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John E. “Jack” Maher

October 4, 1937 - November 17, 2018


John E. “Jack” Maher, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on October 4, 1937, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and MaryAnn (Carlin) Maher. Jack was a graduate of Northeast Catholic School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and his city as a firefighter in Camden City, NJ, Ladder 3. Jack retired after several years of dedicated service.

A devout Catholic, he attended Mass at Holy Family R.C. Church. Jack was also a member of Knights of Columbus. Above all, he will be remembered as a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his sister, MaryAnn Fitzgerald; brothers, Joseph F. Maher and Charles O’Toole; and niece, “Bunny.” He is survived by his daughter, Jean M. Barberio of Deptford, NJ; granddaughter, Bernadette Barberio of Deptford, NJ; and many nieces and nephews, Paul Fitzgerald, Jim Maher, Kelly (Maher) Myers, Jen (Maher) Pierson, Joe Maher and their families.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd, Newark, DE 19713.

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10 Condolences for John E. “Jack” Maher

  • I don’t know you personally but I know one of your nieces (Jen). And by knowing her as a friend and reading your obituary, I know you are a kind hearted man. Prayers to the rest of the family.

    From one Marine to another….Semper Fi

  • Thankyou very much. We plan on also doing a traditional veteran burial ceremony after the new year where his ashes will be permanently kept. Your kind thoughts are very much appreciated.

  • Sending peace and love to fa.ily and friends and sorrow for your grief and mourning.

  • A relative lives on the same street where Jack lived and every time I visited Jack would walk over and visit. He was a very pleasant man and a good, caring neighbor to my relative. Jack had a great faith and will be missed. God’s blessings on his family.

  • We met Jack while volunteering at Little Sisters. He helped putting up Christmas decorations in the Atrium and common areas. Jack was such a great guy and we enjoyed his humor. He was such a kind man, many a time, you would find him helping the residents and with the sisters. We will keep your in our prayers.

  • I miss my neighbor everyday, we became close these last few months–you are forever in my heart. Rest in peace Mr. Jack!

  • So sad to hear Jack had passed. He went to Wednesday night prayer meetings at Little Sisters and to morning rosary and mass at Holy Family Church. He will be missed. May he rest in peace and I will remember him in my prayers.

  • “Uncle Jack”, you were loved more than our hearts can express. So dear to us, our favorite Uncle We miss you SO much!!
    I will miss your Dutch Apple Pies! 😀
    + Rest in peace +
    Paul, AmyLou, Emily, Elliot & Aidan

  • Jeanie, that’s wonderful!! He would be so pleased!

  • Hi Jean, John was a Brother Knight in Our Council. We have a Condolence from the Knights of Columbus we want to send to the Family. Please let me know what’s the best address to send it to.
    Thank you, Sincerely Joe Polidoro GK.