OBITUARY

Walter Joseph Mahoney

June 10, 1930January 3, 2021

Walter J. Mahoney, 90, of Wayne, PA died at home on January 3, 2021. He was the loving and caring husband of Margaret Mahoney. Meg and Peg were married for 35 years until her passing in 1990. Together they raised 8 children and he is survived by Sean (Mary), Brian (Mary), Kevin (Pamela), Sheila Doyle (Chris), Kelly Reid (Michael), Glenn (Colleen) and 18 loving grandchildren and 1 great granchild. Two of his sons, Regan and Neil predeceased him. He was the beloved Uncle to the Gallagher, Anderson and McGillicuddy clans. Later Walter spent 30 years with his life partner and best friend Sylvia Severance. Sylvia’s family Alexander (Carver) Mark (Carol), Michele Black Wolfe (John), Eric (Sunny) and Gayle, and her 9 grandchildren embraced Walt. Walt was the only son of Irish immigrants Jeremiah and Chris Mahoney. His parents were incredibly proud of him and cherished his many accomplishments graduating with honors from St. Anslem’s College, his commissioning as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, and loved when he came home to Winthrop or to Cape Cod with his large family to sit around the table in the Irish tradition telling stories and singing “moonlight bay.” Walter served his country seeing combat during the Korean War. Later in life, he embraced his Marine Corps brethren organizing reunions, calling them on the phone for long talks and writing a manuscript on the Marine Corps memories “Proud Fraternity.” Walter enjoyed a successful business career working in the early years of the computer technology industry. It was his career that brought him to Philadelphia opening the Burroughs office here. He bought a house in Berwyn because he loved the dogwood tree where he cherished time spent with his family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Katherine’s in Wayne, PA on Friday January 8, at 11:00am with internment at St. Monica’s cemetery in Berwyn, PA. Due to the pandemic the service is limited to family and close friends. Memorial donations in Walt's name may be sent to: Project HOME, Development Department, 1515 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 or online at projecthome.org. Relatives and friends are invited to join us via livestream. Link below.

Services

  • Funeral Mass at St. Katharine of Siena, joinable through livestream

    Friday, January 8, 2021

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  • Committal Service at St. Monica Cemetery

    Friday, January 8, 2021

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Memories

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Christine Grant

January 8, 2021

To the Mahoney and Severance families,
As Aunt Sylvia's niece, I have had the pleasure of many visits with Walt over the years. He was such a kind gentleman, with a great laugh and he fit right in with a big group. Dessert was always a must!
The funeral was beautiful and I am praying for you all during this difficult time.

Joe Greco

January 7, 2021

I'm sad to hear of Mr Mahoney's passing. My condolences to the Mahoney family.
He was a wonderful man.
He was always kind to all the "Choir boys"
God bless.
Joe Greco.

Judy Teixeira

January 6, 2021

We are so sorry about Uncle Walter. He was a great guy who we will all miss with all our hearts. I’ll never forget all the Cape memories and how excited we were when the Mahoney’s came to Winthrop! God bless all of my cousins and their beautiful families. God bless you, Sylvia for always being there and being a part of the family. Our love and prayers are with Uncle Walter and all of you always. God bless.

Ellen Baxter

January 6, 2021

To my dear Mahoney Cousins and beautiful Sylvia, I will never forget the unique and special bond Uncle “Wally” shared with my Dad and with my brother Jimmy. He always made me feel special. He had a gift for that. We love you all very much. God be with you. Love, Ellen and family.

Kathy Hubert

January 6, 2021

Rip Uncle Walter...I will love you forever! Thank you for travelling to see us..joining in on the fun and for introducing me to chinese spare ribs...I'm sure you'll be busy visiting with all our lived ones up in heaven but don't forget us down here...watch over your family...what a great family it is!!! Job well done sir...I love you.

Streeter Family

January 6, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Mr. Mahoney was a great man. Many fond memories. Sending prayers.
God Bless

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY