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John Christopher Maher

  • On January 20, 2021

John Christopher Maher of Venetia, PA, formerly of Buffalo, NY died on January 15, 2021 at the age of 53 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Sheryl Maher (née Budrow) of 25 years, loving father of Delton (Ashley) Arno, Jason (Sarah) Arno, Lydia Maher, and Abigail Maher and adoring papa to Olivia Arno. John truly lived life to the fullest and loved spending time with family and friends.

John was born in Buffalo, NY on February 17, 1967 to the late Jack and Lydia (Luisi) Maher. Loving brother of Laurie (Bill) Nice, Kerry (Joe) Krupa, Jacqueline (Ronald) Mandell and the late Michael Maher. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and worked as a National Sales Director for AFC Industries.
John was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed sports, traveling, classic cars, and practical jokes. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

Due to capacity limitations, friends and family are asked to make reservations at jcmreserve@gmail.com to be listed for the Mass of Christian Burial which will be held at St. Joseph’s University Parish (3269 Main Street Buffalo, NY) on Saturday January 23, 2021 at 11 am. For those unable to attend, there will be a livestream of the service on Sheryl Maher’s Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo City Mission. Please view and sign the family’s online guest book at www.PittsburghCremation.com

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Lydia Maher
  • Jan 20 2021
I’ll love you always dad ❤️
Steve Anton
  • Jan 21 2021
God Rest his soul.
Daniel Froelich
  • Jan 21 2021
I was truly saddened to hear the news of John's passing. I had the privilege of working with John for the last few years. John was always easy to talk to, had a great head for business, looking at the big picture, and a great sense of humor. Rest in Peace.
Kevin Godin
  • Jan 21 2021
I had the pleasure of working with John over the past several years. No matter what the situation, John was able to find something to laugh about. It always made me smile when I saw him get that mischievous expression on his face and look at me over his glasses. I will miss him greatly, as will so many others at AFC and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and to work with him. I pray for the family and those who were close to him that the Lord would strengthen you in your loss.
Aaron R.
  • Jan 22 2021
Rest in peace, Coach...difficult to hear of this.
Lynn & Brian Tucker
  • Jan 22 2021
Our deepest sympathies Sheryl, to you and your beautiful family. John will always be in our hearts and memories. We will always be here for you all. We Love you so much. Love, Lynn and Brian
Mark & Cindy Braun
  • Jan 23 2021
Sheryl and family, Our love goes out to you, sharing in your sorrow. With love and friendship. 💕
Robin Riggs
  • Jan 23 2021
Sheryl, Delton, Jason, Lydia and Abby: There are no words to make this any easier, however, you need to know that there are so many who loved John and love everyone one of you. Keep your happy memories close, I know there are many as John was such a good man. We hope to see you soon. Love, Van and Robin
  • Jan 23 2021
Richard and Terre Dawson. Our Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love you all.
Tony and Carm Cartone
  • Jan 23 2021
Sheryl, Jackie, Laurie, Kerry and family Our heart felt sympathy is with you on the passing of John. We remember John as the kind and loving husband, father, son, and brother he was. You are in our prayers.
Judy & Jim Lambert
  • Jan 24 2021
Sheryl & Family, No words can help ease the Loss you feel. Please know that you are & will be in Our Prayers. We pray that you will find Comfort in your Loving Memories & Strength in the support of your family.
Myra Ray
  • Jan 25 2021
May God and keep you during this time.
Norman Bork
  • Jan 27 2021
My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Sheryl. I was a friend of Jack and Lydia Maher and knew John when he was young. Norman Bork