Ex-corporate pensions executive is dead at 66


(May 26, 2007) Gary D. Mahood, 66, formerly of Geneseo, died Saturday at his home in Webster, where he recently retired after a 30-year career as a corporate pensions investment executive for MetLife, Mutual of New York, and The Travelers.


Born in Shenandoah, Iowa, Mr. Mahood grew up in Elmhurst, Ill., and graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, Oneida County, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a member of the 1958 football team the only undefeated squad in Hamilton's history and co-captain of the 1962 football and lacrosse teams. He was named to the 1962 All-American Lacrosse Team.


After graduation, Mr. Mahood taught English at Locust Valley High School, Long Island, and then moved on to the pensions investment field.


In 1993 he was recognized as the top producer in the history of MetLife's Corporate Pensions Division.


During the 1980s and '90s, he lived in Huntington and Shelter Island, and enjoyed sailing around Long Island.


He attended St. John's Church, Cold Spring Harbor, and was a member of The Yale Club, The Bay Club and Huntington Yacht Club. He served on the Board of Shelter Island Lions Club.


He was a volunteer for Boy Scouts and Episcopalians for Traditional Faith.


He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jan Hermsted Mahood; daughter and son-in-law, Scott Mahood Cipolla and Tom Cipolla of Boston; son and daughter-in-law, Grant Davey Mahood and Hiromi Nishi Mahood, of Hiroshima, Japan; and brother and sister-in-law Barbara Clark Mahood and R. Wayne Mahood, professor emeritus of the State University College at Geneseo.


The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Holy Cross Anglican Church, 615 Bay Road, Webster. Burial will be private.




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