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.