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AUGUST 20, 1956 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

John was born on August 20, 1956 in Newark, NJ to John and Geraldine Maher. He joined the Air Force in 1977, worked for IBM for 10 years, then joined Chamberlain Group as a steel buyer. On July 8, 1989, he married Evelyn Forshay. They raised two children together, Seán and Sheila. He was diagnosed with MS on November 1, 1993 and shortly after moved to Colorado. John was an avid music lover, a dedicated Left Hand Brewery member, and an active member of his church and in the community. He was known for his witty humor and his infectious smile. John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, his two children, his sisters Elizabeth and Patricia, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel at 1 o’clock PM. Due to COVID-19, there will be limited seating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the National MS Society: