James D. Maher of Joliet and formerly of Orland Park and Chicago, IL, age 67, passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on Sunday March 28, 2021.
Jim was born January 18, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Annette (Stasiak) and Robert Maher.
Jim married Sharon Zagotta January 25, 1976. Along with Sharon, he is survived by his children, Kristin Maher, Lorien & Eric Carley, James Maher, Meaghan Maher, and Joseph Maher, his granddaughters, Elinor Carley and Chloe Clark, his siblings, Joseph and Gail Maher, Katherine and Mark Juppe, Paula Maher, Roberta and Ron Goldie, and William Maher.
Jim was a network solutions architect, technology systems consultant, and small business owner whose hobbies included woodworking and carpentry - particularly cabinetry, literature and book collecting, musical theory and guitar playing, gardening and landscape design, and gourmet cooking for his family.
According to Jim's wishes, his remains will be donated to the Anatomical Gift Association to further medical research. The family will celebrate his life with a private memorial mass. For more information please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 6, 2021.