George C. Mahers was born in 1919 in Philadelphia to John and Pearl Mahers. His family later moved to the West Chester area. George was one of six children.
After schooling, George obtained employment at the Nachman Spring Factory, which made automobile springs.
George was inducted into the Army in 1941. After training and service in this country, he was sent overseas to the European Theater in 1943. He served in the Fourth Armored Division of General Patton’s Third Army. The last letter his family received from George was dated April 9th in Germany.
Technical Fifth grade George C. Mahers was Killed In Action on Friday April 13, 1945. On Friday April 27th, his mother received the telegram from the Army notifying her of her son’s death. George was buried at a local military cemetery.
In 1949, George was returned for burial in his home county. A Memorial Service was held at the Mauger Funeral home on January 8, 1949. Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, followed by interment at St. Agnes Cemetery in West Chester.
Brothers William and John both served in the Army during the war.