Visitation at Funeral Home
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 22, 2019
Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.
111 Main St.
Geneseo, New York, United States
Celebration of Life
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Big Tree Inn
46 Main St.
Geneseo, New York, United States
Gerilynn Marburger posted a condolence
Friday, November 22, 2019Bobbi - We are all so saddened by Wayne's passing. What a kind, genuine man. His legacy will live on in his sons and grandsons. Wishing you solace and peace in this difficult time. Sincerely, JT, Gerilynn, Maddie and Joey Marburger
Patty Fennell posted a condolence
Friday, November 22, 2019Dear Bobbi, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a truly great man. He always sported a warm smile. He worked effortlessly to bring the history book to completion. What an accomplishment! I shall miss him and his kind friendship. I always enjoyed working with him on different college endeavors. PEACE be with you. May you dwell on the good times and all the wonderful memories. You will find comfort in remembering. Bless you, Patty Fennell
Rob Sheinkopf posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 20, 2019I just learned of Wayne's passing from a mutual friend; words cannot express how much he meant to me. I was a student of his in the early 70's, and we kept in touch regularly through the years. I only recently felt comfortable calling him Wayne. Calling him "Dr. Mahood" just felt right, but I eventually learned to make that transition. Wayne had an incredible talent of making his many hundreds (thousands?) of former students feel they and they alone were very special to him. He kept up with all of us, knew the minutia of our lives and our careers, and asked pertinent questions when we corresponded as if he genuinely cared about each of us. Because he did. He was as beloved a professor and mentor as one could be and left a legacy that will live in all of us who were fortunate enough to have learned from him as a professor and to have known him as a friend. I looked forward to his annual Christmas letter each year, to catch up with his beautiful family which he spoke of with so much love and pride. He was a great role model and a wonderful human being. How fortunate we were to have Wayne Mahood in our lives!
Jon Kranock posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 20, 2019Dr. Mahood was my favorite professor at Geneseo. I recall that he was always available to counsel, advise and support his students. RIP sir.
Siobhan Anderson posted a condolence
Sunday, November 17, 2019My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during your time of grief. We have lost a great person. Love always Siobhan Eaton
Gene Scherline posted a condolence
Friday, November 15, 2019I was very sorry to learn of Wayne's passing. I originally met him almost when I first opened the animal hospital umpteen years ago. He was always warm and friendly. A more intelligent kind individual you could not ask for. I am sure his passing will leave a large hole in the community. I know I will miss him. My most sincere condolences go out to his family.
Jeff Sulecki posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 13, 2019Dr. Mahood/ Wayne was a mentor, teacher, and friend. He guided me from being a caring, but kind of clueless kid from Buffalo to become the social studies teacher and role model that I am for my family and students today. He will be sorely missed and I will forever grateful for his believing in and pushing me to be the best that I can be in my classroom, community and home. Sincerely, Jeff Sulecki, SUNY Geneseo, Class of '91
Ed Bartelt posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 13, 2019Wayne was my cousin. I remember that he and my mother always corresponded. I appreciated that he took the time to come back for her funeral. He always remembered my birthday and would send me a card or an email. I will miss him. My condolences to the family, Ed Bartelt
Kathy Coughlin posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 13, 2019Deepest condolences on the loss of your distinguished father. Prayers for your family at this difficult time.
The Williams family/ past and present posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 13, 2019I'm not sure where this poem came from but I love the sentiment. Don't think of him as gone away His journey's just begun, Life holds so many facets This earth is only one. Just think of him as resting From the sorrows and the tears, In a place of warmth and comfort Where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing That we could know today, How nothing but sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living In the hearts of those he touched, For nothing loved is ever lost And he was loved so much.
