Ammon Joseph Mahoney, known as Joe to family and friends, passed away on February 10, 2014 at the age of 87. He was born on October 23, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to the late Cornelius Patrick Mahoney and Ruth Lucille Bruneau-Mahoney.
Joe met his lifelong sweetheart, Doris when they were in high school. They later married while undergraduate students at Arizona State University. They have four childern, three grandchildren and were recently blessed with their first great grandchild.
Joe served honorably with the U.S. Army During World War II, participating in the occupation of Japan. He later became communication officer with the U.S. Navy Reserve. Upon discharge, he attended Oregon State University and earned his Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. He has a graduate certificate from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
Joe's Successful tenure in banking and finace in Southern California included 20 years with Security Pacific National Bank as Vice President and manager. During that time frame he worked with the mayor of Los Angeles on the initial designs for the Redevelopment Project that changed the sky line of down town Los Angeles. Joe concluded his 35 year career as President and Chief Executuve Officer of First Credit Bank of Los Angeles.
Joe's 66 year marriage to his wife Doris was the absolute joy of his life. His ready smile, kindness and wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.
"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen"