John D. Hegarty


John (Jack) Hegarty departed this life on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at his home on Amelia Island.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Hegarty was the son of the late John D. and Myrtle McBride Hegarty.

He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from Notre Dame University and later received his law degree from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Hegarty was a partner in the accounting firm of Touche, Ross (now Deloitte) in Detroit and Chicago. He served as National Director of Tax Services among other responsibilities. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

An author of books on Tax and Financial Planning, he also served as a director of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce, the Children�s Hospital of Detroit, the Metropolitan YMCA of Detroit, New Detroit and Leader Dogs for the Blind.

He and his wife, Beverly, lived in Royal Oak and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Glencoe, Illinois prior to relocating to Amelia Island, Florida in 2001. After more than two decades they made Amelia Island their permanent home.

Mr. Hegarty was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Beverly in 2016.

He leaves behind his daughters, Suzanne (Michael) Peregrine and Holly (Michael) Jehle; his son, John D. Hegarty, III; grandchildren, William, Peter, Samuel Christopher, David, John and Kathryn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Catholic Mission in Yulee at a later date.

He will be laid to rest beside his wife in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Southfield Michigan.

The family asks that memorials be made, in his name, to the Salvation Army.