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“I loved having Mr. Maher for Math all through Jr. High. He taught us so much, can't say I absorbed it all, but the best I Remember about him, besides...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Darlene (Klemonsky) Barnes - class of 1965

“Sorry to hear about Bill. He was one of the most influential teachers for me at Henry James in the early 60s. I last saw him at Joe Kane's service...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Bill McGrath

“Mr. Maher was a wonderful teacher, who used his humor, wit, and knowledge to reach all of his students, regardless of their talents and abilities. ...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Susanne Driscoll Ziskis

“So very sorry to hear about Bill. Our condolences to the family. Kathy and Bill you two were quiet neighbors that came and went often going to...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ruth and Doug Johnson

“I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Maher's passing. I knew him as my PSSC Physics teacher in 1964 ... I remember him so fondly, his ever present smile (and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Marcia Hall Muzytschenko

“Bill and I were Science Dept chairmen. Me at Henry James and Bill at SHS. He was a dedicated professional always putting the students first. My...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Roger Carlson

“I'm very sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was one of the brightest and gifted men that I had the good fortune to have shared a professional...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Bill Arel

“Dear Michelle and Family,I am so sorry for your loss. What a colorful, rich and noble life. My heartfelt condolences to you.Sincerely,Marcia ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Marcia Kessler - E.L., MA


The family is saddened to announce the passing of William (Bill) T. Maher at age 88. Bill died peacefully on June 12 at the home he built in Granville, MA. He is survived by Kathy, his beloved wife of 62 years, daughters Michelle van Schouwen (Don Robear) of Longmeadow, MA, Mary (Molly) Zeppa and Eric of Southwick, MA, Jennifer Leonard of Boston, MA six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Midge Witt of Leesburg, FL, and Pat Taylor of Leonardtown, MD. Bill led an active and fruitful life. cheerfully whistling while combining a science/math teaching career (Simsbury, CT) with vacation homes in Jekyll Island, GA and Bush Island, Nova Scotia, enjoying furniture and boat building, sailing, fishing, biking, poetry, literature, and classical music. Born in Fulton, NY in 1929, Bill served in the U.S. Army, and earned several degrees for both his professional and personal interests. Services will be announced at a time convenient to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations are to support Rails to Trails (www.railstotrails.org) or your local public radio station, both causes important to Bill.

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