MCMAHON, JOHN J.
A funeral mass took place July 26 at Holy Family Church, Union City, for John J. McMahon, 92. He passed away at his home on July 21. He John was born in Newark and raised in Brooklyn. He was a resident of Union City for 47 years. John was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army with the 1st. Engineer Amphibious Brigade during World War II. His primary duties during the war were to help plan training exercises such as mine detecting, bayonet probing, surveying of beach areas and mapping out roads for upcoming amphibious landings. During World War II he served in England, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, D-Day Normandy, France and Okinawa. He was highly decorated for his war service, receiving seven Battle Stars, two Arrowheads, one Bronze Star Medal and most recently the French Croix De Guerre. John was employed as a Port Authority Police Officer then started a career working in the transportation industry until his retirement after which he became the Veterans Affairs Monitor for the town of Union City. He enjoyed writing poetry, solving puzzles and was an avid sports enthusiast. John is survived by his wife Joan (nee: Convertini) of 58 years; a son John J. McMahon III; daughters, Frances Vasquez, Joann Melillo and Susan Jung; sons in law Richard Vasquez, Jerry V. Melillo and Donald Jung; grandchildren Kristin and Steven Jung. Services arranged by the Clerici Funeral Home, Union City.