Jn Loving Memory
LEO KELVIN MAHONEY
NEW HERRNHUT MORAVIAN CHURCH
Viewing... 9:00 a.m.
Service... 10:00 a.m.
Interment at New Herrhut Moravian Cemetery
Thursday, November 3, 1988
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LEO KELVIN MAHONEY
July 23,1920 October 25. 1988
Leo Kelvin Mahoney was born in Hartford. Connecticut on July 23, 1920
to Adelso and Edna Mahoney. He was a Technician Fourth Grade in the United
States Armed Forces, which he entered on June 14. 1944 and from which he was
honorably discharged on April 25, 1946. Leo worked for the Government of the
Virgin Islands for over forty years, retiring in 1979.
Leo fell in love with the former Rita Caiby and
they were married on February 2, 1944. This
union was blessed with eight children, two daugh-
ters and six sons. He will be remembered as an in-
structor and lifeguard at Lindbergh Bay where he
taught many Virgin Islands youth to swim.
He was one of St. Thomas' great
athletes and an inspiration to all
who were involved in sports. lie
was an outstanding boxer,
cricketer, baseball player,
and swimmer. Recently he
became ill and was hospitalized
in San Jorge Hospital in Puerto
Rico. He was there for one month.
He suffered, but because of his strong
faith in God and zest for life he requested
a second opinion. Knowing that he de-
served the best, his family had him trans-
ferred to Mercy Hospital in Miami, where
he passed out of this world and went home
to his Heavenly Father. Leo touched many
lives and will be remembered for his
kindness and attention to his family. He
is survived by his wife, Rita: two daughters,
Dolores Parker and Edna Saunders; six
sons, Leo, Jr., Adelso, Bob, Kelvin, Elston
and Floyd; one brother, Roy Mahoney;
one sister-in4law. Eulalie Mahoney; 29
Grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Dalma
Parker and Donald Saunders: two daugh.
ters-in-aw, Ireta and Courtney Mahoney;
many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other
relatives and friends.
ORDER OF SERVICE
HYMN ... When All My Labours and Trials Are O'er
LITURGY... Pgs. 87-89
SOLO... Yvonne Francis
SCRIPTURE... 23 Psalm
SOLO ... Senior Citizens
SCRIPTURE 2 Cor. 5:1-10... Pastor Carlyle Sampson
HYMN... It Is Well With My Soul
PRAYER... Pgs. 89-92
HYMN... Resting On the Everlasting Arms
HYMNS AT THE GRAVESIDE
Washed In the Blood Of the Lamb / Under His Wings
Leo Mahoney, Jr. / Adelso Mahoney / Bob Mahoney
Kelvin Mahoney / Floyd Mahoney / Dalma Parker
Aubrey Roebuck / Bingley Richardson, Sr.
Halvor Van Heyningens / Roy Mahoney / Noel Boynes
"I, Rita, took Leo to be my lawful husband, to have and to hold, for
better and for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, 'till
death do us part.' You will always be my Leo. I will meet you some glad
morning on the other shore.. You will always be in my heart. I will cherish
the memories of the forty-three years you gave me as a husband and a friend.
Sleep on, beloved, and take thy rest.
My heart ached from weariness, I found new strength and courage'
And tears began to flow- By surrendering my prayer...
I had walked many rugged miles, I was reassured, I could not go,
And still, no rest to know. Beyond God's love and care.
Estele D. Broadrck
TO A SPECIAL DAD WITH LOVE
Even though we have departed
For a short time here on earth
We are very grateful to your parents
For making possible your birth
For through them we were able
To meet and greet you here on earth
And share very special moments
And care for each other in special ways.
We are indeed grateful to you
For being a part of our life
And for nurturing your children and grandchildren
And for taking special care of your wife
We will miss you without a doubt
But we know you want us to go on.
For you will be well taken care of
In the land where you have gone
We will meet you one day soon
In that glorious kingdom above
Where we can be at peace, and
All can share that gracious Love.
Your loving daughter.
Dolores Parker L
A TRIBUTE TO OUR DAD
Dad, you've been an Inspiration to us. You were always there when we
needed you. You were a very kind, understanding and loving father, one who
Even though you've gone to be with your Saviour, you will be missed very
much. We know you will still be guiding and watching over us. You will
always be in our hearts. We will always treasure the good times we shared
Dad, we know that you're gone, and sometimes wonder "Why?" We
love you very much, but God loves you even better.
