Samuel Henry Mahan, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Samuel Henry Mahan, Jr.

September 9, 1959 - October 28, 2020

Samuel Henry Mahan, Jr., age 61, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 9, 1959, he was a son of the late Barbara (Beebe) and Samuel Henry Mahan, Sr. After graduating from Wilmington High School, Sam enlisted in the US Army. He made his career in HVAC where he worked at American Petroleum for the past 18 years.

After retirement, Sam enjoyed spending time with his family while camping at Holly Lake. A true family man, he lived his life for his children and grandchildren. Sam will be dearly missed by his loving family and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lee Owens and grandson, Braeden Hardy. Sam is survived by wife of 32 years, Trudy Victoria Mahan; daughters, Dawn Yerkes (Albert), Heather Hardy (Brandon), Nicole Woodie (Jon), and Shawn Williams (Chris); brothers, Robert Mahan and Warren Mahan (Addie); 12 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

 A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:30 am on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 11:30 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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15 Condolences for Samuel Henry Mahan, Jr.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss, Trudy. Much love and prayers for you my sweet friend❤️

  • Dear Trudy. & Family,
    We are so sad to hear about Sam.
    God bless you all.

  • My heart felt condolences to my sister Trudy, my nieces, Dawn, Niki, Heather and Shawn. Never forget Sam will always be watching over you. He was a good man. He loved Trudy and my nieces very much. He had a good sense of humor and would do anything for anyone. Godspeed Sam

  • So sorry Trudy. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  • Just want to send my love n condolences to the family. Pop pop will be miss by all,

  • May you rest in peace eternally… no worries .. no hurt…remembering those who loved you … you will always be remembered… never lost … your wife and your children will always walk with you and will be with you again when its time … rest in peace till then

  • Sending my deepest condolences and keeping the family uplifted in prayer. Rest Eternally Mr. Sam

  • To The Rush family in this difficult time please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you .From Deanna,Jeff And (Puppycat ) Samantha as that is what Uncle Mike called Samantha

  • So sorry to hear of your loss

  • Heather, just wanted to let you and your family know you are in my thought and prayers today. Sending hugs and prayers, may god bless and keep you safe.

  • My condolences to Trudy, Niki, sisters and family.

  • Trudy,
    So sorry for your loss. Sam had the best attitude for life. He was an awesome person and the best teammate. Loved his sense of humor ! Our prayers are with you.
    Rick and Lynn

  • Sending sympathy to Sam’s family and friends. Special heartfelt thoughts to Dawn and all her family. Always remember the special occasions that you shared with your father throughout his life. Dawn, your journey in life will continue, enjoy it.

  • Rip Sam loved working with you the day went fast Peace Brother

  • I miss you so much PopPop. I wish you were here to meet and watch your first great granddaughter grow, you have 3 great grandbabies now. And I know you’d love them all to pieces. I know you’re no longer here earthside. But I know you’re always with us. I feel your presence all the time. Leilani has made it clear that she’s seen your spirit and knows you are “mommy’s PopPop” Liam Leilani & Logan are amazing little kids. And I wish they would have had the opportunity to grow up with you the way me and the rest of the grandkids did. You were Superman in all our eyes. And you still are. And always will be. You showed all us girls what a man is supposed to do for his woman and how he should treat his woman. You set our standards high because no man could ever measure up to you. If someone couldn’t do it. We knew who to call.. cuz PopPop could do it. You showed all the grandsons an example of what it means to be a man.. safe to say Cody got the message. Hes happily married. All the kids are working and have jobs. We’re all doing well. You’d be so proud of us all. I know you’re always with me. I feel your presence all the time. You will never be forgotten. I’ll keep your name and memory alive until my last breath. I’ll never let your name or memory fade. I miss you pop. Save me a seat. Love you