Eugene Leroy “Gene” Mahoney



Eugene Leroy “Gene” Mahoney, 96, of Seymour passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Seymour Crossing.

Born Jan. 3, 1920, in Jackson, Michigan, he was the son of Orville and Mabel Smith Mahoney, both of whom preceded him in death. On Sept. 28, 1940, he married Elnora P. Owens, who preceded him in death.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in Company C 530th MP Battalion in southwest Asia, New Guinea and Luzon during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was a radar operator in charge of a unit of men. Radar was used for detecting enemy planes. He received the Asian-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Ribbon.

After the army, he worked as an electrician. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his son, Michael John (Nancy) Mahoney; a daughter-in-law, Charolette Mahoney; grandchildren, Coleen Moulton, Shaun Mahoney, Heather Grob, Jeffrey Mahoney and Bradley Mahoney; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene Leroy Mahoney Jr. and Larry Mahoney; a brother, Robert Mahoney; and two sisters, Betty Kasting and Lilace Manning.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel in Seymour. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47 and Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Visitation will be from noon until time of service Wednesday at Voss Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seymour Crossing.

Voss and Sons Funeral Service in Seymour handled arrangements.

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