Thank you for visiting the Maher Funeral Home and Legal Services website.
We offer what no other funeral provider does - notary, funeral, pre-planning funerals, and legal services under one roof.
That's right - we offer notary services on site during normal business hours and by appointment, can help you get peace of mind with a will, power of attorney, trust, and related planning documents, and assist you with making the decisions about your own funeral, as you should.
Our family's involvement in the funeral business dates back to the 1980s. Our mother, Marian R. Maher (pictured at right), was in the funeral business since 1980. She started as an organist and pianist to lend inspiring music to those in bereavement at funeral homes throughout the south side while raising her young family in Mount Greenwood. While playing services for Mr. James Melka at the Beverly Ridge Funeral Home on Kedzie Avenue, he asked her to stay on and help him with administration. Marian served faithfully with Mr. Melka and later with Mr. James Trolia until 2016 when she passed away.
Following her lead, her husband Norman Maher (pictured at right) retired from his career in trucking and sales and served as a livery driver for Beverly-Ridge and for the Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home until a few years before his passing.
Also by Marian's example, Phillip A. Maher began a funeral career at McGann's and then in 2015, started the Maher Funeral Home with his brother, attorney and Army officer John N. Maher. The family-owned and veteran-operated business continues to serve families throughout the southland, to include hosting the Church of the Southland in the lower level of the facility, which used to be the former Tinley Park Public Library, in addition to providing a full range of funeral and legal services.
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 family's unique traditions by taking care of their bereavement and legal needs while honoring a life well lived.
On behalf of our family to yours
Marian and Norman Maher
When my 48 yr. old son passed away, I was out of state. I had to fly in to take care of arrangements. Maher Funeral Home was suggested to me because of the military service to veterans. My son was a Retired Marine. When my family & I walked in the door, we knew we had made the right choice for my son. We were received warmly by Eric & toured the facilities. Everything was just what we needed for a Military send off. Eric thoroughly explained what was involved including the Marine flag folding presentation & playing of Taps. He covered the costs & there was never any pressure to add this or that. Eric handled everything with great dignity for me & my family. My son's wakes were held & John made his Marine uniform look outstanding. The flower arrangements we ordered in red, white & blue complimented the Marine theme. Eric & John checked with us & whatever we needed, they made sure it was taken care of immediately. We had many comments from family & friends on how well things were handled & how well everything looked. I am truly gratefully to Eric & John for the comfort & level of professionalism they extended to me & my family at this time.