Nov. 19, 1941 – June 14, 2013

Edward J. McMahon of Clarence, a retired professor of education at Daemen College, died Friday in Beechwood Nursing Home, Getzville, after a brief illness. He was 71.

Born in Poughkeepsie, Mr. McMahon earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Buffalo State Teachers College, a master’s degree from Canisius College and a doctorate from the University at Buffalo. He taught at Daemen College for 45 years and, upon his retirement in 2011, was granted the title of professor emeritus.

Mr. McMahon served as chairman of the Education Department for 25 years and was the recipient of the Daemen College President’s Award for Outstanding Faculty in 1985.

He was the founder of British Car Club of WNY and a past president of Phi Delta Kappa Educational Society.

Survivors include his wife, the former Joann M. Ciaccio; a son, Charles M. Fell; a sister, Maureen Tibbetts; and a brother, Brian.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in Wick Center at Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Snyder.