Obituary of William Lee Mahan
William Lee Mahan, 84, died May 20, due to Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia and grew up in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. He served as a paratrooper in the US Army, 101st Airborne Division, and was stationed in Germany.
Bill worked for 25 years as a Letter Carrier at Pebble Beach for the US Postal Service. He loved the people on his route, and once even saved the life of a customer.
Bill was a voracious reader of astronomy and quantum mechanics. He an avid tomato gardener, a skier, and emigrated to Australia. He also studied for 7 years to become a Catholic priest. He will be remembered for his generosity, his passion for politics and social justice, and his friendliness towards everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan Mahan of Watsonville, his son Matthew Mahan, daughters Beth Mahan and Megan Noes, his grandchildren Nina and Luke, and his sister Patricia Purcell.
We invite friends and family to gather on Saturday May 29 at Resurrection Church (Aptos) for a memorial service beginning at 11am followed by a gathering at El Vaquero Winery 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to capacitar.org
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