John McCloskey

Condolence Book for

John McCloskey

Grange, Inch Island, Donegal / Derry City, Derry

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So very sad to learn of John’s passing. John was the Head of School of Geography and Environmental Sciences when I began my studies at Ulster and I was then fortunate to have him as my PhD supervisor. I have many happy memories of John, including our field trips to Sumatra and conference excursions. He was such a brilliant and passionate scientist, a great mind, a huge asset to Ulster University and a great supporter and mentor to his students. What a loss to the scientific community and of course his family. Sincere condolences to his wife, daughters and the wider family circle. There will never be anyone quite like him.
— Rachel Wilson (nee Shannon)
I am saddened with the loss of John. I remember our talks both in Ankara and Türkiye during project prep. meeting. He was an inspiring and bery kind person. John’s contributions to the earthquake geology studies of Türkiye will be remembered. I extend my condolences to his family and colleagues. May John Rest in Peace.
— Kerem Kuterdem
I’m so sorry to hear of Prof. Mc Closkey has passed. He was a great profesor and friend. With deepest condolences to the John’s family and friends. May John rest in peace.
— Murat Nurlu, Afad
My sincere condolences to John's family. His loss is sorely felt by all the scientific community. May he rest in peace.
— Tiziana Rossetto
Condolences to Mickey and all the Mccloskey family on the passing of John. May he rest in peace
— Brendan and karen corr Belfast
Condolences to all the Mc Closkey family on the passing of John. R. I. P.
— John Minnock & Family, Headford. Co. Galway
I was very sad to hear that John has died. He was an inspirational character who loved to talk science. I first met him at an Irish geologic research meeting in the early 1990s. His passion for his work was infectious to all he met. Later, we were to work on a project on Italian faults together but this was curtailed by his illness. John cared deeply about everyone he worked with and he will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
— Ken McCaffrey
I am very saddened to hear of the passing of John. I was his student in the mid-90's in Coleraine University of Ulster. He was so helpful to all the students, fun and generous with his time and his jokes. My deepest sympathy to all his family and friends at this very sad time.
— Ann Marie Callan, Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Bye John, It has been a pleasure and an honour to meet, work and laugh with you.
Great man, husband, father, scientist and friend.
I'll miss you a lot.
— Andrea A.
In my professional life, I have been fortunate to know John, a special person with whom I have created some empathy and I shared scientific visions and perspectives. I will always remember our discussions about music, irish rock and blues, beers and food, Ireland and Donegal. I will bring these precious values in my soul, … because eternity means continuing a little further when those who know and have loved no longer exist (José Saramago). Ciao John !
— Massimo Cocco
Muts ,

You were an extremely kind , thoughtful , intelligent , passionate and hardworking man , and a complete gent . I’ll always remember the mischievous glint in your eye before you told a joke , and I remember you always asking our cavalier spaniels “who hit you on the face with a frying pan?” I wish I’d had a chance to talk about geography with you, and seen more of your paintings and heard your music. I feel like I could’ve learned so much from you. You will forever be missed and remembered , and I hope your lovely family take solace in the fact that you were such a good person through and through , and helped so many people in your life. The world feels a dimmer place now that you’re not in it . Rest easy . Slán go fóill. Emer x
— Emer Ní Chaollaí
Professor McCloskey taught me and my cohorts at Coleraine many years ago and made an impression on all of us. He was a real inspiration to a lazy student like me and I will remember him fondly.
— Rebecca Allen
I am so saddened to hear of John's passing. I was fortunate to know John as a post-graduate student in UCD. John was a brilliant geophysicist, a great teacher, and I have fond memories of our many interactions at conferences both in Dublin and Coleraine; but also at AGU, EGS and other meetings. With deepest condolences to the John's family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
— Sean Dolan, Kilkenny
I was deeply saddened to learn of John's illness and passing. Even though I only recently came to know and work with him, I was immediately struck by his passion, strength, and determination in his beliefs.
I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, and may we bring forward his vision to honor his memory.

