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Philip has been serving the community for twenty-four years with the same respect and compassion he learned from his late mentor Andrew J. McGann Sr.. Phillip is also a twenty-four year member of the Teamsters Local 727. Robert J. Maher "Uncle Bob" former Orland Township Supervisor is our Community Relations Ambassador.
We are a veteran owned independent family business. As such, we are not constrained by corporate inflexibility or distance. Instead our family has been part of the community for over three generations. We have the flexibility to provide respectful and professional care in keeping with our communities values and expectations Most importantly we take pride in honoring each families unique traditions and honoring a life well lived.
On behalf of our family to yours
A few weeks ago, we, with the help of the Maher family, buried my father, Billy Spellman (or Liam 134 - the 134 an indication of the pride he took in his life’s work).
The night before meeting at the funeral home to make the arrangements, I was nearly sick with worry about the toll that act alone might take on our mother, a woman fighting her own battle with cancer. With great relief, I can say that Phil and family could not have made that process any easier on her (and all).
Combining the appropriate respect for our grief and a welcoming good nature, the Maher’s could not have been more accommodating - from providing our mother with a place to rest when needed, to preparing the picture slide show with accompanying music we simply needed to send their way, to allowing any request we made in order to send my father off in manner befitting his unique personality and life.
Our’s is one of those outsized (in number and personality) South Side Irish families that has waked dozens of our own at funeral homes around the city, but the Maher’s and their facility in Tinley Park - from the accounts of more than I can possibly recall that took the time to comment on what they witnessed - have created a truly special environment that has earned both our admiration and loyalty.
Thank you so very much Phil and the Maher family.
Sean (son of THE man).
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