James J. Mahoney 1963-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs
AUSTINTOWN – James “Jim” Joseph Mahoney, 58, died Thursday, September 30, 2021 in his hometown of Austintown.
Her battle with a service-related neurological disease over the past few years has shown her courage in facing the challenges of life with a smile. Despite the pain, Jim remained a hero and stayed strong until the end.
Born to James Mahoney and Mary Mahar Mahoney at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital on July 10, 1963, Jim grew up in Hornell, NY until the age of 13, when, after his father’s death, her mother returned to Youngstown, where she moved to the same house in Austintown where Jim grew up, married, and raised a family of his own.
Jim graduated from Austintown Fitch High School, Class of 1981. He attended the University of Toledo, earning his undergraduate degree in Engineering, and became a Professional Land Surveyor. He was also active in the Newman Club, a Catholic student association on campus.
After learning of the failing health of his grandparents, Dr Paul and Ethel Mahar, Jim returned to Youngstown to help them and his mother in their later years. Jim remained in Austintown, where he looked after his mother until her death in 1995.
Jim was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, where he served as a military policeman assigned to the 437th Battalion, 838th Army Company. After serving in a combat theater in Saudi Arabia, he returned to Youngstown after his honorable release in 1991.
Upon returning to Youngstown, Jim worked for the Mahoning County Office of Sanitary Engineers and later partnered with Hank Grover with Western Reserve Land Surveying, which he later acquired and opened in 2010 AES Surveying and Land Surveying . The company was named after his three daughters Allisyn, Erin and Savannah, whom he has operated to the present day, where it continues to thrive.
Although physically fit, Jim was an avid golfer and enjoyed many rounds with his family and friends, as well as annual golf trips with his friends over the past 20 years.
Irish through and through, Jim proudly wore his heritage as a cultural and traditional badge of honor. Never forgetting his grandfather’s birthplace, he had a connection to his heritage and close second-generation ties to Ireland and West Cork.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Jeannine Johnson, formerly of Industry, Pennsylvania; three daughters, Allisyn, Erin and Savannah; and her 3-year-old grandson, Michael. In addition, Jim is survived by his siblings, Patricia Mahoney of Hornell, NY, Daniel Mahoney of Hornell, NY, Jean Walker of Ellicott City, Maryland, Margaret Augesen of Rochester, NY and Paul Mahoney of Yorba Linda, California . He will be missed by his in-laws, his aunt and uncle, as well as his many cousins, nieces, nephews and relatives.
Friends can call to pay their respects to a life well lived at Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512. Calling hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Flowers may be delivered to the same address.
A Christian burial mass at St. Christine’s Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave. Youngstown, OH 44511, will take place at 11 a.m. The ceremony will conclude with her final abode at Calvary Cemetery, 248 S. Belle Vista, Youngstown, OH 44509, followed by a reunion of friends and family.
The family would especially like to thank the nurses and care team at Christine Valley Inn and Crossroads Hospice Care. They went above and beyond to take care of him for him and his family through this difficult time.
Arrangements are in the care of Edward J. Fox and Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Jim’s family and friends can visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and leave their condolences to the Mahoney family.