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Lifelong public service hero, Howard Maher, will be remembered for his selfless service and abundant career at the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Merrill Lynch and Community Options, Inc.

Princeton, February 16, 2009: A 35-year resident of Princeton, Howard Maher was born in Brooklyn in 1931. He served four years in the Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1958 and went on to serve as Director of Human Resources for Dow Jones. After working for the Wall Street Journal Howard became Vice President/Manager of Merrill Lynch. He served as a trustee, labor relations and policy consultant for Community Options, Inc. of Princeton and was a volunteer speaker and counselor at Princeton House.

Howard was the quintessential “paid volunteer” in his work as a trustee and labor relations and policy consultant for Community Options, Inc. “Howard was a tremendous asset to Community Options, Inc. and the disability community and will be greatly missed, “says, Robert Stack, President and CEO of Community Options, Inc. Stack says, “Howard was a classic example of an individual that proved that Orwell was wrong, and that people do care more about what they are doing rather then how they are being compensated for doing so.” “Howard was a true treasure to not only the business community but also in the realms of varied philanthropy work, “Stack added.

Howard was a friend, confidant, and a loving, devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Lynn and his daughter, Megan. There will be memorial service at 12:30 pm at the Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Street, Princeton on Saturday, February 21. The family will receive visitors beginning at 11:30 am.