Born in Parsons, he was the son of the late Bartholomew and Margaret Gill Mahon. He had been employed as a postal clerk for 35 years, retiring in 1971. Mr. Mahon served 26 years in the Navy attaining the rank of commander. He enlisted Sept. 1, 1942. During World War II, he served on board the USS Pybus and USS Wake Island.
Upon his discharge in 1945, Mr. Mahon enlisted in the Naval Reserve, Kingston, and was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict. He returned to the Naval Reserve Center, Kingston, where he served as commander of Battalion 4-18. He also served on board USS Randolph (CVS-15); USS Okinawa (LPH 3) and USS Intrepid (CVS-11). While serving on board the Intrepid, Mr. Mahon participated in Mercury recovery operation for the second U.S. manned orbital flight. He retired Feb. 6, 1976.
He was a member of the Naval Reserve Officers Association, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, St. Alphonsus Laymen’s Retreat League, Tobyhanna for the past 34 years; a life member of the AMVETS, Hanover Township; The DAV Wyoming Valley; Wilkes-Barre American Legion Post 609; VFW 5267; St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre, and its Holy Name Society.
He and his wife, the former Jean Haley, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary June 20.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons, John D. Mountaintop; Bart, Lakewood, N.J.; daughters, Mrs. Paul (Margo) McGonagle, Chicago, Ill.; Mary Jean Grove, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; Marcella Mahon, Grand Prairie, Tex.; Barbara Mahon, at home; six grandchildren.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 9 from the Corcoran Funeral Home, 20 S. Main St., Plains, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Aloysius Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
Unknown Newspaper - July 26, 1986