Gerald E. Mahan, 87, of Washington, Pa. died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in Southmont of Presbyterian Senior Care in Washington after being in failing health for the past few months.He was born June 9, 1924 in West Finley, Pa. a son of the late Thomas Albert and Flora Bell Allison Mahan and had resided in Washington since 1954.Mr. Mahan was a former member of the Broad Street Baptist Church and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church both of Washington, and had served on the Deacon Boards of both churches for several years.He was a member of the Merry Hearts Group of the Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed all the benefits of his church family.Mr. Mahan enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling as long as his health permitted.He was a veteran of World War II where he served with the U.S. Army-Air Force as a corporal in the Headquarters 8th Army Air Force Base Unit, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal. Mr. Mahan was employed by the former Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. for 42 years, where he retired as a welding instructor in 1986.On August 12, 1944 he married Evelyn Jean Stollar who died July 22, 2010.Surviving are a son, Robert E. Mahan, Sr., husband of Darlene Mahan of Washington; two grandchildren, Amy Marie, wife of Gregg Ross and Robert E. Mahan, Jr., husband of Brenda Mahan; two great grandchildren, Jena Marie and Jesse E. Ross.Deceased in addition to his parents and wife are four brothers, Albert, Harvey, Burdett and Kenneth Mahan; three sisters, Beatrice Travis, Helen Horr and Vernelle Dinsmore; three half sisters, Uta Gittings, Pearl Kimble and Laura Wade; two half brothers, Paul and Willard Mahan.Mr. Mahan was the last of his immediate family.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 1701 Ridgewood Dr., Washington, Pa. 15301.