From: Michael Martinez
To the family of Fr. Leo Mahon:
In 1958, Fr. Leo worked with my father on the Cardinal's Committee for the Spanish-Speaking People and also provided guidance to him and others organizing the Caballeros de San Juan (Knights of St. John). Fr. Leo was ahead of his time pioneering in the ministry to Latinos. My father, Joseph Martinez, passed last year, and my family has been reflecting on the great works of Fr. Leo as well as his fellow priests. Our prayers are with you all.
written on 2013-06-08 21:35:11
Post number: 11
From: John Piotrowski
My deepest sympathy to the Mahon family.
I met Leo through one of his ordination classmates.
Leo presided at a special mass at St Raymond de Penafort
Parish in 2001 or so. I felt so involved in that mass, all
because of Leo's manner of expression in saying the
Eucharistic prayer and consecration. It was so wonderful.
I soon shared in his company with a few of his classmates
as we met monthly at Outback for dinner. A great time
learning much about these great men and their history,
especially Leo's time in Panama, as told in his book,
"Fire Under My Feet". I had another hero in my life.
Leo encouraged me to pursue creating my own music.
As a result of his encouragement, I offer this prose
which accompanies a recent instrumental composition:
The days come, the days go.
In the moments between, memories stir.
It's been a while since last we met.
Remembering all we shared brings a smile.
You were a great part of my life.
I have been shaped by your presence.
The days come, the days go.
I just wanted to let you know,
I thought of you, again.
Thank you, Leo,for being a part of my life.
Rest in Peace, and may God bless you greatly
for all you have done in His name.
written on 2013-05-26 22:24:51
Post number: 10
From: Craig Pivnicka
OVER THE YEARS FR LEO'S COURAGE AND PERCISTANCE AS HE TRUSTED GOD WITH HIS HEALTH SITUATION WAS INSPIRING. I REMEMBER SEEING HIM GO FROM USING A CANE TO GET AROUND, TO A 4 PRONGED CANE, TO A WALKER, BUT IT NEVER STOPPED HIM FROM CELEBRATING THE HOLY EUCHARIST. NOT UNTIL HE WAS IN THE WHEELCHAIR, AND EVEN THEN I WOULD SEE HIM ROUTIENLY AT MASS. HE WAS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF LOVE FOR THE EUCHARIST WE SHOULD HAVE.
written on 2013-05-25 07:46:57
Post number: 9
From: Deacon Thomas Kreidler
The Villages, Florida,32162
Fr. Leo brought the Lord from the skies into our lives and made me and so many others better people. He was one of the main reasons I became a Deacon. The church is better place because Fr. Leo was here. Rest in peace my old friend, you will be missed.
written on 2013-05-25 03:54:36
Post number: 8
From: Rev. John Carney, C.M.
St. Mary's Parish in Balboa, Panama City, Panama
I would like to extend to Msgr. Leo's family and friends my condolences. Although we never met, he is well known in the Church in Panama both in San Miguelito and throughout the country. The service he and others from Chicago offered in promoting the Gospel continues to flourish in Panama. May the Lord receive him in the glory of His Kingdom and may you experience His peace and consolation.
written on 2013-05-24 22:36:20
Post number: 7
From: Mary Cay (Bobak) Montgomery
You made a mark on so many people's hearts and lives. You will be missed but always TREASURED!!
written on 2013-05-24 20:34:52
Post number: 6
From: Kathy Kreidler
The Villages, Florida
Fr. Leo changed the life of everyone at St. Victor. He inspired so many of us. I will never forget him.
written on 2013-05-24 17:53:17
Post number: 5
From: Philip VanDerHeyden III
West Lafayette, IN
Fr Leo: Your wisdom and leadership guided and influenced me as a young man. I am both thankful and blessed. Be at Peace!
written on 2013-05-24 11:48:03
Post number: 4
From: Philip Wayne
Rest in peace, Leo. I am glad you were in my path. I look forward to heaven with you!
written on 2013-05-23 12:27:49
Post number: 3
From: Kathy Kraft
So long, old friend. Say hey to Millie for me!
written on 2013-05-23 10:06:03
Post number: 2