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Obituary for John F. Scanlan

January 8, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


John F., of Philadelphia, on January 8th at the age of 68. Survived by his loving wife Lynn (nee Hackett) of 42 years. John will be greatly missed by caring sons; John F. Jr., and Patrick E. (Kristina), his granddaughter Maeve Frances, his brother Ronald (Donna), and his sister Patricia.

John was best known for his years spent as a multiple graded stakes winning thoroughbred horse trainer. John was proudest of his horses "Morning High", "Toccet", "Champagne Royal", "Ready Cash", and "Dinner in Rio" whom all contributed towards his 766 career first place finishes.

Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration visitation on Saturday January 13th at the John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home (10975 Academy Road, Phila. 19154) from 2PM-4PM.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in John's memory to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation ( would be greatly appreciated.

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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