John F. McMahon
1926 – 2017
John F. (Captain Jack) McMahon, 90, of Cortlandt Manor, died peacefully on Thursday, February 2, 2017. His wife, Sharon (Rohan) McMahon, his devoted partner of 39 years and caretaker to the end, is grateful to have had the opportunity to say goodbye.
Jack and his twin brother, Joseph, were born August 12, 1926 in Yonkers, NY to John F. and Loretta (Engel) McMahon. They grew up in Yonkers with their sister Rita. He graduated from Gorton HS and attended Manhattan College. As a young boy, Jack was a great swimmer and won several competitions in Yonkers and Carmel, NY. He had fond memories of summers at his family’s bungalow in Carmel.
Following his formal education, Jack served in Army Air Corps during the last year of World War 2 and was honorably discharged. He was appointed to the Yonkers Police Department on August 1, 1947. He became a highly decorated officer throughout his 42 years on the force before retiring on September 30, 1989, shortly after his promotion to Deputy Chief. He became affectionately known throughout not only the department, but the City of Yonkers, as “Captain Jack”.
Captain Jack is remembered in his career and personal life as the type of individual who most people would hope to have the opportunity to work for and know. He was a big man, but always spoke with a soft, controlled voice.
Jack was a dedicated husband and gentle father who was immensely proud of his entire family. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Sharon. He is also survived by his cherished daughters Doreen Chiulli, Kathleen Knuth and Tara Reuter. Jack is preceded in death by his three children: Dennis, John, and Colleen, as well as his twin brother, Joseph, and his sister, Rita. Jack leaves behind six grandsons: Craig and Jeffrey Chiulli, Thomas and Michael Knuth, and Jack and Dylan Reuter. Jack will also be remembered by his eleven great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jack’s family invites friends and loved ones to join them in celebrating his life at The Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart on 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers on Monday, February 6th with visitation starting at 11 am and a Memorial Mass at 11:30 am. Interment will be held privately.
Flynn Memorial Home 325 South Broadway Yonkers, NY 10705 (914) 963-5178 flynnmemorialhome.com
Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 5, 2017
McMahon, John F. [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: Same link
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I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for John.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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