So rest In peace, dear Dad, rest in peace.
Your lortl ChBdien
Sometimes God takes away our props
that we might lean on Him,
allows temptations so we'll grow
and triumph over sin.
Sometimes lie takes away our strength
for doing earthly things,
to rest our bodies that our souls
may soar on eagle's wings
to heights ne'er dreamed
when busy-ness did all our vision fill.
Let's not resent it when he says
"Come ye apart Be still",
nor chafe at disappointments
and unexplained delays;
but keep soaring neathh iis wings
with gratitude and praise!
Alce ll nsche Atortenm
Your bother. Roy
To one of the most special persons that inhabited this earth.
One who was there to smile and play with us.
One who look the time to discipline and take good care of us.
One who shared his love with us, day in, day out to this very special
person, Mr. Leo Mahoney, or Daddy we bid you an earthly farewell sent
with our deepest love.
We appreciate the time and care, and as we depart for a short time,
Granddad, we wish you a safe journey, until we meet again. You will always
be remembered and loved by us, your grandchildren, who will truly miss you.
We love you, Granddad.
Your loving Grandchildren
TRIBUTE TO A SPECIAL UNCLE...
How to say good-bye to one whom we've shared
So many happy times with? We're at a loss,
But above all, we know God's will and way are best.
Uncle Leo made us laugh, with his witty ways,
It also made us wonder if he ever became angry,
Since there was always an alternative or solution
to a problem, he'd just keep pressing on
His sudden passing has saddened us all
But his natural friendliness has drawn us so close
That bond formed is memorable and eternal
Uncle, we miss you.
The Van Ilcyningens
Leo was one of St. Thomas' great athletes during his time and has been
an inspiration to all of us who are involved in sports. He started his athletic
career in 1940 as a boxer and became one of St. Thomas' best along with
Susthens Vialet and Donald Bann.
In 1946 he became a member of The Champion Silver Dollar Softball
Team and was also a member of the 1946 Champion "Stars" Baseball team
for which he played shortstop. In 1948 Leo joined the Olympic Baseball
team, during which time he played second base. The team was managed by
Leo got involved in the game of cricket in 1950 and batted 97 or more
runs. His remark after the game was, "Those boys couldn't get me out
because my bat was too wide."
The last team that Leo played with was the Savan Royal from 1964 to
1965. lHe was an outstanding swimmer and in the early 1970's he joined the
Bureau of Recreation as a Supervisor of Lifeguards, a position he held until
Leo Mahoney's love for sports made him an outstanding athlete. lie
will be missed by all of us.
Rudolph Faulkner Sr.
Mr. Mahoney, Leo, as I called him, was a friend; so much so that his
fatherly advice and inspiration was always welcomed and appreciated. Leo
will be missed by all of us; but the kind, considerate and compassionate man
will be with us for a long time. May he rest in peace.
Senator Bingley G. Rihardson, Sr.
On Leo's birth
God took that precious piece of clay,
lie rolled it in his mighty hands,
And gladly made a jolly, fat man.
A man so kind, so kind as can be.
Leo Mahoney was he!
He rolled when he walked
Fashioned a beautiful smile
He loved sports; swam numerous miles
lie was a rather loud man;
but spoke no malice from his mouth.
You would have loved him without a doubt.
Leo Mahoney was he!
His family and mine spent wonderful times
Attended Nisky Church; sang side by side
Leo didn't mind what others thought.
lie went about doing the things that pleased him.
Many times I just shook my head and smiled
For what could I do? That was his style.
Leo Mahoney was he!
Whenever one thinks of Leo, Rita comes to mind, for they had built
a relationship on the principle, "Till death do us part." God put Leo and Rita
together and only death has put them asunder. However, God knows best
and whatever He does must be respected. So, Rita, continue trusting and
believing in the Lord above for lie will direct your path until that day when
you and Leo will be reunited in God's Heavenly Kingdom.
"Soul and body reunited,
Henceforth nothing shall divide
Waking up in Christ's own likeness
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