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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.


ROBERT REMIAN July 27, 2020
Very sorry for the recent loss of your father and grandfather. My wife and I had the pleasure of working for Jack back in the early � mid 1980�s in the Chicago office of Touche Ross & Co. He was the consummate professional in all respects, and he and your mother even took the time to attend our wedding � it meant a great deal to us 25 year-olds. May God bless your parents with eternal happiness, while all of you take solace in knowing that you too were blessed in so many ways by having him as your Dad or grandfather.

BARBARA A. FISHER September 5, 2020
Just read of the deaths of your wonderful parents this morning. I was a client of your Dad before he brought me into Touche, Ross. Jack graduated from Notre Dame with my brother-in-law Stan Insley. Jack�s brother Mike eventually became my lawyer. Please accept my most sincere sympathy and advise me if it is possible for me to attend the service at Holy Sepulcher.

To Jacks family, just a great man. I knew him from years ago when I was lucky enough to be his wife�s hairstylist. Then again at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. We were both parishioners he always had time to say hello to me.
God rest his soul, he is with his loving wife.

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