Timothy “Tim” Joseph Monaghan of West Liberty, Ky., died May 6 at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky. He was 55.
Born Oct. 11, 1957, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Audrey Ruth Amos Monaghan and the late John E. Monaghan.
Mr. Monaghan was a 1976 graduate of Plainfield High School. He later spent 28 years in Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving to North Vernon, Ind., where he served as director of the Jennings County Emergency Management Agency and was also a member of the Red Cross Advisory Board. Mr. Monaghan retired to West Liberty, Ky., a year ago.
While in Florida he worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician at the Palm Beach County Fire Department. He was the lead fire services instructor at South Tech Educational Center and deputy chief of operations and deputy chief of safety at Palm Beach County Community College. He founded the Irish Fireman's Derby and made vintage reproduction fire helmets.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Monaghan; a daughter, Hannah Monaghan of West Liberty, Ky.; a son, Keegen Henschel of Bay City, Mich.; his mother, Audrey Monaghan of Indianapolis; three brothers, Patrick Monaghan (Robin) of Carmel, Michael Monaghan (Beth) of Indianapolis, and Stephen Monaghan (Stephanie) of Clayton; and two sisters, Frances Monaghan Ryan (Jerry) and Catherine Monaghan Bailey, both of Indianapolis.
His father, John E. Monaghan, died in 2011.
A funeral Mass is scheduled 11 a.m. May 17 in Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis, with visitation there for two hours prior to services.