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Robert G. "Bob" Mahan

June 19, 1949 - July 15, 2019

On July 15th, 2019, Dr. Robert G. Mahan passed from this Earth. He is survived by his brother, Charles Edward Mahan, Junior, his sister-in-law, Heidi Mahan, his nephews Charles Edward Mahan, III, Travis Lee Mahan, and his nieces, Lauri Lynne Montañez, Kaaren Leslee Mahan, and many close friends that he also considered family.

Bob received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the Christopher Newport University, and his Masters, Specialist Degree and his Doctoral degree in mental health counseling from the College of William and Mary.  He was also on the State Board of the Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors for many years.  Bob usually asked his many clients and supervisees to call him “Dr. Bob.”

Bob was a lover of music. He was a great asset in putting the Blues Network together locally in Virginia. He coordinated with local musicians to promote high quality music that many appreciated. Bob loved fishing with his nephews when they were younger and getting together with his friends, listening to music, and eating great food. Bob loved sailing the Chesapeake Bay with his friends on his two sailboats. Prior to his death, Bob donated one of his sail boats to his Alma Mater, Christopher Newport University, which he attended, as did his father. He was an asset to the community and to those who came in contact with him, having a positive impact and always helping others.

Bob had a wonderful sense of humor and was very supportive and compassionate. He good-naturedly dealt with the shennagins of his nieces and nephews. Bob enjoyed interacting with his grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and was often an instigator of toddler “trouble”. His love, smiles, laughs, joking and sage advice will be missed greatly. Many of these great traits were taught and passed on from his father and were engrained in the nephews and nieces and have also been passed on to grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Bob will be laid to rest with his ashes spread along with his mother, Doris Robison, and his father Charles Edward Mahan, Senior, on the same island with a lighthouse overlooking Chesapeake Bay. The family greatly thanks Bob’s close friends who gave him support over the last months and years of his life. Bob will be missed greatly by friends and family.

Altmeyer Funeral Home- Denbigh Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

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