Thomas H. Mahon Jr.

MAHON, THOMAS H., JR. Thomas passed away with his family by his side on August 27, 2013 at age 96. He was born in West Haven, CT on December 4, 1916 to Thomas H Mahon and Mary Farren Mahon and was the second oldest of 13 children. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Elizabeth (Libby) Simler Mahon. He leaves behind his very devoted children, Susan (Rick) Nagle of Hamden, CT, Karen (John) Zelem, and Thomas H (Sherri) Mahon III, both of Bethany, CT. Tom had seven grandchildren (Rick and Kara Nagle; Heather (Stash) Kamykowski, Joshua (Cailey) and Ashley Zelem; Thomas and Lindsey Mahon. Tom also had three great grandchildren Stashu and Lily Kamykowski and Ricky Nagle. Tom is also survived by his brothers, Edward (Lucille) Mahon and Walter (Mary) Mahon of North Haven, CT; Raymond (Mary) Mahon of Madison, CT; John (Sharon) Mahon of Meriden, CT; Donald (Jenny) Mahon of East Haven; Jerome Mahon and sister, Elizabeth Kossick of Port Saint Lucie, FL. He was predeceased by his sisters, Helen Mahon Hughes, Janice and Catherine Mahon and brothers, Robert and William Mahon. Tom graduated from Commercial High School in 1935. He worked at Winchesters in New Haven for many years with several of his brothers. He was one of the founding members and President of Heldor Associates, a manufacturer of electronic components. It later became the leading manufacturer and distributor of in ground swimming pools, spas and chemicals throughout the United States. They built the business from two sites and grew to over 40 sites nationally. Heldor had also grown to become a publicly traded company on the American Stock Exchange. He was past president of NSPI, a national trade organization for swimming pools and spas. Tom retired from his position at Heldor at age 62. He was an avid golfer and you could always find Tom and his brothers playing at Sleeping Giant Golf Course in Hamden. Tom was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Hamden for 57 years and served as an usher there for 45 years. You would see him there every Sunday at the 10:00 mass up until age 90 when it became more difficult to attend. He was also a lifetime member of the Elks Club of Hamden. We would like to thank the staff at Coachman Square in Woodbridge, CT for their excellent care and loving environment they provided Tom during his stay over the last two years. Also, we'd like to thank the staff of SolAmor Hospice, for their compassion and support of Tom and his family. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 A.M. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Avenue, Hamden, CT. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park will follow. Family and friends may pay their respects Wednesday (Today) from 4 - 8:00 p.m. at Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 3105 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Connecticut, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. www.siskbrothers.com

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Sisk Brothers Funeral Home - Hamden
3105 Whitney Ave.  Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 288-7114
Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 28, 2013