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Oswego Men’s Hockey Physician Passes Away

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OSWEGO, N.Y. – Longtime Oswego State men’s ice hockey physician Dr. William A. Mahon passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012 in Oswego at the age of 62. Dr. Mahon was a fixture at home Laker men’s ice hockey games for more than three decades as the attending physician.

“Dr. Mahon was an important part of Oswego State men’s ice hockey for more than a quarter of a century. All of our past and present players have been impacted by Doc at one time or another. He will be missed by all of us,” stated Athletic Director Tim Hale.

“Doc was a compassionate, caring man that always put the well-being of the players first and made sacrifices to help get them back on the ice as soon as possible. He was an important part of our program, not only as a physician, but as a mentor for the players and a role model for the coaches,” said head coach Ed Gosek.

Dr. Mahon is survived by daughters Katherine, of New York, NY, and Maureen (Jonathan) Japha, of Washington, D.C.; a son, Daniel William, of Arlington, Va.; brother, Gerard P. Mahon, of Manlius; sister, Patricia Mahon Krajeski, of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; grandson, Henry Isaac Japha; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday from Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Oswego. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 112 E. Second St., Oswego. Contributions may be made to the Franciscans (St. Patrick’s Poor Ministry, 102 Seymour Street, Buffalo, NY 14210) or to Rescue Mission (www.rmsyr.org).

Thoughts and memories can be shared with Dr. Mahon’s family at www.daincullinan.com.

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