Cornelius (CJ) Maher

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Cornelius (CJ) Maher Cornelius (CJ) Maher, age 81, passed away peacefully on July 9 in Hilton Head Hospital. CJ was born on October 7, 1936 to Mary and Michael Maher of Mamaroneck, N.Y. In 1953, he graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y. Upon graduation, he attended Oneonta State College, where he became the only freshman to make the school's basketball squad that year. He would also attend Hunter College in New York City. CJ went on to serve four years in the United States Marine Corps. Returning to civilian life, he began a successful 30-year career with IBM in New York City and White Plains, N.Y. CJ married Diane Miell on October 7, 1961 his 25th birthday. Together, they had four sons: Kevin Maher of Eastchester, N.Y.; Greg Maher of Cedar Knolls, N.J.; Brian Maher of Baltimore, MD. , Scott Maher, and his wife Deborah, of Mahopac, N.Y. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Taylor and Jordan Maher of Mahopac, N.Y. A natural "people person," he enjoyed the company of many close friends. Among these were the members of the ROMEO Club Retired Old Men Eating Out. His smile and warm personality will be sorely missed at their weekly get-togethers. CJ was deeply committed to his Catholic faith his entire life, beginning from his early experiences as an altar boy. In retirement, he attended Mass daily. He also sang in his church choir, which was a source of joy. Furthermore, CJ was a Third Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus on Hilton Head. In his spare time he enjoyed crossword puzzles, word games, watching Jeopardy! every night, and sports especially Notre Dame sports. For his 75th birthday, CJ chose to celebrate by going to South Bend, IN to watch his beloved Notre Dame football team live. Taking up the game in retirement, he also managed to break 80 in golf on a very challenging course, no less. CJ's family and friends will miss him dearly. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 16th at St. Francis Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road, Hilton Head, South Carolina. Prior to the Mass, a Viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the church, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.
Published in The Island Packet on July 12, 2018
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