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passed away in Danbury, CT on November 14, 2016 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. Born in the Bronx on January 15, 1931 to John V. and Mildred G. Mahony, he grew up in Bayside, Queens. John received a BS in Chemistry from St. Johns University, an MS in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from UC, Berkeley. He taught Chemistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two years and Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY for 47 years, retiring at age 83. During his time at the school, John mentored over 100 students in scientific research. He established the John V. and Mildred G. Mahony Medal, awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in research. He created a foundation at Manhattan College specifically for the support of undergraduate research in Environmental Engineering. John was also a skilled carpenter, and a lover of classical music, art, and literature. He enjoyed playing tennis, and trekking in Chile, Peru, and Nepal. John is survived by his wife, Susan Matthews, brothers Brian Mahony (Florence) and Kevin Mahony (Mary), nieces TeriAnn Mahony-Miller (Nick) and Erin Mahony (Mark), nephews Breen Mahony (Katie) and Colin Mahony (Katherine), and great-nieces Ella and Charlotte Mahony and Zoe Swarz. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held in the Spring of 2017. Donations in his memory may be made to the Regional Hospice Center of Danbury, CT.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2016