We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel
On Monday, August 1, 2022, John "Hops" Mahoney, beloved father of three, brother, and son, passed away in his sleep at age 51. His trip through St Peter's gates was guided by his beloved dogs, who were sent ahead to scope out the best place to play basketball.
A graveside service and interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City, Oregon, on Thursday, August 11, at 10:00 AM. A celebration of his life will continue at his family home, 2517 Court Avenue, Baker City, Oregon.
On September 29, 1970, John came hopping into the world. He would continue to fearlessly go after life, sometimes to the trepidation of those closest to him.
John's life was one adventure after another, visiting the Oregon coast as often as he could. The pleasures of the coast, like beaches, shops, and the aquarium, were his favorite. Otherwise, he could be found sitting at Moe's with a bowl of chowder and fresh bread or reading a book while he watched the storm roll in.
John, who is survived by his sons Brenden and Tyran, were the light of his life and the greatest source of joy he had. His soul would shine when he got to see or speak to them. His greatest regret about leaving us so soon will be the moments he will miss with them.
He was generous and handed out time when he ran out of money. His siblings Joy, James, Jeffrey, and Jacqueline knew his love. They would go on to be his: game rivals, co-conspirators, biggest fans, and toughest critics.
John leaves behind friends that span the globe. He would be up at all hours playing online. He was never the one to say he was too tired for a friend in need.
He is preceded in death by his dogs, Bernie 1, 2, and Stalker. His grandparents, many aunts and uncles, and Francesca, whom he lost to COVID.
Survivors include his sons: Micah Johnson and his son of La Grande, Oregon, Brenden Mahoney of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and Tyran Mahoney of Bend, Oregon; Parents Mary Jo and Greg Mahoney of Baker City, Oregon; Siblings Joy Mahoney and John McManimie of Portland, Oregon, James and Donessa Mahoney of Baker City, Oregon and their children Mackenzey and Zane, Jeffrey Mahoney and fiancé Jessica of Salem, Oregon, Jacqueline and John Miller of Renton, Washington and as Hops always called their dog C-Lover.
Memorial contributions may be made to the GBS Foundation International (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) through Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.