Patrick John Mahan

September 22, 1986July 10, 2021
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Patrick John Mahan, 34, was born in Denver, CO to John and Margo Mahan. He graduated from Aurora Central High School. Following graduation, Patrick enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he selflessly served his country for 8 years. Patrick’s military service awards include Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal in lieu of 3rd award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars. After being honorably discharged, he found a second brotherhood and has been with the Denver Fire Department since May 2015. With the DFD, Patrick showed exemplary courage and a dedication to others, earning an Engine Company Unit Citation for his efforts. Patrick enjoyed flying, shooting, all things outdoors and spending time with his many wonderful friends.

Patrick is survived by his mother, Margo; brother, Paul (Stefanie); sister, Andrea (Mike); and loving girlfriend, Lauren. He was a devoted uncle to Mackenzie, Avery, Ashley, Sofia, Maddie, and Mason. Patrick made a lasting impression on everyone he met. His dedication to his community, nation, family and friends has left a legacy that will never be forgotten.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at Denver First Church, 3800 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, CO. Reception to follow at Colorado Professional Firefighters Union Hall, 12 Lakeside Lane, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80212.

Committal Service will take place at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 23, 2021


  • Reception

    Friday, July 23, 2021


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Mathew Comer

July 23, 2021

I went to middle school with Pat. I remember the many sleepovers we had at Dane's house, staying up all night. Pat had the best sense of humor keeping us laughing so loud dane's mom would yell at us! I have many hilarious memories of dares we all had to do. I remember playing baseball with Pat for the shamrocks and having to do push ups. Pat was always someone you could count on. I remember we made a club and to be in our club Pat printed out a contract with a list of supplies you had to have. Pat was a leader, and a great friend!!!!

Cherie & Bob Breese

July 23, 2021

Paulie, we were never honored to have met your brother but feel we know him through your stories. We know it's a great loss for you & your family but know that the love of family & your memories will see you through today & the months to come. May God wrap his arms around you & heal your broken heart. We love you & glad we're a family! ❤️

James Johansen

July 22, 2021

I didnt know Patrick personally but i am friends with his brother Paul I know you were a great brother ,son and friend to many You were a American Hero just like Paulie You served youre county and youre community Rest in peace my friend We all lost a good man 🙏

David Lee

July 21, 2021

I first met Patrick in 2007 when he joined Police Transition Team-2, the small Iraqi Police advisor unit of which I was the Officer-in-Charge. Our team trained, mentored, and advised more than 500 Iraqi Police Officers in Baghdadi, Iraq. Although the work was hazardous, relentless, and often monotonous, Patrick always displayed a positive attitude and demeanor that was inspirational to those around him. He made fast friends with his Iraqi counterparts and earned their respect, trust, and confidence. His sense of humor was remarkable and a welcome distraction from the serious nature of our mission. We could always count on his leadership and work ethic to see us through the toughest times.

Patrick was an exceptional Marine and human being in general. We are lucky to have known him and are inspired by the example that he set. He was a true patriot and American hero. We will miss him dearly. Until Valhalla.

Semper Fidelis,

David R. Lee, USMC
On behalf of the Marines and Corpsman of PTT-2

Courtney Walsh

July 20, 2021

Courtney Walsh

July 20, 2021

Margo and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Patrick was an amazing leader and friend to so many. His path to leadership started early and we were blessed to see him excel in CAP as a young man. His kind heart, keen sense of humor and his natural outdoor skills made him an outstanding FTX trainer. His sharp color guard leadership brought the Valkyrie Cadet Squadron many awards. He truly contributed greatly to our unit's success and the personal development of so many other young men and women through his leadership with us. We are forever grateful for his service to CAP, the Marines, Denver Fire and to others always.
With love and deepest sympathy,
Courtney Walsh & Family

Jimmy Perez

July 19, 2021

I had the honor of working with Pat a few times in the firehouse, but the privilege of being his flight instructor. I was devastated to hear that Pat had died. Over the past few years, we got to know each other; it’s a special friendship that develops between a student and instructor. It was truly a joy every time we met at the airport. He was a focused, disciplined student and an excellent pilot, but more so a great person to be around. I will miss Pat immensely, but will always keep him in my heart.

Carolyn O’Brien

July 17, 2021

I will always remember Patrick’s smiling face and cheerfulness in our class. He was one of my all time sweetest. It’s no surprise that he grew up to become such a phenomenal person. I am heartbroken for your loss.
Carolyn O’Brien (Jamaica Elementary)

David Hunt

July 14, 2021

Devastated Pat is gone. We all loved him and cherished the times he could get away with Jenna and visit us here in New England. Even our extended families that got to meet him when we dragged him to family reunions loved him and ask about him always (They are not the easiest group to win over!) He was my favorite guy of his generation I know. His big smile and many accomplishments in the Marine Corps are happy memories. Condolences to you all. I and we will keep him in our hearts and prayers always.

David Gabe and Maeve Hunt