Thomas P. Maher, 77 of New Alexandria, died peacefully in his home on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
Tom was born December 10, 1945 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Thomas R. and Mary (Zachar) Maher.
Throughout his childhood, he worked in his father’s auto salvage business (Tommy’s Truck Parts) learning his craft. In his early adulthood, he became the owner operator of that same business which expanded to providing industrial equipment support to the oil and gas industry. This career choice gave him the unique opportunity to continually learn and experiment with his creative ideas. His ideas eventually lead to a patent for a device that helped prevent environmental spills caused by natural gas wells. He was also US Army / National Guard Veteran serving over 7 years
His family and friends describe him as a gregarious individual who thoroughly enjoyed life. In his free time and throughout his retirement, he loved traveling the world with the wife he adored for over 53 years.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Linda A. (Giebel) Maher; two sons Thomas P. Maher Jr. (Jennifer Austin) of Devon, PA and Benjamin J. Maher (Amanda O. Maher, Ph.D.) of Ann Arbor, MI; one grandchild Henry Maher; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Family will receive friends for Thomas’s Life Celebration from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Friday, March 17, 2023 at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry 724-694-8331.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St, Latrobe, PA 15650, everyone please go directly to church, with Pastor David Clement officiating.
Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg.
The Blairsville Military Service Group will conduct full Military Honors at the cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at merlinfuneralhome.com.
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