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“TO MY OTHER FATHER I HAD IN MY LIFE. JOHN YOU WERE A GREAT MAN , A WONDERFUL FATHER TO YOUR CHILDREN AND A WONDERFUL GRAND PARENT. YOU WILL NEVER BE...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: kelly werkmeister - spring hill, FL

“We are very sorry for your loss Michelle, and all family. May God be with you all Susan Morelli and Family ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: susan Morell

“Johnny, you were a good friend for over 50 years. We shared some tough times but more good times. Selling the Sunday papers in front of the deli,...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tom and Denise Martin - Nazareth, PA

“To my brother and buddy. May the dear Lord watch over you. Never had anybody that enjoyed my Collard greens and neck bones, (Tenderized the way you...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Nasca - JESUP, GA

“you are a great man pops you will be missed but never forgotten ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: ryan maaser - springhill, FL

Fishing trip 2013 “I know that you wanted to feel the pull of a fish on the end of a pole, one more time. I hope you are fishing to your hearts content in heaven. Thank...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: michelle gorman - FL - daughter

“I believe that the whole story was a little short. It left out his wife who loved him GERALDINE. HE was my brother in law who I really enjoyed...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Joseph Nasca Sr. - itasca, IL

John and Vanessa “You have always been an amazing man ......love and caring. An awesome dad and grandpa A heart of gold. We will miss you and all the fun ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Rosemary - Las vegas, NV


John F. Maher, Jr., 63, passed away peacefully in his daughter Michelle's home, held by and surrounded by his loving family.

He was a loving "Dad" to 7 children; Mary, Chip, Michelle, Megan, John, Joseph, and Dena. Father in law to John, James, Tina, Alyssa, George, and Shawn all of FL.
An adored "Pop" to 16 grandchildren; Amanda, Alicia, Patrick, Kory, Vanessa, Vincent, Kristin, Sarah, Steven, Justin, Jacob, Skyler, Samantha. Also, Brandon, Cody, and Aaliyah.
His grandson Skyler, who was more like a son, held the tenderest piece of his heart.
He is predeceased by; his mother Catherine and father John and former wife Esther. He is survived by; companion Geraldine of FL.; Brother Brian, sister in law Mel and nieces; Jennifer, Jessica, and nephew Brian Jr., all of CT.

He was born and raised in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He attended St. Bartholomew Catholic school. He served in the United States Marine Corp. 1969-1970. He held management positions with General Motors and Twin County Grocers in addition to being an entrepreneur and independent business owner. He moved to Florida in 1999 from Jackson, New Jersey, to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Prior to retirement he worked for Condor Pool Spa & Billiards in Brooksville, FL. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Brooksville.

He demonstrated Christianity by possessing a deep level of empathy and compassion towards others, especially children. Even though he was a man of modest means, he was giving. He was an unassuming sponsoring member of various local and global charities for children including the following: Toys for Tots, Christian Appalachian Project, Special Olympics, Smile Train, St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, and Shriners Children's hospital in addition to the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO.

He was a man of humility, dignity, and insight. Of his terminal diagnosis, He stated "This was a gift; I was given a gift; a gift of time; time to prepare and say my goodbyes".

A Gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, April 3rd from 11:00am to 12:00pm at Brewer Funeral Home on 1190 South Broad Street in Brooksville.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00pm in the Brewer Chapel. Light refreshments will be served. Inurnment will be held at Florida National Cemetery at 2:30pm. Please notify the staff upon arrival if you plan on joining the 30 minute escorted procession from Brewer to the Cemetery.