White Grass

You will be missed, our dearest friend.

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day...
unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Jerry Mahon

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It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Jerry's passing. As many of you know Jerry was diagnosed with esophageal cancer a year ago. Throughout the course of this last year, Jerry fought the bravest, toughest fight of his life. The team at Market Share Development will forever hold him in our hearts and in his legacy, continue to provide the never-wavering service that you have come to know and trust.

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Baby Joanie sharing her cookies with Uncle Jerry at break time. . 

It's all fun and smiles until someone crashes a drone.

A Note From Bethany

Jerry Mahon was a friend and mentor of mine for over 12 years. He presented me with opportunities and introduced me to professionals from my very first day that I became a part of the Market Share team. While working alongside Jerry, I made friends and met clients that became family. As my career grew so did my family. From dealing with those Monday morning stories of my dates with my new boyfriend, Mark…and needing slightly longer lunch breaks to take care of my new puppy, Finneus…Jerry was there for it all.

 

He later was a guest at my wedding (to “the boyfriend” Mark). He was there when both of my daughters were born and welcomed them both to the office whenever daycare failed us. He supported me in my grief after losing grandparents, cousins, and other loved ones over the years. He offered prayers, condolences, and compassion when they were needed most.

 

Jerry was an impressive and well-practiced pilot. So naturally, when he first trusted me enough to be his “wingman” and watch for obstacles while he flew the drone, I was thrilled. 5 minutes after takeoff…when I led him straight into a telephone pole, we realized I should stick to making websites instead.

 

When my 12-year-old “puppy” Finneus was also diagnosed with Cancer this year, Jerry made frequent stops to the office to spend time with him before he crossed the rainbow bridge, even after his own chemo treatments.

 

Jerry always encouraged me to work hard and let the rest follow. I will miss my dear friend and the fun times we had. From remarkably, impressive Christmas parties in NYC to cheering him on at marathon races in Philly and that time I booked him a flight (and vaccination appointments) to Guatemala without asking if he even wanted to go… but he did go, and the video footage is something I will cherish forever.

 

Rest easy Jerry. Your memory will live on in every FAA test I will take for my remote pilot license renewals, every press release written with perfect grammar, and every coffee made at 8:50 am before our Monday morning meetings.

~Bethany

A Note From Britt

I don't really know where to start. No amount of warning or heads up can prepare you for someone exiting your life before you feel like they're supposed to. When I started at Market Share 7 years ago I was thrilled to have found such a tight-knit group of people doing exactly what I wanted to do every day. Little did I know that this place would forever change the course of my career and my life. 

I suppose the first thing I should do is thank you, Jerry.  Thank you for never making us choose between family or work. Thank you for making raising our puppies a group effort, not only at home but at the office as well. Thank you for pushing me to expand my skills as a designer. I remember telling Jerry during my first interview that I didn't do web programming. I started the next day, and the first project he handed me was a web project for the Boys and Girls Club website. Now flashing forward seven years later, web design and programming is one of my favorite things to do for our clients. Without that push, I would have never grown into the designer and director that I am today. 

You made such a beautiful impact on so many people's lives and you were loved by so many. To say you will be missed is an understatement. I am blessed to have known you and will be forever in your debt for taking me on board at Market Share Development.

~Britt

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Atlas with his office sister Katie.

Jerry snapping a selfie of us after we were reprimanded by a security guard for taking photos at the casino. #rebelforlife #2016HolidayParty

Jerry P. Mahon

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Jerry P. Mahon, 49, of Moscow, died Sunday morning at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient after a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer. His wife of 23 years is the former Heather McCloud.

Born Jan. 31, 1973, in Scranton, he was the son of Gerald and Pauline (Swartwood) Mahon of Scranton. Jerry was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory High School and Bloomsburg University. Jerry was president and owner of Market Share Development Inc. in Dunmore.

Jerry was an active member of St. Eulalia's Church in Roaring Brook Twp., serving on the finance committee and as Eucharistic minister. Being an avid runner, he also served on the parish's 5K Race Committee. He was a member of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of NEPA, serving as president from 2015-2017. He was a member of Elmhurst Country Club and golfed in the Thursday night league.

The family would like to thank all the medical professionals at Hematology and Oncology Associates, Meade Street, Geisinger CMC and Hospice of Sacred Heart, Dunmore, for the kind and compassionate care he received, especially during his last days.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his brother, Michael Mahon and wife, Heather, of Clarks Summit; his father-in-law, Philip McCloud, of Lititz, Pa.; his brother-in-law, Michael McCloud, of Alpine, Wyo.; and his niece, Ella Mahon, of Clarks Summit.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Sue McCloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Eulalia' s Church, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Twp., with the Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay, pastor, as celebrant. Friends will be received Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow.

Interment and committal prayers will be conducted at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Covington Twp.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Scranton, 609 Ash St., Scranton, PA 18510; or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA 18507.

For online condolences, please visit www.duffyandsnowdon.com

 

Published by Scranton Times from Jun. 26 to Jun. 27, 2022.

Some of our favorite memories with Jerry

Fond memories and well wishes to Jerry's family are welcome below.