Martin D. Maher, 69 of Oakfield, passed away on Oct. 17, 2021 at home. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on July 7, 1952, to the late Robert and Anna May (Feeney) Maher. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gina (Barone) Maher, who passed away in 2016.
Martin was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was employed by RailComm in Fairport, N.Y.
Survivors include his beloved children: son, Matthew (Anmarie) Maher of Batavia; daughter, Megan (Jesse) DeNardin of Amherst; and son, Nicholas Maher of Oakfield. Other survivors include his sister, Noreen (David) Tillotson of Pavilion; cherished grandchildren, Amelia, Hannah and Connor; and longtime good friends, Darlene and Robert Penepent of Batavia.
From a young age, Martin was curious about how things worked. He was self-taught on everything from wiring electronic devices to computer programming languages. That curiosity led to a career as a software developer. Combining his knowledge and his shared love of music with his children, he created sound systems for their homes.
Whether it was taking long hikes with his daughter or fishing with his sons (one of his favorite joys), Martin loved the outdoors. Vacations on Conesus Lake became a family tradition and the highlight of his year. He loved spending time with his family, and every get-together was special, simply because they were together. His children’s endeavors were always met with love, encouragement, and great fatherly advice.
Martin will be remembered for many things, including his kindness, gentle nature and humor. But most of all, he will be remembered for his complete and selfless devotion to his family. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for them and he will be forever missed.
There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia Worship Site, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.