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CARL E. MAAHS JR., ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, NAVAL OFFICER

Carl E. Maahs Jr., an electrical engineer, naval officer and businessman, died Dec. 5, 1997, in Charleston, S.C., and was buried Dec. 17 in Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery. He was 54.

"Carl died of a heart attack in Charleston," said his brother, Robert of Corfu.

Born in Hattiesburg, Miss., Maahs came to Williamsville with his family in 1957. At Williamsville High School, he played on the varsity basketball, baseball and football teams.

In 1963, he enlisted in the Navy and was trained as an electrical engineer at Texas A&M University, where he also took naval officer training. During the Vietnam War, Maahs commanded a submarine tender. In 1985, he retired from the Navy with the rank of lieutenant commander.

As a civilian, Maahs returned to engineering and was a vice president of a Charleston engineering firm when he died.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Lou Rouleau; a daughter, Tammy Pearl; two sons, Carl E. III and Timothy; and his parents, Carl E. and Edna Maahs, all of Charleston; and a brother, Robert.

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