Joseph Ellis Mahan, 71, passed away on July 17, 2022 in Ocala, Florida. He was born December 14, 1950 to Bruce Lloyd Mahan and Neoma Maxine McCliggott in Saginaw, Michigan. He worked as a culinary chef.
He is preceded by Bruce and Neoma Mahan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Susan Joy Mahan; sons, Phillip Mahan and Collin Mahan; daughters, Bethany (Taz) and Rosie Mahan; brothers, Bruce Mahan Jr. "Bo" and Matthew "Mac"; sisters, Connie, Theresa, Sue Ellen and Donna.
Joseph's name means he shall add. And that he did: he added laughter and joy to those around him he added a zest of life. When he was in high school he was a proficient athlete. On his football team he was a major player that made his team take Allstate not losing a game. He was proficient in golf basketball. His real love was cooking though and that's how he showed his love. He took all of those athletic skills and was able to direct them into food service becoming a four star four diamond brunch chef for Grand traverse resort. His middle name Ellis means, kind benevolent. He had a compassion for those less fortunate than himself. At age 45 he had a brain hematoma. Though extremely incapacitated at the time he fought back to the point where he was getting around with a cane. One time he was driving by someone who seem to be sitting in the lawn as though they had fallen. He pulled over. He checked to see if they were okay. It turns out the woman had fallen and couldn't get up. He called 911 on his cell phone. She asked him to stay so he sat down with her till 911 came at which point they had to get both of them back up. He was constantly looking for ways to be kind to those who were less fortunate than himself. He was truly an honorable man and we will miss him greatly.