November 8, 1926 ~ November 11, 2020

Born in: Portsmouth, VA
Resided in: Tucker, GA

Harry Linwood Mahoney Jr., 94, of Tucker, Georgia, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died on November 10, 2020. Harry was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on November 8, 1926 to Harry Linwood Mahoney Sr. and Edna Mahoney. Harry is survived by his wife, Jean Thomas Mahoney, of 68 years and their children, Harry Mahoney III (Cynthia), Anne Eberhardt (Ron), Thomas Mahoney (Corrine), Richard Mahoney (Margot), Amy Mahoney, Robert Mahoney (Kathy) and their many grandchildren. Harry is also survived by his sister Mary Brackenbusch.

Harry graduated from high school in Raleigh, NC, in June of 1944. He enlisted in the US Navy in April 1944. He attended Duke University from July 1944 to February 1945 under the US Navy’s V-12 program. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foreign Service in 1951 from Georgetown University. On May 17, 1952, Harry and Jean were married in Jacksonville, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jacksonville University in December 1964. He was in the US Naval Reserves for 40 years where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was active in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps throughout his time in the Naval Reserve. Following his retirement from the US Department of Agriculture, Harry owned Mahoney Rewards and Engraving.

Harry and Jean were members of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain, GA, since its founding. A private mass in celebration of his life will be held on November 19, 2020. A private burial will be held following the service at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 600 Mountain View Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 30083.


Graveside Service: November 19, 2020 2:00 pm - November 19, 2020 2:30 pm

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Scott Hudgens Dr.
Canton, GA 30114


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  1. Bob, I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

    My sincerest condolences,
    Katharine Buckner

  2. Edna, I am so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. We worked together in Sea Cadets for years. He will be sincerely missed by all. Tom

  3. CandleImageLCDR Mahoney was an exemplary leader in the Sea Cadet Corps and I appreciate his dedication. He made a difference in the lives of young people and I think that’s one of the most important things a person can do.

    Rest In Peace, Commander Mahoney.

    John Barrett

  4. Kurt Phillips (Shamrock High School) extending my sympathies to the Mahoney family. A friend once said to me; when we lose an important family member, that’s one less person alive who thought (and cared) about us. Yes, a little selfish to think like this, but I believe it’s true. I hope all is well with the Mahoney family. Kurt.

  5. CandleImageRest in peace Skipper. Sea Cadets (McDonough Division) was the best thing that happened to me as a teen. Many wonderful stories of the adventurous trips you took us all on.


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