The Desert Sun
March 23, 2015
USMC Retired. 1943 – 1986
Colonel Mahakian served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War.
Between wars, he received a BA degree from USC. He worked in Radio, Television Broadcasting and Motion Pictures as a Post Production Coordinator, Film Editor and Sound Editor. His Motion Picture career spanned from Television series such as The Odd Couple, The Brady Bunch as well as several others, to Major Films such as Rebel Without a Cause, The Manchurian Candidate, West Side Story and more. He was awarded a Golden Reel Award and two Emmys.
In retirement, he loved collecting books and stamps.
Carl was devoted to his loving wife Patricia and his daughter Susan. His loss in this world will be felt by many.
Donations can be made to the VFW-Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Burial services will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, VA. Services have been entrusted to FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert.
MAHAKIAN, Carl Karnig
Born: March 7, 1926, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Died: March 9, 2015, Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.
Carl Mahakian’s westerns – sound editor, dialogue editor:
The Far Horizons - 1955 [sound editor]
Barbary Coast (TV) - 1975 [sound editor]
Death Hunt - 1981 [dialogue editor]