Monday, April 24, 2017

John with Rebecca after his latest surgery

Dunphy surgery went well

Former BJ State Desk reporter John Dunphy, who has fended off esophageal cancer for years, had surgery Tuesday for his prostate cancer.

John's wife, Rebecca Allen, reported:

“Dunphy is out of surgery. Dr. Gill said everything went fine with no complications.
“John is awake. The worst is over. Let the healing begin.”
The surgery was at Keck Medical Center at USC where John had his esophageal cancer surgery in 2013.

John and wife of 9 years Rebecca Allen live in Lakewood.

John’s siblings are Steve Dunphy, who lives in Seattle; Harry Dunphy; sister Sister Patricia Dunphy; Maureen Dunphy Welling; Paul Dunphy; Peter Dunphy; Dennis Dunphy; and Christine Dunphy Barnett.  

John is contributing editor at Southland Golf and a former reporter for the Orange County Register in California. John is a Cincinnati Xavier University graduate from New York City.
Rebecca is deputy Features Editor at the OC Register.

At Ol’ Blue Walls, with the late Pat Englehart cracking the whip, John was a key reporter in the BJ’s coverage of the 1970 Kent State killings by the National Guard that brought the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize.

The Orange County Register's Grand Avenue building where John roamed the newsroom for years was swapped for quarters in Anaheim last week.

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