A man who served as a Huddersfield school’s deputy head for 27 years has died.
Mr Seamus McMahon spent more than 30 years at St Patrick’s RC School in Birkby and was remembered by thousands of former pupils.
Mr McMahon took up a post at the school in the early 1960s and was there until his retirement in 1988.
He had earlier had a brief stint at St Josephs RC School in Dalton and at a school in Selby.
Mr McMahon, of Fixby Road, Fixby, was brought up in County Roscommon in Ireland and studied at St Finians College and then at college in Maynooth, part of the National University of Ireland where he earned his degree.
Shortly after his arrival in England, Mr McMahon met his wife to be, Josephine, who was a district nurse, and the pair were married for 50 years.
They have three daughters. Siobhan, Aisling and Fionurla.
Away from the classroom, Mr McMahon was a talented golfer and his claim to fame was that he played off a single-figure handicap for 45 years.
He was a member of the Woodsome Hall Golf Club.
A funeral service took place at St Patrick’s Church in Elland, where Mr McMahon had worshipped for the past 15 years.