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Friends and Family of Dennis W. Mahar

This scholarship is in memory of Dennis W. Mahar, long-time Director of the Area Agency on Aging for Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties and a devoted community volunteer. He passed away June 7, 2016, at the age of 63.

Dennis lived a challenging and especially exciting life. He lived in Olympia since August of 1979. He surrounded himself with stimulating public policy work in the field of aging, long term services and supports, as well as public financing. Dennis was very active in the community.

He leaves behind Lorrie, his beloved wife of almost 40 years. They traveled the world, shared every moment, loved their dogs, and fell in love with their friends’ kids. They had an amazing life together.