Floyd M. Mahan, 92, supervisor at APG

April 16, 2004

Floyd M. Mahan, a retired Aberdeen Proving Ground supervisor, died in his sleep Saturday at Lorien Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Belcamp. The longtime Aberdeen resident was 92.

Mr. Mahan was born and raised in the Harford County community of Carson's Run, the sixth of 14 children. He left school after the fifth grade to help support his family and found work in 1932 at APG as a laborer. He later returned to school and earned his GED.

He worked his way up from testing small arms and ammunition to proof director, responsible for setting up munitions for testing. At his retirement in 1968, he was assistant chief and had written the manual for his job.

Mr. Mahan was married for 67 years to the former Treva Gilbert, who died in 2001.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Hawes of Aberdeen; two brothers, Russell Mahan of Camden, S.C., and Stanley Mahan of Aberdeen; three sisters, Laura Daniels of Cheshire, Mass., Mary Murray of Ascutney, Vt., and Esther Scarborough of Darlington; four grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

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