CUMBERLAND — John Edward “Ed” McMahon, of Cumberland, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at the WMHS-Braddock Campus (Sacred Heart Hospital).

Born May 10, 1922, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph P. “Squire” McMahon and Rosalie Ann Creegan McMahon. He was predeceased by brothers Phillip McMahon, James W. “Feaze” McMahon, and Patrick A Creegan.

He graduated from old LaSalle High School in 1942. He was U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the Tenth Armored Division, Twentieth Armed Infantry Battalion Headquarters, as Company Clerk. He retired from ABL after 32 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rosemary Kesler McMahon; his children, Rosalie Gardner and husband Bill, Janie Barnes and husband Tim, Mary Sue Curran and husband Charlie, and John Edward McMahon Jr. and wife Kathy; his grandchildren, Billy Gardner and wife Jenifer Dobbins, Megan Gardner, Patrick Barnes, Matthew Barnes, Michael Barnes and wife Karen, Christopher Barnes, Laura Curran, Katie Curran, Cara McMahon, and Connor McMahon, and two great-grandsons, Michael and Nich-olas.

Ed is also survived by his twin sister Edna McMahon Felten and husband Charlie, another sister, Nancy McMahon Murray and husband Bob; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, May 26, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland scarpellifh.com. A Christian wake service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 300 E. Oldtown Rd., Cumberland, with the Rev. Milton Hipsley as celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 300 Oldtown Rd., Cumberland, MD 21502.



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