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Moody’s Pub Owner Passes Away At Age 84

Moody’s Pub owner Kahoun

Moody’s Pub owner John M. Kahoun died last Thursday, January 11, 2018. According to his family he died peacefully at his Chicago home after “living a full and loving life.”

Kalhoun, who was born in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood in 1933, had a diverse life before starting his restaurants. He received a football scholarship to Ripon College and attended Kent Law School before becoming a Second Lieutenant in the Army.

While stationed in Germany, Kahoun fell in love with beer gardens which led him to open his first Moody’s pub in Old Town in 1959. The Edgewater Moody’s Pub at 5910 N. Broadway was designed and built by Kahoun in 1969 and is known for its large outdoor patio space and being one of Edgewater’s oldest restaurants.

According to Kahoun’s obituary, three generations of family members have worked at the restaurants and he was blessed with an exceptionally loyal and dedicated staff, many of whom were with him for several decades.

John is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Katie Madden Kahoun; his daughter Christine Kahoun Veech (Patrick); his son “Jake” John Moody Kahoun, Jr. (Marina); and his daughter Cindy Kahoun Dobbins; his grandchildren Patrick, TJ & Wilson Veech, Kelly and Will Dobbins, and Liana Kahoun; and his brothers Ira (Vicky), Tom (Cindy), and David Kahoun.

Though visitation services have already been held, his family requests that memorial donations may be made to Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 https://www.misericordia.com/donations/donate_online.aspx or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls donate.mercyhome.org.


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