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David C. Mahoney, 42, died at 10:40 p.m., Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Hospice of the Valley – Brighton Gardens from a rare type of stroke.

David was born October 9, 1969, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he graduated from Washington High School.  David followed his older brothers with a career in the Restaurant Industry.  David worked as an Assistant Manager and Manager in Cedar Rapids, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico and Colorado and was currently the General Manager of the Goodyear, Arizona Golden Corral.  David also enjoyed watching and participating in many sports and spending time with his cat.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mahoney of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; his beloved Rosaura Galarza; Rosaura’s son and mother, Eddie & Grace all of Goodyear, Arizona; brother, Stephen Mahoney of Coal Valley, Illinois; sister, Lory (Greg) Weed of Blaine, Minnesota; brothers, Kevin Mahoney and Michael (Cyndi) Mahoney of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; niece, Kelly (Jeremy) Sanderson and daughter Samantha of Moundview, Minnesota; nephew, Chris Weed of Blaine, Minnesota; niece, Carrie (Chris) Kaegbein and daughters Zoey and Lucy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and many cherished friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Mahoney and grandparents, Wentzel and Emma Hurych and Louis and Margaret Mahoney.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 11th, at West Valley Chapel.  David will be cremated; no viewing will be held.  Online messages can be left at

David’s sense of humor and kindness will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.