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Nicholas Mahoney

Nicholas Juri Kaldro Mahoney, 49, died unexpectedly at his home in Davis on Dec. 6, 2014, at the age of 49. Nick was born in Boston in 1965, to George Kaldro and Ella Louise Rutledge. He spent the second half of his childhood in Troy, Maine.

He is survived by his beloved mother and stepmother, Bronwen Day; his sisters, Kirsti Kaldro-Bridge and Maija Leyendecker; his devoted wife, Cydney Mahoney, a family physician at UC Davis; and his adoring sons, Sean and Rhys Mahoney, students at Emerson Junior High and Davis High School.

Nick earned a bachelor's degree in economics at Northeastern University in Maine, and studied at Berklee College of Music. A singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter, Nick formed his own band, which aired its top-10 hit "Maraschino Cherry" on Boston radio.

He was a talented all-round athlete in baseball, soccer, hockey, golf, sailing, skiing and rock climbing. He passed on his love of the outdoors and these sports to both Sean and Rhys.

Graduating from the University of Southern Maine Law School, he was a dedicated attorney for 15 years in Portland, Maine. With his characteristic zeal for new ideas, experiences and frontiers, in 2012 he began pursuit of a graduate degree in molecular biology at University of California Davis. At the time of his passing, he was a Ph.D. candidate in the biochemistry, molecular, cellular and developmental biology program, where among delightful peers, he experienced much intellectual growth and joy.

Nick's wit, laughter, dedication and love of life was contagious. His memory will live on in his family, many friends and colleagues.

Visitation and viewing with his family at Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D St. in Davis, will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis, to honor and celebrate Nick's passionate, soulful life.

Rather than flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Nick's favorite place in the world, Star Island Religious and Educational Conference, a non profit located at, Star Island Corp., Morton-Benedict House, 30 Middle St. Portsmouth, NH 03801, www.starisland.org.

Previous Events

Saturday, December 13, 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home - Davis

116 D Street
Davis, CA 95616

Sunday, December 28, 2014
3:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis

27074 Patwin Rd
Davis, CA 95616

Star Island Religious and Educational Conference

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My sincere condolences to the family members during this difficult time. I just want to share a scripture that has strengthened me when I lost loved one. I pray it soothe the pain you are experiencing, and give you strength to continue to cope. Isaiah 41:10 "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness." What happen when you die? -Find the Bible answers to this question at jw.org(Go to Bible teachings- Bible question Answered)

Tammy Dec 27 2014 12:00 AM

We're sorry for your recent loss, but did you know that death will be brought to nothing? 1 Co 15:26 states "And the last enemy death is to be brought to nothing." Jehovah God has made a promise to you and your loved one that death is an enemy that will no longer threaten anyone. Here is what Isaiah 25:8 states " He will swallow up death forever and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces" And Jehovah has also made another promise to you and your loved one that Nicholas, may live again, as shown at John 5:28, 29 "All those in the memorial tombs will come out". Hope it brings you comfort in your time of grief.

will Dec 13 2014 12:00 AM