Service will be held on Saturday April 25th @ 12pm at Immaculate Conception Church in Portsmouth, NH.
For those unable to attend the service, please feel free to post a memory of Terry below.
JS Pelkey Funeral Home
Wells, Maine- S.C. Terance O'Mahoney, 77 of Wells, died on December 19, 2014 at York Hospital.
Terry was born in Plymouth, England, on July 25, 1937, and raised there and in London until he emigrated to the United States in 1959. After landing in New York, he approached the Greyhound Bus Terminal and inquired after the most expensive one-way ticket available. He was soon relieved of his 99 dollars and found himself in San Francisco shortly thereafter.
Following his arrival in California, Terry enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was assigned as a field artillery forward observer, and promptly stationed along the border with Czechoslovakia in U.S.-occupied West Germany. To his chagrin, and his future family’s gratitude, Terry passed an uneventful tour free of direct contact with the Soviets until his return to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962.
Terry spent the following years working alternately as a reserve police officer in Menlo Park and Berkeley, and a real estate appraiser before starting Allied Savings Bank in Santa Rosa, CA, by procuring the final private bank charter issued in California. His free time was occupied racing catamarans on San Francisco Bay, or big game hunts in places like the Aghileen Pinnacles in Alaska, Okavango Swamp in Botswana, and the Balkan Mountains of Communist Bulgaria. Professionally, Terry served as the CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board at Allied Savings Bank until retiring from banking in 1996.
Terry met his wife of 32 years, Kimberley Chase, in 1980, and they were married just over a year later following a swift courtship.
In 1998, after a move to the Seacoast, Terry resumed his real estate appraisal career. The family spent time in Kittery and York before settling in Wells during the summer of 2012.
He spent the last year continuing to build his appraisal business hand-in-hand with his daughter Áine, while serving as President of the Maine Chapter of the American Appraisal Institute.
In addition to his wife, family members include his daughter Áine and her husband Tom Cronin, of Exeter, NH, son Chase and his wife Claire O’Mahoney of Virginia Beach, VA, son Benedict and his wife Terry O’Mahoney, and granddaughters Tarryn and Trinity, of Foster City, CA, and his beloved black Labrador Retriever, Izzy.
The family is planning a celebration of life in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Terry’s name to the Portland Community Health Center, to ensure that the standard of care that Terry received continues to be available to those that need it most (portlandcommunityhealthcenter.org).
Care for the O'Mahoney family has been entrusted to the JS Pelkey Funeral Home.