James E. Mahoney was born in 1935 and lived in Roscommon for more than 50 years. He and Susan M. Venus were united in marriage in 1957 in Redford.
Mr. Mahoney was a choir teacher at Roscommon High School for more than 30 years, and retired in 1989. He was founder and former director of the Mikenauk Chorale and former music minister for St. Michael Catholic Church. He was a member of the Michigan Vocal Educators Association and the High School Teachers Association.
The Mahoney Family established this Fund and is to support the music programs at the Roscommon Middle School and High School, which may include, but not be limited to, the Band, Choir, Jazz Band and Steel Drum Band.