In Memoriam
Mortemor James

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O'Quinn Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home


Mortemor James "Jim" Mahar

July 16, 1928 - December 31, 2012

SFC. Mortemor James “Jim” Mahar, Ret. US Army, 84, of Mamers died Monday, December 31, 2012 at E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington. He was born in Oconomowoc, WI, the son of the late Arthur James and Mary Degneau Mahar. Jim joined the US Army shortly after graduating from high school. He made the US Army a career and retired after 20 years of service. During his time in the US Army, he acquired a diverse set of skills including parachute maintenance with 82nd Airborne Division, radar repair in the Signal Corps, and Personnel Sergeant. After retiring from the military, he worked as an electrician with Celanase in Salisbury, NC. Jim’s hobbies included fishing, walking, and enjoying classical and easy listening music. He was a loving father and the finest husband in the world. Jim was preceded in death by his son, Mitch Mahar.

A Celebration of Life with full military honors will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at O’Quinn-Peebles Chapel with his Brother-in-law, Lt. Col. Sam Seetin Ret. US Army officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center, 185 Pine State Street, Lillington, NC 27546.

Mr. Mahar is survived by his wife– Rozena “Jake” Mahar of the home. Son– Robert Kenneth Mahar and wife Marcita of Mamers. Daughter– Pamela Ann Holt of Salisbury, NC. 5 grandchildren– Miranda Fox, Ashley Mobley, Christopher Holt, Gabrielle and Mitch Mahar and great granddaughter– Layla Holt