Robert J. Maher
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1930 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Robert J. Maher, 84, of 36 Ontario St., passed away at his home, Sunday, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Pittsfield, Jan. 7, 1930, the son of the late John T. and Anastasia C. Rioux Maher. He attended the local schools and was a 1947 graduate of St. Joseph High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era, he was stationed in Alaska. Upon his discharge, he returned to Pittsfield and was employed as a mason for several years with the former Carroll, Verge & Whipple Constructions Co. He then was appointed a firefighter with the City of Pittsfield Fire Dept., where he served for ten years prior to his retirement due to a disability. Mr. Maher then became employed as truck driver for several area trucking firms prior to his employment with Lane Construction Company. He retired from there in 1992 with 15 years of service. Mr. Maher was a long time coach for the Giants team in the Pittsfield Pop Warner Junior Football program and was very involved in the initial years of the Boys Club Youth Hockey Program. Especially fond of riding on his "Big, Noisy Harley," he and his wife, after their respective retirements, traveled both cross country and up and down the Eastern Seaboard aboard his Harley. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joann P. Reynolds, formerly of New Lebanon, N.Y.; two sons, Kevin Maher and his wife, Teresa, and Martin Maher; two daughters, Nora Maher and Keiron "Kerry" Maher, all of Pittsfield; five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; his brother, John T. Maher of Ocala, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Ruth and her husband, Harold Evans, of New Lebanon, N.Y., and Jean Crosby of New Lebanon, N.Y. FUNERAL NOTICE: In keeping with his wishes, a celebration of his life will take place at a location and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME.
Devanny Condron Funeral Home
40 Maplewood Avenue Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 11, 2014