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John Philip Maher III

San Antonio, Texas

May 28, 1930 – Mar 21, 2017 (Age 86)


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Sunset Funeral Home Obituary

John Philip "Jack" Maher III, Lt. Col. Ret. Army, died peacefully Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. Jack, "Papa Jack" to his fifteen grandchildren, lived a full life of love and integrity. He will be remembered most for his deeply kind nature, his magical...

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Our continued prayers for John and his Family. He will always be missed and in our hearts.

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Maher family.

I just learned about Jack's death and I am so sorry about his passing. Each of you carry a special place in my heart and I ache with you. I was very touched to see the obituary list his very special friends- - all who mean so very much to me. You have been an inspiration to me with the faith you carry and what a beautiful family you are. I love you very much. Kathleen Dallas Gomez

Our deepest condolences to the entire Maher family.

Please allow me to express my sincerest condolences on the loss of Mr. Maher. I'm honored to have been his colleague while at Harlandale ISD. He was also my lunch buddy for several years. I will always admire his intellect, wit, and willingness to help others. So many students and staff, including myself, were made better because of John. May our prayers provide comfort during this very difficult period.

Dear Maher family, I cannot tell you how many wonderful memories I have about Jack and the entire Maher family...there are just too many to recall. As a young man, I spent almost as much time in your home as I did my own. I ate more meals prepared by Mrs. Maher than I can remember! What I do remember is just how delicious they always were! I always felt welcome in your home and loved being a part of your family throughout my high school years. I have thought of you all often since then, and...

John was a wonderful, kind man. I worked with him in HISD for 8 years and he was one of my favorite people. His intelligence and thoughtfulness were an inspiration to all of us. He will be missed for his smile and generous spirit. Blessings to your family.

Jack, my boy, it was a great run. As your West Point roommate for 4 years, I came to know more about Texas than has ever been published or extolled. You were a great friend as well, and being far smarter then me, an academic staff upon which I came to lean. Oh how we suffered with your long distance pursuit of Janette; thank goodness it ended so well. You and Bob, our other "roomie", must be watching me as I pound this out. Save me a spot; I'll be along.
Cliff Neilson, E-1,...

Shauna and all, I had the priveledge to be invited into your parents home back when we ran around together. There was Always an atmosphere of family and sweet acceptance in your home. You are all very blessed