November 28, 1974 - October 9, 2021
Patrick Cornelius Mahar died unexpectedly in a car accident on October 9, 2021. He was born on November 28, 1974, in Albany, the cherished son of Cornelius Jr. and Maureen (McMullen) Mahar. Patrick graduated from Rensselaer Middle High School, class of 1992. Following graduation, he worked for the City of Rensselaer Police as a dispatcher, Rensselaer County 911 as a dispatcher, and his final position as a corrections officer for New York State starting at Shawangunk Correctional Facility and retiring in March from Greene Correctional Facility, where he spent most of his career. Patrick was a past volunteer fireman for the E.F. Hart Hose Company in Rensselaer, past member of Knights of Columbus in Rensselaer and current member of Hendrick Hudson Fish and Game Club in Poestenkill. He was a huge New York Yankees fan, enjoyed shooting his pistol with his father, playing golf and bowling with friends and playing in softball fun leagues. Most recently, he was highly active as a board member, field maintenance and coach of the East Greenbush Girls Softball League. His passion was spending quality time with his daughters, organizing gatherings with his family and friends and just seeing that everyone was happy and taken care of. Patrick was predeceased by his grandparents, Richard and Cecelia (Pawlows) McMullen and Cornelius Sr. and Clara (Lord) Mahar. Surviving family members, in addition to his parents, include his former spouse Joanna Mahar and their precious daughters, Mariana and Annalise Mahar; his sister Kelly (Jamie) Mahar; and adored nieces, Claire and Reese Doan. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. A funeral service will take place in the Church of St. Mary at Clinton Heights, 163 Columbia Tpke., Rensselaer on Saturday, October 16, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the W.J. Lyons, Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer on Friday, October 15, from 4-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rensselaer.
Patrick Cornelius Mahar died unexpectedly in a car accident on October 9, 2021. He was born on November 28, 1974, in Albany, the cherished son of Cornelius Jr. and Maureen (McMullen) Mahar. Patrick graduated from Rensselaer Middle High School,... View Obituary & Service Information
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