Born July 30, 1933 in Dushore, he was a twin son of the late Leonard A. (Happy) McMahon and Anna J. Perdishun McMahon. He graduated from St. Basil’s High School, a member of the Class of 1952. He served in the Korean War in the Navy Seabees from 1953 to 1957. After returning from the war, he married the former Pauline Hugo of New Albany on Oct. 26, 1957. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last October.
Jim began working delivering fuel oil for Browning Oil Company of New Albany and later was employed as an electrician at GTE Sylvania for over 30 years, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, a member of Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion, Dushore and a member of the GTE Sylvania Quarter Century Club. Jim also served over ten years as a member of the Wyalusing School Board.
Surviving are his spouse, Pauline, at home; sons, Royce (LuAnn) McMahon of Rochester, NY, Russell (Michele) McMahon of Wyalusing; daughters, Nadine McMahon (Sal Dabetta) of Wyoming, Celinda (Anthony) Crawford of Hagerstown, MD; sister, Mary Lou Klem of Dushore; sisters-in-law, Joan McMahon of Dushore, Ann McMahon of Pennsdale, Bernice (Art) Yonkin of Dushore, Doris Hugo of New Albany, Virginia Hugo of New Albany; brother-inlaw, Harold C. Rider of Eagles Mere; four grandchildren, Preston Crawford, Connor Crawford, Ashton McMahon Martin and Shawn McMahon and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a twin brother, John L. (Jack) McMahon, April 7, 2000; brothers in-law, Michael Klem, Aug. 12, 2013, Kenneth Hugo, March 6, 2002 and Howard Hugo, June 6, 2004 and sister-in-law, Carolyn Rider, Sept. 29, 2006.
A Transferal Service was held on Monday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Edward L. Michelini presiding. Interment was in St. Basil’s Cemetery .
Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Graveside military services were accorded by members of Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion, Dushore. Members passed in review on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church in New Albany, Christian Women of New Albany, 178 Main St., New Albany, PA 18833.