James “Jim” Mahoney passed away on September 30, 2021, at the age of 58 in his hometown of Austintown, Ohio. His battle with a service-connected neurological condition in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Jim remained a hero and stayed strong until the end.
Born to James Mahoney and Mary Mahar Mahoney in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown Ohio on July 10, 1963, Jim was raised in Hornell New York until the age of 13 when, after the death of his father, his mother returned to Youngstown where she settled into the same home in Austintown that Jim grew up in, got married and raised his own family.
Jim graduated from Austintown Fitch High School, with the class of 1981. He went on to the University of Toledo, obtaining his undergrad in engineering, and became a Professional Land Surveyor. He was also active in the Newman Club, a Catholic Student Society on campus. However, after learning of the failing health of his Grandparents, Dr. Paul and Ethel Mahar, Jim returned to Youngstown to assist them and his mother in their advanced years. Jim remained in Austintown where he cared for his mother until her passing in 1995.
Jim is a Veteran of the Persian Gulf War where he served as a military policemen assigned to the 437th battalion 838th company of the United States Army. After serving in a theatre of combat in Saudi Arabia, he returned to Youngstown upon his honorable discharge in 1991.
Upon returning to Youngstown, Jim worked for the Mahoning County Sanitary Engineers Office and later partnered with Hank Grover with Western Reserve Land Surveying, which he later acquired and in 2010 opened AES Surveying and Land Surveying. The company was named for his three daughters Allisyn, Erin and Savannah, which he operated through present day where it continues to thrive.
While he was physically able, 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 the birthplace of his grandfather, he held connection to his heritage and close second-generation ties to Ireland and West Cork.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Jeannine Johnson, formerly of Industry, PA and his three daughters, Allisyn, Erin and Savannah, and his 3-year-old grandson Michael. Additionally, Jim is survived by his siblings, Patricia Mahoney of Hornell New York, Daniel Mahoney of Hornell New York, Jean Walker of Ellicott City Maryland, Margaret Augesen of Rochester New York, and Paul Mahoney of Yorba Linda California. He will be missed by his in-laws, aunt and uncle, and his many cousins, nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Friends may call to pay respects to a life well lived at Fox Funeral home, 4700 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512. Calling hours will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Flowers may be delivered to the same address. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Christine Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44511 will be held at 11:00 AM. The ceremony will conclude with his final resting place at Calvary Cemetery, 248 S Belle Vista, Youngstown Ohio 44509, followed by a friends and family gathering.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and healthcare team of the Inn at Christine Valley and Crossroads Hospice Care. They went well above and beyond caring for him to get him and his family through this difficult time.
Family and friends of Jim may Visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and leave condolences for the Mahoney family.