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
I just want to send my praise and thanks to Maher Funeral! The funeral home itself was amazing from its decor to cleanliness. The decor is a nice way to take a minute on the rough days ahead. Grief is hard and comes in waves so it was nice to have the amazing artwork/decor to get distracted in and gather myself. Eric (Hermann) was there the days I was, he is beyond kind, patient, and attentive. I was there the day before dropping off item he was there every step of the way, and not in a over bearing way. He landed his hand, ears, and heart! My grandmother was already in the room so I couldn't walk through the room that way he noticed I was taking the long way. I told him I can't see her today, I have too much too do. As he looks at me he realizes I'm the 'running around person' so personally if I saw her then I would no longer be any help that day, I would be lost in my feels. He talked to me about how great my grandmother looked, he took couple long trips around the place with me since again I couldn't cut thru the room. Now fast forward to the day, he is right there ready to help get cars lined up and already getting stickers on vehicles. He greeted me (everyone) with a hello and asked if I was ready to see her today. As he stops what he is doing a walks me to the room she was in. I said well I'm in the room but I'll go speak to her after I set up. He suggested doing it before everyone got there so I can take my time. So that that covers Eric kindness and attentiveness. Eric's patience just radiates truly that he loves what he does! All he puts into it is from the heart and truly wanting to make everyone's day as easy as possible. Our family had some moments of bickering amongst each other and probably even some rudeness thrown his way. His demeanor never changed even when I would apologize for something he always came back with grief is handled differently by everyone and I sometimes have to be people's 'punching bag, I don't take it personally. It's a hard day for all!' I said hell no, that doesn't derve being rude especially with how nice you've been. I said 'I'm the normal one and if he needed anything to see me' it became our joke that he may possible think my name is 'normal one'! Hahaaa! So besides raving about the service, the Maher funeral home itself, I had to rave about Eric!!! It's really takes an army to run a business from the big man on top to the little man and all between, Maher Funeral Home has covered it all and I would strongly recommend them because without Eric and that funeral home itself (decor) I don't know if I would have got thru the day. There is so much more I can say but I think I'll end it with that!