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Paul W. McMahon


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McMahon, Paul W.

Paul William McMahon, 93, of Rome and formerly of Binghamton, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016. He was born on February 21, 1923 in Rome, the son of the late William and Gladys Traxel McMahon. Paul graduated from Rome Free Academy, Class of 1941. For a time he worked for General Cable Corporation. When Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 he tried to enlist in the Army Air Corps but was rejected. His parents were unaware of this. However, his draft number came up in September of 1942 and he was drafted in the Air Corp. He became a Flight Engineer/Gunner on B-17 Bombers serving in the 15th Air Force in Italy as a member of the 97th Bomb Group with 50 bombing missions over Germany, Austria and the Balkans. After the war, Paul attended Trine University in Angola, IN, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He went to work for Continental Can Co. in Syracuse and then spent the next 34 years with Link Aviation Co. and later Singer-Link Simulation Co. in Binghamton before retiring in 1985. Paul was a member of the Rome Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Betty McMahon of Rome; two step-children, Bonita Weant and John (Karen) Frobel; and several step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews, including a special nieces, Sharon (Tim) Wells of Rome and Melodye McMahon of Mexico, NY and nephew Sean (Terri) McMahon of Rome. He predeceased by his wife, June Irene Hull McMahon; a son, Michael Dara McMahon; and two sisters, June Frances McMahon and Marilyn Elizabeth Slyman. Friends may call at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, on Thursday from 4-6:00PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 6:00PM. In keeping with Paul's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be buried next to his wife June in Chenango Valley Cemetery in Binghamton. You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy and view the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on June 15, 2016
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