Thomas B. Maus

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Thomas B. Maus, Sr. was born March 21, 1935 in Petoskey, Michigan, the second of five children of William Henry Maus and Gertrude Fochtman Maus. Tom was a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School (formerly Central Catholic High School), Ft. Lauderdale, FL (1953) and the University of Notre Dame (1957). After college, Tom married the love of his life, Judy Hankes, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard (Norfolk, VA). Tom then settled in Ft. Lauderdale, FL to work for Maus & Hoffman, the family-owned clothing business. He loved the business and happily devoted himself to work as the company expanded into Palm Beach, Naples, Boca Raton, Bal Harbour and Sarasota. Tom enjoyed boating and fishing in the waterways and lakes of Florida and Michigan. Because of Tom's frequent travels between Florida and Michigan he could recite the highway, mileage and length of time between these destinations and any points in between, including feature attractions and roadside diners. Tom was an ardent supporter of the preservation of the Colee Hammock neighborhood where he lived and raised his family for more than 40 years. He was a life-long supporter of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, a member of the Executives Association of Fort Lauderdale, The Hundred Club, a director of Southeast Bank and served on several community boards. Tom served on the Notre Dame Alumni Board, and helped plan many events for the Notre Dame Club of Ft. Lauderdale, including Spring Break events and St. Patrick's Day celebrations at the Governors' Club Hotel. Above all else, Tom was a family man and mentor to his children who loved him for his integrity, creativity, spirit and humor. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a passionate supporter of the values of family, community and civic responsibility. Tom is survived by his wife, Judy Hankes Maus, and six children, Catherine Maus, Susan Prattos (George), Tom Maus, Jr. (Jean), Joe Maus (Kristen), George Maus, Mary Pool (Jeff), thirteen grandchildren, two brothers, Bill Maus and John Maus, and two sisters, Jane Hearne and Julie Norcross. There will be a visitation at Fred Hunter Funeral Home, 718 South Federal Highway, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. A Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the .

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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Nov. 11, 2013
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