The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 31, 2013

John L. Mahaffey Sr., 68, Ranshaw

The Daily Item

— RANSHAW — John L. Mahaffey Sr., 68, of Ranshaw, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in his home.

He was born May 30, 1945, in Oxford, the son of the late Clarence E. and Mary Ida (Grace) Mahaffey. On Dec. 15, 1967, he married Carol Ann Smith, who preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2010.

John graduated from Oxford High School in 1963 and served his country in the Navy Reserves from 1964 to 1966.

He was employed by Quick Crete, retiring in 2010.

John was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking and Corvettes. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, Sasha, his dog, and his special friend and neighbor, Mary.

He is survived by his children, James K. and Mary, of Sunbury, John L. Jr. and companion Heather Wertz, of Sunbury, Selena A. and Garry Laughman Jr., of Sunbury, Kirk A. and Carla, of Shamokin, Mark A. and Mandy, of Sunbury, Mary E. and Michael Tharp, of Stonington, and Suzanne M. and companion Alyssa, of Selinsgrove; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Blair, of Sudlersville, Md.; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Kirk A. Mahaffey, and one great-grandson, Mayson A. Mahaffey, in 2012.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2:50 p.m. Monday at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 3 with Pastor Robert Reger officiating.

Burial will be in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association. For condolences and more, visit