George Mahaney

Obituary from and copyright the Cumberland Times-News (

"CUMBERLAND - George Walter Mahaney, 81, of Bowling Green, Cumberland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at WMHS-Memorial Campus.

Born Feb. 22, 1926, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Walter R. and Anna M. (Shewbridge) Mahaney.

Mr. Mahaney was a meter reader for Potomac Edison Electric Company. He was a 1943 graduate of Fort Hill High School, and a member of St. Matthew's Community Church, where he was the church organist. He was a life member of Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Company.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Marian Elizabeth (Hutcheson) Mahaney; one daughter, Karen, of Hagerstown; three sons, Kenneth, of Florida, Michael of New York, and Tom, our loving son, at home, and six grandchildren.

At Mr. Mahaney's request his body will be cremated.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Benny Brakeall officiating.

Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland is in charge of the arrangements."

His Family

Marian Mahaney (Hutcheson)

His son Kenneth Mahaney, with wife Deborah Z. and son Andrew.

His son Michael Mahaney, with wife Deborah B., son Patrick and daughter Katherine.

His son Tom Mahaney with partner Brenda Youngblood.

His daughter Karen Spence (Mahaney), with husband Bill, and daughters Allison, Kaitlyn and Emily.

His sister-in-law, Dot Brehm

His nephew and nieces Terry Brehm, Donna Sue Brehm, and Sharon Seifarth.



I don't know if there's a place where we will meet again,
But in my mind I see you there with a laugh and a big grin.

You'll have bacon and egg breakfast and a cup of coffee (or a few).
Pancakes with real syrup make you happy,too.

For lunch we'll have cherry pie and you will get a pit.
After that, in your gold chair you'll very likely sit.

You'll be meeting all your friends at the county fair,
Then you'll do anything you want (health is no problem there.)

I'd like to hear the boogie-woogie the way you play those keys,
And also some Glenn Miller, Mister, please.

Can't say if this will happen, but I know this much is true:
As long as I am here, I will remember you.

~Deborah Z. Mahaney, Feb. 2009