Friday, 06 May 2011 00:00John Whelan, 84, of Mineola, died on April 26, 2011. He was a native of Vallyvaskin, Miltown Malbay Co. Clare, Ireland, and a long time resident of Elmhurst, Queens – Ascension Parish. He was a retired RN from Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Hospital. He was a tireless worker for the promotion or Irish music, dance and culture. Beloved husband of Mary (Mae, nee Clancy). Dear father of Maureen, Therese Krische, James and Eileen Whelan and their spouses, John Bast, Paul Krische and Gail Whelan. Best pop-pop of Eddie, Sheila and Irene Krische and Shannon and Jack Whelan. Arrangements were made by the Cassidy Funeral Home, Mineola. Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church on April 30. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Memorials to the Celtic music programs at Fordham University’s radio station, WFUV (www.wfuv.org) appreciated.