Bernard T. McMahon was born at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, PA on August 26, 1920. He is the son of John and Mary (Lee) McMahon, brother of Thomas, John, Gertrude, and Lawrence; widower of Helen (Fogarty) McMahon, father of Dan (Jane), Berna (husband – deceased), and Michael (Cindy); and survived by his second wife, Charlene F. Tallman.
He is a graduate of Harrisburg Catholic High School (Bishop McDevitt) – President of the Class of 1939. He attended Shippensburg State Teachers’ College where he participated in football and basketball and is a WWII veteran, U.S. Marines, MT/SGT.
Bernie is a life member of the Knights of Columbus (79 years) and the 4th Degree (63 years) with Bishop Shanahan Assembly #917 and Our Lady of Lourdes Council 12404. He is a founding member of the American Legion Post 1001 and served as their first Sergeant-at-Arms; a former member of the West Shore Elks Lodge #2257; and the PA Sports Hall of Fame. He retired in 1982 from Herre Brothers, Inc., after 22 years of service in the food service department. During his 101 years of residency in the Harrisburg area he was a member of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament – Harrisburg; St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Harrisburg; St. Theresa’s – New Cumberland; and currently a member of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) in Enola PA.
Viewing will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 225 Salt Rd, Enola PA 17025 from 6PM – 8PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OLOL – the Knights of Columbus.
The McMahon and Tallman families are most grateful for the tremendous support provided by Sullivan Funeral Home, Billow family, Hospice of Central PA (Cynthia, Ann, Tasha), their OLOL family, and Bernie’s Team.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the McMahon and Tallman families.
2 comments on “Bernard T. McMahon”
Bernie was an active member of our parish family at Our Lady of Lourdes. He was a true gentleman and expressed his love for our parish family by active participation in our worship, as well as activities with the Knights of Columbus – volunteering his time at parish activities. +Blessings to family and friends mourning Bernie’s passing. May you find comfort in sharing with friends and family memories of happier times with Bernie.
Pop pop you will forever be my father in law and a part of my heart. You brought so much joy to everyone. We love you.