May your soul rest in peace, John.
— Giuseppe Maggio
I will never forget John, it was an honour to have known him and shared some wonderful moments of science and life with him. In my memories, you will always be playing the guitar telling of the wonderful strength of your country.
My love to Siobhan, Mairead and Roisin
— Fabrizio Romano
I was saddened to learn of John's passing...he was one of our inspirational and fun lecturers of the Coleraine ES class between '94 and '98. Many fond memories, esp of his enthusiasm and sheer joy for his work. Sincere sympathy to all his family and friends, may he rest in peace.
— Paula (McMahon) Mc Aree, Emyvale
We are so sad to hear of John’s passing Anee and all the family we had the pleasure of giving John lift from the RVH he was such a lovely down to earth gentleman and so kind and understanding about how young Richard was to have a transplant may god rest his soul and may our lady look after his wife family and brothers and you Anne we are deeply heartbroken for all of you ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Nicola&Richard McIntyre
I’m so sad to hear that John passed away. I had so many wonderful memories with him and his beautiful family in Inch Island. Thinking of you all. Love of love Erin xxxxx
— Erin Bennett
Dear Siobhan,Mairead &Roisin,so sorry to hear of John’s passing.Just to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you through these sad and difficult days.
May John Rest in Peace.
— Kathleen Tohill
Dear Siobhan and family I am so.very sorry to hear of Johns passing . He was a lovely man. I enjoyed his great company and yours over the years when I visited dear Liz. Rest in peace John
— Anna Mc Gough Castlebar and Drumshanbo Leitrim
I am so sad to hear of John’s passing. John was a very kind man, I will always remember his trip to Cork when my sister Una died. My sympathies to Siobhan and his daughters. May he RIP.
Patricia Burke
— Patricia McLaughlin
Very sorry to hear that John has died. He was an incredible geoscientist, who has had a global positive impact through his work on earthquake understanding, community resilience and educating the researchers of tomorrow. Great memories of my interactions with him and proud to have had him as our Keynote Speaker at our Annual Geoscience meeting. He leaves a long and lasting legacy that his family and friends can be proud of. Koen Verbruggen, Director, Geological Survey Ireland.
— Koen Verbruggen
I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of rofessor John McCloskey . His groundbreaking work in enhancing city resilience and risk management has left an indelible mark on our world. His dedication to improving urban environments and mitigating risks has truly been invaluable. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. May his legacy continue to inspire progress and positive change in our cities and beyond.

With sympathy,

Paulina Cubillo
Quito - Ecuador
— Paulina Cubillo - QUITO ECUADOR
I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Sincere condolences to all his family. He will be greatly missed by all.
— Monica Day
Very sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin John. Thoughts are with all of his family at this difficult time. Rest in Peace John
— Marie Payne (Conaghan)
Our deepest sympathy to Siobhan and family on the sad passing of your beloved John.
We had the great privilege of enjoying John and Siobhan’s company at our daughter Gemma’s wedding last July in Cork. Such an interesting and friendly gentleman and a proud Derryman.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
— Kieran and Clodagh Cremen, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.
My sympathy to John’s family. This was a great loss to the scientific community worldwide and to his many colleagues. His work was outstanding and he will be greatly missed.
— Keith Day
A kind and generous man, I have many great memories of him. He was a great mentor to me and a brilliant scientist. My deepest condolences to all the family
— Shane Murphy
Sending healing prayers and comfort during this tough time.
— Sanjeev Ram Vaidya, NSET, Nepal
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of John. I know he will be sadly missed by you all. Our deepest condolences to you Siobhan, Mairead, Roisin, Mickey, Anne, Frankie and all the McCloskey family. May John rest in peace.
— Margaret Rose
My kind cousin, Muts. What a loss to your family and the world. God bless xx
— Hilary Almey(Conaghan)
I am so very, very sad to hear this news. John was a great character. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
— Kathleen Godlington (Conaghan)
Sincere sympathy to Siobhan, Mairead and Roisin on the passing of John.
May John rest in peace.
— Patrick&Joan Stephenson Ringwood, The Rower,Co.Kilkenny
So very sorry to hear Muts has passed
He was a great character
A great friend to my brother Jim (Brady)
Sincere condolences to Siobhán and girls and his extended family
May his gentle soul rest in peace
— Caitriona Durnin Dundalk
Such a good hearted and fun man along with being such a great geoscientist and teacher. I will always remember the kindness he showed me when I was a student and the fun at AGU. My deepest sympathies to all the family.
— Gareth O'Brien
Sorry to hear of the passing of former colleague John McCloskey.
Condolences to Siobhan, girls, and McCloskey Families.
Rest in Peace John 🙏🏻
— Maura Marshall
So SORRY to know John's passing away. Its very SAD!
Prayers for him! May you rest in eternal peace, John!
My deepest condolences are to the family!
— Khadga Sen Oli from NSET Nepal
RIP Muts
Great memories as a child growing up of him .
He was so good to us , Brendans 3 boys in Monaghan
Thinking of Siobhan Roisin Mairead and family
— David Devlin
So sorry to hear about the passing of John. He was my supervisor at the University of Ulster when I was studying there in the late 1990’s and he came to be a close friend and great mentor to me. Such an outgoing personality, friendly and down-to-Earth. My deepest sympathies to family and friends. Tony
— Tony Hamilton
So sorry to hear the sad news of John's death. Very pleased that we got to meet again this year in both Ballyvaughan and Inch. Siobhan and family , I am thinking of you all.
With love,
Cousin , Moira
— Moira Haden
I am shocked and saddened at the demise of our guardian, mentor and a dear friend. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. May the departed soul rest in peace.
— Dharam Uprety
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