Edward Joseph Mahoney
Edward Joseph Mahoney
  • July 13, 1954 - September 15, 2016
  • Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Edward J. Mahoney, Jr. died recently at his home in Cape Canaveral following a brief illness.

Ed was born in Geneva, NY on July 13, 1954, to Edward and Elizabeth Mahoney, who predecease him. He graduated from Sayre High School, Sayre PA and was an outstanding wrestler. Wrestling was Ed's love and he gladly assisted various high school teams during his life.

Among Ed's many accomplishments, he served in the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of Sergeant. He also worked for United Space Alliance and had the very responsible position of assisting in inspecting America's Space Shuttle Orbiter Fleet. In one example, he was given an award for his meticulous inspection of the Orbiter Columbia. He also participated in the investigation of the Orbiter Challenger accident. Ed truly loved his work on America's Orbiters.

Ed is survived by three sisters, Adele Coombe (Vero Beach), Christine Koole (Palm Bay) and Delina Fraley (Jupiter), and one brother, Jim Mahoney (Winter Haven), all of Florida. He is also predeceased by a sister Patty Furano and brother John Mahoney.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday,October 14, 2016, at 1pm at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home, 1360 N. Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island 32953.