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Chattanooga Mourns the Loss of Respected Accountant, Josephine Gass Mahoney

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Chattanooga Mourns the Loss of Respected Accountant, Josephine Gass Mahoney

Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga community is mourning the loss of respected and long-serving accountant, Josephine Gass Mahoney. Mrs. Mahoney passed away on February 27, 2024, aged 90, in the comfort of her Rossville, Georgia home.

Professional Contributions

Mahoney, born on April 19, 1933, in Chattanooga, to the late James Hamilton Gass and Vera Belle Long, gave many years of service to Ryder Trucks as an experienced accountant. Throughout her lengthy career, she contributed significantly to the corporate finance sector in Chattanooga, displaying an unwavering dedication and a fiercely astute mind for numbers.

Life and Legacy

In addition to her professional legacy, Mrs. Mahoney will be remembered for her strong character, warm heart, and vast wisdom. She leaves behind an enduring legacy, not just within the confines of business circles, but also within the wider Chattanooga community and is survived by family members who continue to cherish her memory.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert C. Mahoney, whom she will join in eternal rest at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Earlier, she suffered the loss of her parents, James Hamilton Gass, and Vera Belle Long as well as her brother, James W. Gass, affectionately known as “Bill”.

Honoring Josephine Mahoney’s Wishes

Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Mahoney, there will be no formal service or visitation to mark her passing. The family has kindly asked friends and the local community to remember and celebrate her life privately. Sharing fond memories and expressing condolences can be done online at, a platform dedicated to preserving the legacies of loved ones.

By paying tribute to her in this manner, guests are invited to express their condolences, share their memories, and celebrate the life of this remarkable woman at their own convenience and in their own special way.

Chattanooga East Chapel’s Involvement

The Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel, a reliable and respected establishment, has been entrusted with all final arrangements regarding Mrs. Mahoney. Their staff will ensure her legacy is upheld to the highest possible standard.

Remembering A Community Pillar

As Chattanooga mourns this loss, we remember the life and contributions of a remarkable woman, Josephine Gass Mahoney. Her memory will undoubtedly continue to inspire the community.

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