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John "Jake" McMahon

January 11, 1941 ~ March 15, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

I have been tasked to write this obituary and am sorry to say there is no way to do it justice. But I will do my best. There is so much to say about a life well lived. Jake's life was too BIG to put into print. He was the proud owner with his brother Bill of McMahon's cycle, Beaver Falls. From humble beginnings he with his brother Bill and sister Maureen built a business celebrating 50 years. Jake was born in Pittsburgh, January 11, 1941, the third son, to Patrick McMahon and Anna Mae (Newham) McMahon. Jake spent the early part of his life in McKees Rocks, forging many lasting friendships. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country proudly. Jake's enthusiasm for motorcycling prompted his relocation to Beaver Falls at the age of 31, where he lived the rest of his life. His 1969 Harley Sportster is displayed at the shop, Through the years many new friendships were made who will mourn his loss, kindness, compassion, generosity, hard work, family and friends and lots of good times.  Jake was all this and so much more. Jake was an avid animal lover having had several dogs and horses through the years. He leaves behind his faithful companion Paddy. He was a member of the B.V. Valley Country Club and also the Beaver Falls Elks. 

Even till the end Jake was touching lives like only he could. The staff at Providence health care will testify to that Jake was truly loved by them all. Our family would like to thank them all for their kind and compassionate care and for their kindness towards us at this difficult time. A special thanks to Debbie Sheets for her care and love for Jake, you truly went above and beyond. Jake could be like a box of chocolates; you never knew what you might get. Thanks for loving him, you are all angels.

Jake was preceded in death by brothers Tommy and Jimmy and many good friends, most recently, Nick Crivelli. You are all together again maybe enjoying a vodka soda and probably a whiskey shot if Nick has a say. Jake will be greatly missed by his brother Bill (Val)and sister Maureen who not only lost her brother but her best friend. His presence is missed but not forgotten by the gang at McMahon’s, Brian, Ted, Kurt, Robin, Greg, Anthony, and Mike He leaves to remember him his loyal friend Bruce Reed.  Jake will live on in the memories of his many cousins, nieces, and nephews We know there are people we aren't even aware of who will mourn him. A true testament to a life well lived. May you rest in peace.

Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in J & J Spratt Funeral Home, 1612 Third Ave, New Brighton.  Additional viewing will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of blessing service at 10:30 a.m. Fr. Kim Schreck, celebrant.

Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Twp.

The V.V.A Chapter #862 honor guard will provide military honors for Jake Saturday at 11 a.m. in Sylvania Hills mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Saint Monica Catholic Academy, 609 10th St, Beaver Falls, P.A. 15010.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John "Jake" McMahon, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Friday
March 18, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
J&J Spratt Funeral Home
1612 Third Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066

Visitation
Friday
March 18, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J&J Spratt Funeral Home
1612 Third Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066

Blessing Service
Saturday
March 19, 2022

10:30 AM
J&J Spratt Funeral Home
1612 Third Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066

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