Eugene T. Mahanay
1928 - 2021
Shrine of Remembrance
1730 East Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Eugene "Gene" T.


October 29, 1928

August 26, 2021

On August 26th, 2021, Eugene "Gene" T. Mahanay passed away at the age of 92 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eugene is survived by his wife Shizue of 63 years, his daughters Roxane (John) MacLellan and Lisa (Dutch) Opperman, and 3 grandchildren. Eugene is preceded by his brothers Herbert and Bennett Mahanay, his sister Carroll Wagner, and his father Eugene C. Mahanay and mother Eva Adeline Wilson.

Gene was born on October 29th, 1928 in Kirkwood, Missouri and grew up at Barrett's Station. He served 23 years in the military as a communications technician and retired as a TSGT in the US Air Force in 1974. After settling in Colorado Springs, Gene worked for Mountain Microwave until retirement, climbing to the summit of Almagre Mountain at 12,367 feet to keep the microwave tower functional. Gene enjoyed fishing, reading, tinkering and inventing, and classical music. He volunteered with the El Paso County Democratic Party, and attended Sunnyside Christian Church.

Eugene's memorial service and committal will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado at 10 am on Friday, September 24th, 2021.

Published by The Gazette from Sep. 13 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for TSgt Eugene T. Mahanay, service to our country in the US Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Steve Young Lt Col, USAF, Ret Director, Buckley SFB RAO
Debra Paradeis
September 15, 2021
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