Kenneth Edward Mahoney
March 31, 1956 – November 9, 2020
Kenneth E. Mahoney passed away on November 9th, peacefully in his home, after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born March 31, 1956 in Kenosha, Wisconsin and lived his life in Norfolk, Virginia. He served honorably in the US Navy. He then went into restaurant management, using his superb people skills. He decided to see the country and logged two million miles as a truck driver, without a single incident. Finally, he found his home at Accurate Marine Environmental. He rose to upper management before retiring to spend his time with family. He always said his greatest accomplishment was being a father and husband of 44 years. His passions were flying, sailing and exploring the country. When he retired, he and his wife hit the road in their class A RV to enjoy their retirement and each other. He was happiest when he was surrounded by family.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley M. Mahoney. His son, John E. Mahoney. His daughter, Janet E. Mahoney. Four Grandchildren, Andrew K. Lyng-Mahoney, Aaron M. Moore, Karen M. Mahoney and Michael “Connor” Mahoney, two Great Grandchildren, Emily Moore and Kain Moore. Several “adopted” Grandchildren to include Melisa Jones and family, Teyah Sessoms, Abigail McFalls, Alyssa Palmer, Joe Palmer and Shelby Palmer.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, November 21, 2020 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to The American Cancer Society.
- Shirley M. Mahoney, Wife of 44 years
- John E. Mahoney, Son
- Janet E. Mahoney, Daughter
- Andrew K. Lyng-Mahoney, Grandson
- Aaron M. Moore, Grandson
- Karen M. Mahoney, Granddaughter
- Michael “Connor” Mahoney, Grandson
- Emily Moore, Great Grandchild
- Kain Moore, Great Grandchild
- Also left to cherish Kenneth's memory are several “adopted” grandchildren to include Melisa Jones and family, Teyah Sessoms, Abigail McFalls, Alyssa Palmer, Joe Palmer and Shelby Palmer.
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Graveside Service Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Kenneth Edward Mahoney
November 20, 2020
So many memories. The 1st time I ever fished was with you. I caught a fish and was swinging the pole with excitement, almost smacking you with the fish on the line. 1st time I skated was with you at Reds roller rink. The excitement and anticipation of you coming to visit. Listening to all the great stories and laughing and sharing memories of growing up. I've always looked up to you. You are such an inspiration. I love you cousin Kenny ❤.
November 13, 2020
My very first memory of you “Kenny” was my first date with your Uncle Dick. He asked me if I minded baby sitting for his nephew with him for a few hours. It didn’t take long to fall in love with you. And a few years later, you were ring bearer @ our wedding when I officially became Aunt Karen & still am to this day. Jane & Dick were as close as any sister & brother could possibly be so it was no surprise that Dick loved you as his own.
To Shirley, John & Janet & the entire Family, I wish you wonderful & fun memories to stay with you the rest of your lives.
Love “Aunt Karen”
November 13, 2020
My dear friend, the thing I remember is when we were kids. I knew your mom and dad and your beloved sister Kathy. We had the best time playing with are match box cars and trucks. No wonder you became a truck driver. Lol. When we got older as teenagers we started to roller skate to meet girls. You were definely much better than me and could really roller skate. You were so good , you started to compete competitively . What a popular guy you were.
As we grew up, we started to make our way into this so called WORLD. Even when we saw each other every once in a while, we still would acknowledge each other as friends. True FRIENDSHIP
never goes away. Thank you for bringing in this world , your loving kindness to all. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.