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Thomas W. Maher
February 14, 1947 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Thomas W. Maher, 76 passed away peacefully Monday October 2. He was born February 14, 1947, in Youngstown, a son of James and Margaret Joyce Maher.
After graduating from Boardman High School in 1965, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corp as a reservist. Upon his discharge from the Marine Corp, Tom went to work as a locomotive engineer for Erie Lackawanna, Conrail and Norfolk & Southern Railroads following a long family tradition of working on the rails. He belonged to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Union. Tom was known for his love of buying trucks, motorcycles, and cars, especially corvettes. He enjoyed listening to Carlos Santana and going to casinos in Las Vegas, where his Irish luck was always on his side. Tom had a great sense of humor and had one liners for everything. He was very protective of his family and enjoyed his friends wherever he went. Tom married the love of his life the former Beverly Smith on Sept 7, 1968, and just celebrated 55 years of marriage. Along with his loving wife, Tom leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter Jaime (Scott) Owen, son Tommy (Misty) Maher, grandchildren Maddie and Straun, sister Vel (Ron) Kalby, brother in laws Ed (Iva) Smith and Dan (Kari) Smith, many nieces and nephews and his loveable dog Bailey.
Along with his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his in laws Edward (Margaret) Smith and Grandparents William (Velma) Joyce and Thomas (Bridget) Maher.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 Thursday October 5, 2023, at the Fox Funeral Home,4700 Market St. Boardman, and from 10 to 10:50 Friday October 6, 2023, at St. Charles Church, 7345 Westview Dr. Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be in Poland Riverside Cemetery.
Tom’s family wishes to thank Dr. Duran, his staff, the staff at Hampton Woods and the Cleveland Clinic for their care and support. He will be truly missed.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. Boardman.