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Terry McMahon, (Terrence A.) McMahon III

Terry McMahon, (Terrence A.) McMahon III, Moosic, age 65, passed away peacefully at Allied Services Hospice Care on May 31st after a brief stay. He was surrounded by many friends and family, along with his loving wife of 43 years, the former Jean Marie Runsky.

Born in Scranton and raised in Avoca, he was the son of the late Dr. Terrence and Joan (Hoar) McMahon. Terry was a 1970 graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and a 1974 cum lauded graduate of the University of Scranton, with a degree in accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977 and practiced until his retirement in 2014.

Starting his career at Peat, Marwick and Mitchell LLC New York City, he returned to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre area and worked with the accounting firm of Snyder and Clemente, Kingston. From there he partnered with James B. McDonough to form the firm of McDonough-McMahon, which later was to merge with Parente Randolph Orlando Carey & Associates, Scranton. He was a legacy principal with this firm for over thirty years in both Scranton and Philadelphia. At present, it is known as Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, one of the largest accounting firms on the east coast. In addition, he briefly taught accounting at the University of Scranton and was CFO of Alperin, Inc. for five years.

Terry was an outstanding basketball player and was awarded the first Robert M. Larkin Award at Scranton Prep for athletic excellence, leadership, responsibility and character. He was a lector for many years at Sacred Heart Church, now Nativity of our Lord Parish, Duryea. Terry was also very active in the Duryea Little League, mentoring many young players through his coaching and guidance, as well as coaching Youth Basketball at the Greater Pittston YMCA. He was also a past president of the former St. Mary’s Assumption Athletic Association, Pittston.

A former member of the Country Club of Scranton, he enjoyed golfing until his children start playing numerous different sports themselves. He was always available to support their athletic endeavors.

A well-known Notre Dame and New York Giants fan, in recent years he became an avid reader of all things related to the Civil War. He also developed a love of cooking and became interested in various culinary techniques, much to his family’s amusement. Presently, he was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Scranton.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are his two sons, Terrence A. IV and wife Alexandra, Pittston, and Matthew and wife Joan, Alexandria, Virginia, only daughter, Elizabeth Kaciubij and husband Shawn, Pittsburgh. He also has four grandsons, whom he adored and who adored their Pappy. They are Trevor, Jeremy, and Dylan Kaciubij and Patrick McMahon. In addition, three brothers, Dr. Thomas, Michael and Jimbo and sister Jane Palutis survive, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association at 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or the Avoca Jolly Boys at 717 Main Street, Avoca, PA 18641.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Regional Hospital and Allied Hospice Care for their compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9th at Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladicka, Rev. Eugene Carr and Rev. Francis Pauselli officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Internment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Oram Street, Scranton.

Arrangements by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Online condolences may be made to

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