JOHN E. "JACK" MAHER was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 4, 1937 to Joseph F. Maher and his wife, the former Mary Ann Carlin O'Toole. He was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and served three years, from January 21, 1957 until January 20, 1960.

Jack Maher was hired at 32 years of age on November 3, 1969 and retired January 1, 1997, serving the City of Camden for over 27 years. In the early 1990s he served with First Platoon, Engine Company 3 alongside Captain Thomas Stammerjohann and firefighters Ronald Crowder and Donald Jankiewicz. He finished his career with Ladder Company 3 in East Camden.

Jack Maher's last years were spent as a resident of Newark, Delaware. He passed away on  November 17, 2018.

Dedication of Camden Fire Department
Line of Duty Death Memorial
September 9, 2006
Monsignor Michael Mannion
retired Camden Fire Department member 
John E. "Jack" Maher

In foreground, retired Camden Fire Department member  John E. "Jack" Maher talking to Fire Fighter Larry Smith, son of fallen Fire Fighter Earl A. Smith. Behind them, Mrs. Pat Bartosz speaking with Deputy Chief Paul Price (holding white hat).

John E. “Jack” Maher
October 4, 1937 – November 17, 2018

John E. “Jack” Maher, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on October 4, 1937, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and MaryAnn (Carlin) Maher. Jack was a graduate of Northeast Catholic School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and his city as a firefighter in Camden City, NJ, Ladder 3. Jack retired after several years of dedicated service.

A devout Catholic, he attended Mass at Holy Family R.C. Church. Jack was also a member of Knights of Columbus. Above all, he will be remembered as a loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his sister, MaryAnn Fitzgerald; brothers, Joseph F. Maher and Charles O’Toole; and niece, “Bunny.” He is survived by his daughter, Jean M. Barberio of Deptford, NJ; granddaughter, Bernadette Barberio of Deptford, NJ; and many nieces and nephews, Paul Fitzgerald, Jim Maher, Kelly (Maher) Myers, Jen (Maher) Pierson, Joe Maher and their families.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd, Newark, DE 19713..