COUDERSPORT - Russell L. Mahon, 81, resident of Coudersport, passed away at Cole Memorial Hospital with his family by his side on Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016).
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Russell was born on Nov. 3, 1934, he was the son of Alonzo and Gertrude Dow Mahon.
On Jan. 8, 1956, Russell married Donna Claire Pepper and had four children, David A. (Dawn) Mahon, Russell "Tim" Mahon, Russina L. (Gary) Francis and Valerie Mosch. As time went on, they had six grandchildren, Amber Kline, Tyler Mosch, Angie Francis (Charlie Walkowiak), Brenna Francis, Lindsey Francis, Colin Mahon and Austin Mahon, who preceded his grandfather in passing. There is also one great-grandchild, Cory Lowery.
Russell worked as a farmhand and milkman for Mason's Creamery, and completed 17 years as the custodian at Coudersport High School, retiring in 1997.
Russell enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and everything about the outdoors. Russell also was very proud of his green thumb when it came to gardening, especially his geraniums.
Russell enjoyed many things in life, but loved the gathering of family and friends at dinner time.
Russell was a member of the L.O.O. Moose lodge in Port Allegany and was a former member of the NRA.
Russell is survived by his wife, Donna; children; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, George (Janet) Mahon and Ernie (Ginger) Mahon; and sisters, Beverly Luce, Jean Nasto and Gloria Jones.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Austin Mahon; brothers, Leonard Mahon and Fred Mahon; and a sister, Alma Fowler.
Friends and family are invited to Russell's Life Celebration on Friday at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East St., Coudersport. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Darrell Justh as officiant. Burial will take place in Eulalia Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to the Alzehimers Association, 1128 State St., Suite 301 Erie, PA 16501; Potter County Hospice, 1001 East Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915; or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3 Borie St., Coudersport, PA 16915.
The Mahon family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home with preparing the arrangements.
To share fond memories of Russell, visit www.thomasfickinger.com.
Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Ltd.
210 North East Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 9 to Aug. 15, 2016