Thomas William Maher, 76, Kokomo, passed away August 26, 2019, at his home. He was born July 15, 1943, in Kokomo, the son of John O. & Mina Lou (Carlston) Maher.
Tom was a 1961 graduate of Kokomo High school. He also graduated from the Culver Navel Academy and attended Indiana University. Tom served with the Indiana National Guard for 6 years. For 30 years he was the co-owner of Maher’s Men’s and Ladies clothing store, and owner of Maher’s III Men’s clothing store in Kokomo. Tom also served as a substitute teacher for Kokomo Center School Corp, as an aid in the Special Education Department, and worked with Autistic clients at Bona Vista. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where he sang in the choir, and with the Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Group.
Tom is survived by Margaret Ervington; father, John O. Maher; sister, Nancy Maher; brother, Mike (Susie) Maher; daughters, Melissa Maher, Christi Milliken, and Kathy (Jay) Anderson; and grandchildren, Rylie, Olivia, Sophia, and Nathaniel.
Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Mina Lou Maher; and wife, Barbara Maher.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Thursday, September 5, 2019, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington Street, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Brian Dudzinski the celebrant. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10-11 am Thursday, September 5, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to Bona Vista. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held from 2-4 pm Saturday September 28, at the Kokomo Country Club, 1801 Country Club Dr., Kokomo. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
There's still time to send flowers to the Celebration Gathering at the Kokomo Country Club (Kokomo) from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on September 28, 2019.
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