2017 – Feb 6. Reunion at Crater Lake for the McDonoughs

First posted on Sept 2, 2011, but only recently brought to our attention:

CRATER LAKE – Tom McDonough always introduces himself while giving interpretative programs at Crater Lake National Park.

Over the years, many visitors named McDonough have asked him if they were related.

So when a person listening to his program wondered aloud if they were related, Tom McDonough initially shrugged it off. But when the questioner named Tom McDonough’s mother, father and other relatives, an impromptu meeting was held after the program.

After 50 years, Tom McDonough and his cousin Ed, a retired San Francisco policeman, were reunited.

 Ed, 70, who lives in Novato, Calif., and works as a private investigator, said he had lost contact with family members who had moved from San Francisco to Oregon. During a park visit four years ago, he and his wife, Michele, decided to stay overnight and got a room at the Crater Lake Lodge.
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