Michael P. Mahar, 31, Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, NY – Michael P. Mahar, 31, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, after a long battle with illness.

Born Aug. 23, 1987, in Lowville, a son of Patrick F. and Diane M. (Turck) Mahar., e graduated from Copenhagen Central in 2006 and went onto attend Mohawk Valley Community College.

He was employed by Walmart for a short period of time until he was no longer able to work due to complications from his illness.

Mikey was an avid reader and Xbox gamer. He enjoyed spending time with good friends, playing cards and in their words, “was a fantasy football legend”.  He was always up for a good debate with those who were up for the challenge.

Family was very important to him. He especially loved spending time with his nieces and nephew, Aaliyah, Bella and Connor. He had many close friends who were more like family to him too.

He is survived by his parents, Patrick and Diane of Copenhagen; two brothers, Matthew and his daughter Aaliyah Mahar of Brighton, TN; Stephen Mahar and his fiancée Jordan Dickson and her children, Bella and Connor of Copenhagen; a sister, Sarah Mahar of Copenhagen; a maternal grandfather, Kevin Turck as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins in the United States and Germany.

He was predeceased by his maternal Oma, Elfriede (Friede) Fleischmann Turck as well as his paternal grandparents, George and Virginia Mahar.

We, as Mikey’s family, would like to extend our sincere thanks to all who supported him during this long illness. He loved and appreciated everything. A special thanks to all the doctors and nurses and medical staff who worked hard over the years to accommodate us and all the health professionals who cared for Mikey all these years.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Auto Immune Related Diseases Association, Inc., in support of their research of Adult-Onset Still’s Disease by going to their website https://www.aarda.org/donate/.

Calling hours will be held on Friday evening, March 1, 2019 from 6-8 PM at the Calvary Assembly of God church in Carthage.  Calling hours will also be held on Saturday from 12-1 PM at the church with a funeral service immediately following at 1 PM with Pastor David Frank officiating.

Condolences may be made online at www.lundyfuneralhome.com