Mr. Richard "Dick" G. Maher of Saginaw, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at the Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Saginaw surrounded by his family, age 83 years.
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The son of the late Edwin and Cecelia (Sharon) Maher, Richard born Feb. 22, 1930 in Detroit and raised his children in Tawas City. Dick graduated in 1948 from St. Anthony's High School in Detroit. Richard is a veteran of the Korean War and has served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and in the U.S Air Force Reserves.
He married Ann Marie Landsiedel on June 19, 1954. She predeceased him Aug. 22, 1998. He was employed at General Motors Tech Center as a wood pattern maker for the design staff until his retirement. He also had small manufacturing and pattern making businesses in AuGres and Tawas City. He was a longtime member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Tawas City, and for several years he has been a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Saginaw.
Richard was a pilot and as a young man served in the Civil Air Patrol in Detroit. He enjoyed fishing with his children, golf, painting, photography and building and flying remote control airplanes. Even more than his hobbies, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Dick is survived by his children, Michael (Gail) Maher of Shelby Township, Mary (Taylor) Jennett of Beaverton, Elizabeth (Randy) Kenyon of Saginaw, Kelly (Danny) Moore of AuGres; John (Carmela) Maher of Vista, Calif., Thomas (Kelly) Maher of Riley and Patricia Maher of Lindon, Utah; grandchildren, Angela Maher Mills, Kathleen Maher, Thomas Jennett, Ann Jennett, Kari Pray, Scott Jennett, Jonathan McMurray, Joseph McMurray, Daniel Moore, Elizabeth Moore Schnettler, Nicholas Moore, John Esposito and Jillian Esposito; his great grandchildren, Ava Marie Burman, Charlie Schnettler, Benjamin Schnettler and Jacob Moore; a brother, Thomas E. Maher of Whittier, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Friends may call at Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment will take place 3 p.m. Friday in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Tawas. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
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Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from Sept. 11 to Sept. 24, 2013