Born: March 15, 1944
Died: July 14, 2014
Leo Joseph Mahan, age 70 years, husband of Gertrude S. (Gibbons) Mahan, died Monday July 14, 2013 at his home. Born at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, he was the son of the late Joseph V. and Josephine (Gillis) Mahan. He was raised and educated in Swampscott and had graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in the class of 1962. Following high school, Mr. Mahan attended Merrimac College and Boston College before entering the United States Coast Guard. He served his country for nine years working in radio operations and communications.
Following his military service, Mr. Mahan was employed with Sony Corporation for many years. He relocated to New York, Maryland and settled in New Jersy while working for Sony. In 1987 he joined the Panasonic Corporation. He retired from Panasonic and started working as a consultant in 1994. He retired to Pennsylvania.
Mr. Mahan always had an interest in Radio communications and electronics. He was a licensed amateur radio operator and enjoyed working with any gadget that was electronic. He had a very strong passion for photography and working in the dark room. He also enjoyed cars.
Surviving him in addition to his wife are four children, Joseph V. Mahan and his wife Elizabeth Bersano of Salem, Julie Mahan of New York, Mark Mahan of New Jersey and Daniel Mahan of Wanaque, NJ; three sisters and a brother, Joan-Marie Mahan Segota of Lexington, Eileen Buckley of Merrimack, NH; Clare Mahan and Paul Mahan both of Marblehead and Arlington, VA; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late John Mahan.
His Funeral will be held from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (cor of North St.) Salem on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:15 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours are at the Funeral Home on Thursday July 24, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial in Swampscott Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project
150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140. For additional information or on line guest book please call 978 744 0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.