Bill Fivaz posted a condolence
Tuesday, November 12, 2019Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during these difficult times. We remember fondly those great luncheons in Liverpool with Fritz, Judy and John P.... Marilyn and I feel honored and blessed to have such wonderful friends as Wayne and Bobbi since our years at Hamilton and we know that God will hold Wayne securely in his arms for all eternity. Please be comforted in the fact that death is not extinguishing the light, but rather putting out the candle because the dawn has come. Fondly, Bill and Marilyn Fivaz
Bruce Downey posted a condolence
Tuesday, November 12, 2019Wayne was undoubtedly one of my best friends from our close association and love of sports, beginning in Miss Drew's Seventh Grade Class at Hawthorne Jr. High School in the fall of 1946 and throughout all of York High School in Elmhurst, IL (1948-1952) --- and for years beyond. In particular I can remember walking down St. Charles Road in Elmhurst after our homebasketball games --- Wayne with Carolyne Larson Jordan, also York '52, and me with Connie Wolfe (York '52 as well) --- Carolyne lived a little past York Street and Connie a little furtheron Prairie Ave. Connie too is also now deceased as well. In these, our retirement years, Wayne always responded to my stuff which I posted on the Internet almost on a daily basis. We shall all miss Wayne very much, and in particular, Ilike his motto:--- "Be kind, be curious, and be productive..." May Wayne now rest-in-peace, forevermore. ...H. Bruce Downey ---a forevermore friend and classmate.
William Penfield posted a condolence
Monday, November 11, 2019Like young gazelles we'd run to the north field for spring practice. Not so fast back after a workout on the lacrosse field. Soon after we went our separate ways until reunited both with cancer. We remained helping each other ease the pain. Safe journey leave the light on.
Craig Green posted a condolence
Monday, November 11, 2019Mrs. Mahood, Bruce, David and families, my deepest condolences to you all. What a fine man and great legacy Mr. Mahood left to the SUNY Geneseo, the community and libraries everywhere. You are all in my thoughts.
Patra Maher posted a condolence
Monday, November 11, 2019Bobbi: Thinking of you and your family at this time with sympathy. What a legacy he left! Patra and Bill Maher
Gary DeBolt posted a condolence
Sunday, November 10, 2019My condolences to the Mahood family and to the Geneseo community. Wayne was an advisor, colleague, mentor and friend to me and countless other students and local teachers.He set a strong example for teachers across the state of New York. I had the privilege of working with him with a group of Social Studies professors from all parts of New York. He was widely respected. Peace.
Jill Conlon posted a condolence
Sunday, November 10, 2019To the Mahood family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne was such a beautiful person and I thought so highly of him. I am thinking of you all. With sympathy and respect, Jill Conlon
E. Sue Mills posted a condolence
Sunday, November 10, 2019Dearest Bobbi - I’m so sorry for your loss. May your many wonderful memories sustain you in the days ahead. Sending hugs and prayers. Love, Sue
Nancy Baker Mann posted a condolence
Sunday, November 10, 2019The world has lost a great, caring man. I worked in the Graduate Office at SUNY while Wayne was Dir. of Education. We had many occasions to interact during this time as well as throughout our time at Geneseo. I can't say enough good things about him. Not only was he highly intelligent, committed to his work and love of history, but had a great sense of humor. I offer sincere condolences to his family.
Marty DeLavergne posted a condolence
Sunday, November 10, 2019Wayne hired me to work in the Education Department at SUNY Geneseo in 1980. I can describe him in two words—“Integrity Personified.”
Doug Welch posted a condolence
Sunday, November 10, 2019Geneseo has lost a good one. Always looked for the wave from Wayne the many times I drove down Haley Ave. Bobbi, Bruce, David, and all family members, our thoughts are with you during these tough times.
Mike Garger posted a condolence
Saturday, November 9, 2019A great professor and an even better person. Influenced me to go into teaching and challenged me to be the best I could be. A true leader and guiding light for me. Rest In Peace.
Timothy Scott Cornell posted a condolence
Saturday, November 9, 2019He was so good to me! I remember how How He brought his sons and grandkids over to bring my little 64-inch tv up to my apt. We will all miss him!
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Saturday, November 9, 2019