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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Geoffrey A. “Geoff” Mahaley, 59, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA

Geoffrey A. Mahaley
“The Chainsaw Man”

COUDERSPORT, PA---Geoffrey A. “Geoff” Mahaley, 59, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA, passed away in his home with his loving wife and faithful dog, Sara, at his side on November 30, 2016, after a long illness.

Born on July 22, 1957 in Erie, he was a son of John C. and Barbara Mahaley. On October 22, 1988 at their home, he married Debbie L. Gaberseck, who survives.

Geoff was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1975. He had been employed as a mechanic by the former E.E. Tucker Sales and Service in Colesburg where he repaired snowmobiles, chainsaws, and small engines. 

 In 1980, while employed by Tucker’s, Geoff started his own track repair business, Mahaley’s Crawler Track Repair. 

In 1990, along with his wife, he took on the Stihl and other power equipment dealerships. His son, John Mahaley, now proudly carries on the family business.

Geoff was a member of the Coudersport American Legion Post 192. He enjoyed hunting, shooting and 4-wheeler rides with his friends, including his best friend, Mark Long. In his younger years, he enjoyed racing go-carts and snowmobiles. His greatest love was spending time with family.

Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Bobby (Abbi) Rossman, Jason (Becky) Rossman, and J.W. (Maureen) Mahaley, all of Coudersport, and Geoffrey Mahaley II; a daughter, Trisha (Mike) Kallenborn of Port Allegany; eight grandchildren; a sister, Janine (Terry) Adair of Hollywood, MD; several nieces and nephews; and a grandniece, Grace Wilson.

In addition to his parents, Geoff was predeceased by a brother, John Mahaley.

Friends may call from 1 to 2pm on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Coudersport American Legion Post 192, where a memorial service will follow at 2pm with Pastor Frank Mickle of Gold Church, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Geoff’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Geoff, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com


David and Cindy Johns said...

So very sorry to learn of Geoff's passing. He was a good, fair, hard-working businessman, so rare these days. We're sure he & Debbie raised his son to follow in his Dad's footsteps. Our heartfelt condolences to Debbie & their family.

Ryan Butler said...

Rest In Peace

John Easton said...

Geoff will truly be missed, he was such a great person. He worked hard, played hard, and a devoted family man. My thoughts and prayers for Geoff, Debbie and his entire family. God Bless you all!

roger bauer said...

very sad to hear of Geoffs passing as he was a very great person whom i had the pleasure of knowing for many years .. a very helpful / kind person who always had an answer for me when i would stop at the shop for anything i would need.. the man who would set a spark plug out or other related items at short notice at the work days end for me to pick up after hours at my convenience all due to his compassion to his customers and his business ethics.. just an all around good man for sure RIP Geoff you will be missed .. the world could use many more just like you

Nancy said...

Geoff was a very fair and honest business man...full of knowledge! He was a wonderful friend and will truly be missed. We are so glad that JW is still there to run the business and will follow in his footsteps I'm sure. Our hearts go out to you Debbie, and the rest of your family. Love Bob and Nancy

Kim gockley said...

So sorry for your loss, prayers to Geoff's family, RIP Geoff

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss Debbie. Geoff was a great person! He will be truly missed by so many. Nick and Carole Troupe.

Jo Ann Nunn said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. Geoff was my cousin and the family will mourn his passing. Prayers to all his family.

Linda (Setzer) Lohr said...

RIP cousin Geoff... God be near and comfort all your family. Always so smart, talented and honest. Gone too soon!

Chad Hafer said...

Great man and family great business Rip. Prayers to the family.

Roger Carpenter said...

I am so very sorry for all.
Geoff was a good friend and business man. We done alot of things together in our lives and you just could not deal with a better person..Rest in peace my friend....and God Be with all,Roger Carpenter....

tooter said...

Rest in Heavenly Peace Geoff...