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Colorado Springs says goodbye to longtime Wasson coach and teacher

August 10, 2017 Updated: August 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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photo - Bill Mahar (Courtesy/Matthew Isner)
Bill Mahar (Courtesy/Matthew Isner) 

Colorado Springs lost a longtime coach, teacher and friend when Bill Mahar died unexpectedly Saturday at age 64.

Mahar wanted to keep the details private after he had a sudden medical issue, said son-in-law Matthew Isner.

Mahar was a cheer coach and woodshop and auto shop teacher at Wasson High School, which became the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus in 2013.

Isner established a GoFundMe page - partly to help pay for final repairs on a 1972 Chevrolet Nova that Mahar kept at the school and worked on with students for more than 10 years.

"Anyone who was in the auto shop program know's Mahar's Nova," Isner said.

Donations also will help the family with medical and funeral costs.

A celebration of his life will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus, 2115 Afton Way.

Mahar recently was preparing for the start of the school year and an annual school show featuring live music, food and, of course, cars. This year's show will be held Sept. 16 as a memorial to honor Mahar's time and contributions as a member of the Wasson community.

Isner, a mechanic at Timing Belt King, said auto shop programs in high schools are important.

"These are good, high-paying careers that are readily available for students who don't need to go to a four-year college," he said.

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