Thank you for visiting Maher's website where under one roof, we offer full range funeral and legal services as a one stop experience, to include notarial services and pastoral care if needed.
That's right - we offer notary services on site 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, or that of a beloved family member or friend, 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. Marian 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 local funeral homes, Marian eventually became the administrator of a local funeral home, which started Maher's interest in combining the funeral and legal practices.
Following her lead, her husband Norman Maher (pictured at right) retired from his career in trucking and sales and served as a livery driver until a few years before his passing.
Also by Marian's example, Maher's bought and renovated the old Tinley Park Public Library into its current operation. The family-owned and veteran-operated business is led by US Army Lieutenant Colonel and veteran of Afghanistan and other deployments, attorney John N. Maher. Maher's continues to serve families throughout the southland, to include hosting the Church of the Southland in the lower level of the facility and we are located across the street from the venerable Olympic Star restaurant.
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!