The Empty ChairThere is a round table in the corner of Lou Kron's Madison Steakhouse restaurant. This seemingly insignificant table could easily go un noticed by a casual observer. However, for many years, this was the regular meeting place for a circle of very dear friends. This was the table where every imaginable topic such as politics, religion, ethics, philosophy, literature, family, economy, evolution, sports and, yes even some less esoteric aspects of life such as power tools and women were discussed, debated and even argued about. Right in the center of it all was the Man who, with tongue in cheek, named this illustrious gathering place as The 'Table of Knowledge' We would tackle any topic with no fear of being politically correct or with any fear of offending each other. We were our own Band of Brothers and a bond of trust, affection and admiration for each other was unshakable. We were older men with the spirit and enthusiasm of young boys on the athletic field assuming things would last forever. This all changed suddenly when the brightest and best of our group was needed at a much higher table. The wit, charm, humor, intelligence and that wonderful big smile of the Man who named our Table of Knowledge will always be in our hearts. There is one empty chair now at our Table, but it will always belong to John Mahoney. Rest in peace my dear friend.

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  1. Dear Barbara & Family,I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My prayer’s are with you and your family. My heart goes out to you, and your children at this difficult time.My thoughts are with you.Mona

  2. Johnny,I’ll always remember the days of growing up on 78th and hanging out in front of your house solving the world’s problems one by one.And how about working out in my basement preparing to be the musclemen of the future.And that 64 Chevy SS was a real beauty.You will be missed very much.Paulie

  3. HI JOHN,IT SEEMS A LIFE TIME AGO WHEN I LAST SAW U. I ALWAYS THOUGH OF U OF AN OLDER BROTHER.I MISS NOT TALKING TO U,THERE IS ONE TIME I REMEMBER WHEN U HAD A HOPALONG CASSIDY WATCH,AND U GAVE IT TI ME. BE HAPPY IN UR NEW LIFE, LOVE DONNA

  4. Sincerest Heartfelt Sympathy to Family and Friends of John:Always a warm and friendly sincere greeting, going the extra mile to meet your business needs. A special person who also touched the persons fortunate enough to engage him. John, may you be blessed for your good on earth, but by us you will be very missed. Helen Hueppi, GEB

  5. My condolences to the family. May God be with each of you and may loving memories fill your hearts with peace and happiness. Turning to God in prayer can be a source of true comfort. (Psalm 46:1)

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