Brian Edward Maher, 87, of Salem, passed away at 9:00 PM on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on August 21, 1933, in Brisbane, Queensland Australia to the late Edward Maher and Mary (Sterner) Maher. Brian’s father died when he was very young and in 1944 his mother married Jesse Barrow. Jesse, stationed in Australia, was in the US Army/Air Force and served in the Pacific Campaign in World War II.
Brian was employed as a mechanical drafter at Hunt Valve Co. Inc., East Ohio Machinery, E W Bliss and various firms in Akron. He was an avid walker and usually walked 5 miles per day. He was often seen walking to work from his home outside of town. He enjoyed a good meal and good food. He was a bit of a history buff and enjoyed learning about all things history. Recently, his reading selections of choice were true crime novels. Brian spent time outside with his children and could often be found shooting a basketball and listening to the Pittsburgh Pirates on the radio. Over the years he was a coach and umpire for Little League baseball. Brian was a simple man. He was quiet and solitary by nature. He will be missed by those who truly knew him.
Brian is survived by his children; Nancy Maher of Seattle WA; Bruce Maher of Salem, Susan Wolfgang (Maher) of Canfield, and , 8 grandchildren: Jude, Eden, Joshua, Isaiah, Mallory, Kasey, Ryan, Max, and 1 great-grandchild, and his best friend forever Helen Baker of Salem.
Along with his parents and stepfather, Brian is preceded in death by his brother; Raymond Sterner of California and sister; June Sterner of Australia
There are no services at this time.
Care was entrusted to Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services of Salem, Ohio.