John Mahoney

Obituary of John Mahoney

~~John T. Mahoney
Died October 7, 2017. Survived by his wife Janet (Webster); sons, Brian (Jody) Mahoney, Jared (Elizabeth Laney) Mahoney; grandchildren, Brendan and Erynn Mahoney; brothers-in law, Wayne (Irene) Webster, Warren (Mary) Webster, Steven Webster; sister-in-law, Barbara (Ken) Extein; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 
John was a Viet Nam veteran, honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving with the Military Police. John retired from The SUNY Police at Brockport College.
After retiring, John, Janet and 15-month-old Jared moved to NC where he opened several small businesses and worked at jobs that “he couldn’t afford to have before but always wanted to try” as he was fond of saying. His favorite among these part-time jobs required getting his commercial driver’s license so he could be a motor coach operator. He enjoyed touring his passengers around as well as still putting on a uniform.  After creating three in-home part-time businesses and playing an integral role in raising Jared, he convinced Janet it was time to open a full-time business. John was the driving force behind establishing Village Music School in Cary, NC in 2005. Together, as co-owners, they have watched the fledgling business grow from 18 students to the current enrollment of 700+.
John was known as JT to his friends and family. His passion was boating. His father sparked this lifelong interest by letting him row a boat tied to the dock of his family’s cottage on Cuba Lake as a young boy.  As a teenager, he graduated to a power boat. Together, JT and Janet have changed boats over 20 times during their 32 years of marriage. For the past nine summers, they have vacationed on their boat either on Lake Ontario or Seneca Lake. Winter vacations must also include sunshine and a boat according to JT so he has always booked an annual cruise, which became the couple’s mutual Christmas gift.
Friends and family may call MONDAY October 16, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 3325 Winton Rd. S. A celebration of his life will be held 1 PM Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Salvation Army in Rochester, NY or Raleigh, NC
Salvation Army, 70 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604
Salvation Army of Wake County, PO Box 27584, Raleigh, NC 27611