John Edward Maher


WHITESBORO — John Edward Maher, 84, passed away on July 24, 2022, at Central Park Nursing Home in Syracuse.

He was born in Utica, on September 24, 1937, a son of the late Walter and Florence Maher. John was a 1955 graduate of Saint Francis de Sales High School, and graduated from Utica College in 1976. He served in the United States Army from 1958-1961. John worked for General Electric in Utica from 1962 to 1993.

On July 31, 1965, he was united in marriage with Patricia M. Grabowski, a loving union of almost 36 years until her death in 2001.

He was a longtime parishioner and volunteer at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Whitesboro, NY. He was a coach for Little League and Babe Ruth baseball and for CYO basketball for many years. He was also an avid golfer. John and Patricia spent many summers at the family camp on the Saint Lawrence River where he loved fishing, boating, and family gatherings.

John is survived by his three sons, John, Jim (and wife Kimberly), and Bob (and wife Amy). He is also survived by his six beloved grandchildren, John, Patrick, Thomas, Zachary, Julia, and Andrew. He was predeceased by his siblings, Walter, Elizabeth, Carol, and William.

Calling hours for family and friends will be Thursday, July 28, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 1517 Whitesboro St., Utica. The funeral will be held on Friday, July 29, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Whitesboro, where his Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Whitesboro, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in John’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association ( Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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