James B. Maher died September 16, 1998 in Salt Lake City.

He was born February 13, 1923 in Salt Lake City to James B. and Julia M. Maher. He attended Judge Memorial School where upon graduation was awarded the McGean Award for outstanding scholar, athlete and Catholic gentleman. He studied at Creighton University, Omaha and graduated from University of Utah in 1948.From 1943 to 1945 he served in the United States Air Force as a navigator on the B-29. He was stationed in the Pacific on Tinian Island in the Marianas, and flew 35 missions over Japan. Jim received the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Before his retirement in 1984, he was Vice President and Director of Research at CBI Industries, Inc. in Oakbrook, Illinois. Jim directed the design of structural marine and offshore projects, including a solar freeze desalter and cryogenic facilities, for countries throughout the world. He was the expert witness for the California legislature on industrial pollution control devices.

In retirement he spent countless hours as a volunteer, working on the building commission of the Diocese of Salt Lake City and on engineering projects in parishes throughout Utah, including design of earthquake retrofit in several school and church rehabilitations. Jim was an avid sportsman, excelling in tennis and skiing.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Norinne and L.S. (Lee) Kunzweiler, and Bernice and John M. (Jay) Mooney; and sister, Julie Maher, SFCC; cousins, and nieces and nephews, each of whom has been profoundly touched by Jim's love and concern.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 East South Temple. Vigil service will be held Friday, September 18th, at 7 p.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South. Friends may visit 6-7 p.m. Committal service, Mount Calvary Cemetery, 4th Ave. and "T" Street, Salt Lake City. Funeral Directors, Neil O'Donnell and Sons.

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