Mount Vernon News
  • Paul M. McMahon

  • February 18, 2010

CARDINGTON — Paul M. McMahon, 84, of Cardington died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Woodside Village Care Center in Mount Gilead.

He was born July 24, 1925, in Mount Vernon to the late James M. and Mary G. (Grossman) McMahon. Paul served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in the North Atlantic Convoy duty. After World War II, he worked as a carpenter in Marion for 10 years helping to build Marion General Hospital, the Marion Coliseum and the Marion prison. Then he went on to work on the railroad for 34 years as a carpenter. Paul coached the Marion Swim Team for 13 years during the ’50s and ’60s.

On Aug. 4, 1944, Paul was honored to marry the former Mary Lou Brooks, who survives in Cardington.

Survivors also include two daughters, Patricia Shomion of Cardington and Janet Karely of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; four granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 15, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington. Condolences may be expressed at



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