Thursday, December 3, 2009


On Saturday morning at 11:00 I will be the emcee at an event to remember Thomas Maher and Pearl Harbor. The event will take place at the Boy Scouts Of America at 985 West Fillmore Street, C/S. CO 80907.


Thomas W. Maher, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tom was born August 15, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to John and Helen (Schmidt) Maher. He married his beloved Carmela on June 29, 1952 in Queens, New York. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carmela Maher of Colorado Springs; his four sons Gary, Joe (and his wife Jana), Tommy (and his wife Yvette), and Frank; granddaughters Tricia Maher, Lee Tomberlin (and her husband John), and Lauren Maher; grandsons Travis Valdez, Zach Maher, Austin Maher, Buck Maher, Joe Maher and Sal Arena; great granddaughters Tisha, Jada and Selena Valdez; and great grandsons Gavin Leyba and Landon Tomberlin. He was a WWII Veteran, having served in the US Navy as a Gunners Mate aboard the USS Arkansas. He was actively involved in the community, giving his time to Cadets in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, and serving as the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Events Coordinator. He loved spending time with his family, participating in US Navy functions, and traveling. He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His unexpected departure leaves the entire family with a tremendous hole in their hearts. All those that knew him will miss him. Cherished memories of Tom's jokes and laughter will remain in the hearts of his family and many, many, friends forever. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Naval-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203. A visitation will be held from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 23, at St, Mary's Cathedral, 22 West Kiowa in Colorado Springs. A Holy Rosary will be said at 1:30 p.m. and a Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. A reception will then follow at St. Mary's fellowship hall. Cremation is planned and burial will be at the Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, New York.

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