Thomas W. Mahan Ph.D.
Last updated 9/2/2020 at 5:41pm
Thomas W. Mahan, Ph.D., 91, a resident of Brevard since 1991, died Aug. 31, 2020.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Petersen, his joy and inspiration; two children, Maureen M. Copelof and husband, Sylvan, of Brevard; and son, T. Brendan Mahan and wife, Sally Parker, of Atlanta, Ga.
A retired graduate dean and psychology professor, he had a rich and varied career. After spending seven years as Catholic seminarian and three years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, he turned to the academic world, where he spent over 35 years before retiring to Brevard. In the turbulent years of the...