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I loved having Mr. Maher for Math all through Jr. High. He taught us so much, can't say I absorbed it all, but the best I Remember about him, besides his wittyness, was that all my classes with Him had about 16 students........12 boys and 4 girls, and getting off the math Subject, he would talk a lot about sports! Fun for the boys, us girls Could chat amongst ourselves! God Bless the whole Maher family

Posted by: Darlene (Klemonsky) Barnes - class of 1965    Jun 27, 2017

Sorry to hear about Bill. He was one of the most influential teachers for me at Henry James in the early 60s. I last saw him at Joe Kane's service and true to form, he joined four of us for a Class of 64 photo. He knew our names, where we had gone to college and curious about our paths and successes. One very good man, my role model for teaching and many of the good things I've done. Please accept my condolences to the family.

Posted by: Bill McGrath    Jun 26, 2017

Mr. Maher was a wonderful teacher, who used his humor, wit, and knowledge to reach all of his students, regardless of their talents and abilities. He made every school day fun, even if the subject matter was challenging. He was a genuine role model, who inspired us all to be better people, not simply better students.

Posted by: Susanne Driscoll Ziskis    Jun 25, 2017

So very sorry to hear about Bill. Our condolences to the family. Kathy and Bill you two were quiet neighbors that came and went often going to Canada and Florida. What we could tell Bill lead a wonderfully busy life, doing sailing to kayaking to biking. Remember all the joy Bill brought to your lives. From Pittsburg, PA we send hugs.

Posted by: Ruth and Doug Johnson    Jun 22, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Maher's passing. I knew him as my PSSC Physics teacher in 1964 ... I remember him so fondly, his ever present smile (and a "whistle") which was of great comfort to me since I felt "clueless" regarding physics, and yet he NEVER made me feel that way. His light hearted sense of humor and patience made it possible for me to relax and actually do what I thought was impossible ... to understand

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Posted by: Marcia Hall Muzytschenko    Jun 18, 2017

Bill and I were Science Dept chairmen. Me at Henry James and Bill at SHS. He was a dedicated professional always putting the students first. My condolences to his family.

Posted by: Roger Carlson    Jun 16, 2017

I'm very sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was one of the brightest and gifted men that I had the good fortune to have shared a professional experience with. He served as a "navigator" to the successful development of Simsbury High School, and passed the "torch" to the next generation of Sci/Math leaders who will never forget how fortunate we were to have followed in his footsteps. Here's to you Bill! The world is a better place having had you with us!

Posted by: Bill Arel    Jun 16, 2017

Dear Michelle and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. What a colorful, rich and noble life.
My heartfelt condolences to you.

Posted by: Marcia Kessler - E.L., MA   Jun 15, 2017