Patrick Maher, age 75, died peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Pat was proud of his Irish heritage, possessing the wit and humor of a true Irishman. He could repair anything and everything, collecting a lifetime of tools and materials to handle any job. Pat graduated from Western Michigan University in 1966 with his Master’s Degree in Counseling. He was a junior high counselor for 8 years before opening a gift store in downtown Grand Rapids. It wasn’t until beginning work at Sign Comp, however, that he found his professional calling as a customer service rep, interacting with and helping people every day. He worked at Sign Comp for 14 years until his retirement. Pat is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Maureen; sons, Kevin (Carolyn), Timothy (Varunyoo), Michael (Regina) and Sean (Kate); 12 Grandchildren, Brian, Yoshee, Tito, Cristian, Katherine, Nicolas, Jacob, Max, Elizabeth, Lucia Rose, Kathy and Michelle; his sister, Peggy Duba (Ed); sister-in-law, Rosemary Zant and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank the staff at American House Kentwood for the loving care provided to Pat and the caregivers at Spectrum Hospice for the comfort they offered Pat and family. Per Pat’s wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 750 Gladstone Dr. S.E., E. Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Rev. Scott Nolan presiding. The family will meet friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s name to St. Stephen’s Catholic School.
Maureen and family,
I send my most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father.
Did not know about Pat’s passing until today, 4/22/18.
May the Lord give you strength and courage during this most sorrowful
Maureen, I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Pat. He and I taught at Caledonia Junior High School back in the day. Pat was a good man whom I have always considered a friend.