Alfred E. Mahoney of Glenwood, founder of an independent insurance claims adjustment company, died Tuesday in the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. He was 81.
Born in Buffalo, he was a 1946 graduate of Kensington High School and served two tours of duty in the Marine Corps, the first in the aftermath of World War II and again at the beginning of the Korean War.
He began his business career as a loan officer with Home Finance Co. and advanced to branch manager. When Home Finance closed its Buffalo office, he took a job with one of their customers, Albert F. Stager Independent Adjuster, and began a new career as a claims adjuster.
In 1957, he started his own firm, A.E. Mahoney and Co., which now is operated by his sons, Todd and Mark.
He was a member of the National Association of Independent Adjusters, New York Association of Independent Adjusters, Insurance Club of Buffalo, the Buffalo Claims Association and the Loss Executives Association. He served on the boards of directors of two local insurance companies, Brokers Market Place (later Nova Casualty of Buffalo) and later as vice chairman of the board of Allegany Insurance Co. of Cuba.
An avid athlete, he was a longtime member of Springville Country Club, Glenwood Acres Ski Club and Mohawk Club. In addition to golf and skiing, he was a highly ranked player in the Western New York Racquetball Association.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Dolores Dick; three sons, Michael, Mark and Todd; and three daughters, Colleen, Kim Connors and Julie King.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Louis Catholic Church, Main and Edward streets.