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Schimunek Funeral Home

610 W MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD

OBITUARY

Diane Joan McMahon

July 25, 1939November 29, 2019

Diane Joan Kerker McMahon July 25, 1939 — November 29, 2019 Diane Joan (nee Kerker) McMahon of Fallston, Maryland passed away peacefully on the evening of Friday, November 29th, in her home. Beloved wife of over 40 years to the late Kevin Patrick McMahon; devoted mother of Kevin McMahon, Jr. and his wife Kimberly, Kelly McMahon, Keith McMahon, and Ken McMahon and his wife Kathleen; loving grandmother of Kristin, Patrick, Brian, Collin, Claire, and Kenny McMahon; cherished great-grandmother of Connor Patrick McMahon; and dear sister of the late George J. Kerker. Born in the Bronx, New York in 1939 to Harry Kerker and Marion Golden; she called the “Big Apple” home until her family made a cross country move when she was 6 years old. Landing in Beverly Hills, California, she quickly made life-long friends through her primary days in school, volunteering in the Girl Scouts (Beverly Hills Troop #238) and B'nai B'rith, because her best friend (Carol) was Jewish and they promised they would join each other’s organizations. She concluded her schooling in 1957, graduating from Ramapo Regional High School in Ramapo, New Jersey. Upon graduation, Diane took to the skies being one of the youngest stewardesses to fly for Northwest Orient. She had an avid love for travel, and although she did not travel much due to health conditions in the past years, friends and family afar would bring back magnets and mementos for her to keep and explore in their adventures (Linda and Pat).

Diane moved from Leonia, New Jersey with her husband Kevin and four children to Fallston in 1977, due to his relocation with Unilever Brothers Company. She quickly embedded herself into life within the community, raising her four children, helping to establish what is now the Fallston Recreation Council and working for almost 20 years in administration for the Johns Hopkins Hospital University. She was very proud of the relationships she kept in tact with all her Californian and New Jersey friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Long Green Valley Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at St. John Church Cemetery. Flowers are welcomed to honor her memory and can be sent directly to Schimunek Funeral Home in Bel Air, Maryland (610 W. MacPhail Road). For persons interested in donating in honor of Diane’s life, please consider a donation to the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company (2201 Carrs Mill RD., Fallston, MD. 21047). Online condolences may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, December 6, 2019

Memories

Diane Joan McMahon

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Tom Cumpston

December 2, 2019

Throughout the years were so so many memories too numerous to mention! You were like a second mom to me and will never forget! Thou had many fond memories there were some that well lets just say I deserved to be reprimanded on and you help to keep me keep on the path of straight and narrow!!! Without ya my life could have certainly turned out much worse. ;) You will surely be missed and thank you for being there for me when I needed it most. RIP Mom and never forgotten!

Kathy Keeler

December 1, 2019

Dear kelly and family. Our deepest regrets to all. We have the fondest memories of mom, especially our hilarious dinners monthly for many years. I'm sure you can appreciate our thoughts about our dinners especially the last few years. We also will never forget you riding on the front lawn with your horse. I know mom must have been proud of you.
All our prayers and blessings to you and your family. Mom is in our hearts always. We will miss her beautiful smile.
Love ray and kathy keeler

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY