY.  Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, KY.  Memorial contributions can be sent to the American Cancer Society 2808 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45206 or American Heart Association 5211 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227.  Online condolences can be made at

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Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
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St. Paul Catholic Church

7301 Dixie Hwy
Florence, KY 41042
Phone: (859) 371-8051

St. Mary Cemetery (Ft. Mitchell)

Address: 2201 Dixie Highway Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
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John Edward Houlehan



John spent many years of his life coaching me from the third baseline. He was a very positive influence on my childhood and great example how to be a good father. Nick, Patty and family, I am very sorry to hear of his passing and my thoughts are with you.

Dave McLane

Friend & CoWorker

As a coworker and friend John loved a good conversation, and always seen the good in others. John set a high standard for being a family man. We miss hearing stories about his children and Patty. He was very proud of his children and so excited about being a granddad. Our prayers are with Patty and the family.

Renee Neal

A good friend & co-worker

Prayers for Pattie and family
Bud and Wilma Stone

Condolences to the Houlehan Family

Sending my condolences to Jonathan and the entire family. Praying for comfort and peace during this time.

Wonderful Neighbor

Patty, Jon, Natalie, James and Nick – We are so sorry for your loss. John was the best neighbor. We always enjoyed watching John playing with his grandkids in the backyard. He was the finest example of what a devoted husband, father and grandfather should be and he was loved by so many. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jenny and Dave Sullivan

My Condolences

John and I worked together for years at IRS-CI. He was the sweetest person and I enjoyed his sense of humor. He had a way of smiling with his eyes that always made me feel happy. He bragged about his children very often, and I almost felt as if I knew them. When he spoke of his wife, you could tell that she was the love of his life. John will be very missed. May your family and his friends find peace in the memories we shared with him.


May the joys you knew and the times you shared help comfort you at this time.
Melody Mason
Tax Examining Technician
Gateway Center
Covington, KY

Our Condolences

Prayers for John and his family. I am an old friend fromSt. Paul’s.
Pat Raverty

John Houlehan

Aunt Patty, Jon, Natalie,James and Nick we are all sp sorry for your loss!!! Uncle John was a great man who will be missed terrible!!! Prayers for you all through this journey!!!


Please know that my prayers are with the family at this time. Hugs to all.

Cousin, Joan (sample) Bencheck.