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  • Paul J. Mahoney

  • Paul J. Mahoney, 65, of Girard, died at 7:35 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2013 in the Girard Medical Center.

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  • Paul J. Mahoney, 65, of Girard, died at 7:35 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2013 in the Girard Medical Center.
    He was born May 1, 1947 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, a son of Leo and Virginia (Lolley) Mahoney.  He grew up and attended schools in Massachusetts.
    He married Rosemary J. Pike on April 30, 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   She survives of the home.
    Paul managed the Briar Patch Club and later owned and operated the River Lanes Lounge, both in Tulsa.  After moving to Girard in 1983, Paul worked at Pike’s Garage and at the DeLange Seed Company, both of Girard.  Paul worked in the sign department for Crawford County and he owned and operated the Sundowner Club in Girard from 1992 until retiring in 2008.
    He was a member of the First Christian Church in Girard and the Elks Lodge in Pittsburg, Kansas.
    Paul enjoyed people, playing golf and playing pool.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, Rosemary, of the home, are a son, Ryan Mahoney and his wife Katie of Enid, Oklahoma; a daughter, Dawn Marie Mahoney of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Michael Mahoney of Arlington, Texas; and a very good friend, May Maus.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Matthew Paul Mahoney, on November 21, 1984; and a brother, Lee Mahoney.  
    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Pastor Rick Prideaux officiating.  Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home where friends may call after 1:00 p.m., Sunday.
    Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association and these may be left at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
    Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com
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