Joseph Edward Maher (Joe) passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the age of 60. He was much loved by his wife and companion of 45 years, Geralyn Abadie Maher. He was preceded in death by his parents James T. (Jimmy), Sr. and Reba S. Maher, and his sister and godmother, Katherine Y. (Kay) Maher. He is survived by his siblings, James T. (Tom), Jr. (Sandy), Paula M. Barth (Tootie) and Cristi M. Hymel (Les – deceased), his in-laws, Charles W. (Chuck) Abadie, Jr. (Chris), Judy A. Carriere (Bruce), John M. (Jack) Abadie (Debbie), Janet A. Gonzalez (Oscar), Dennis J. Abadie (Angie), Linette L. Abadie (Alphonse (Gator) – deceased), Michele A. Abadie, Patrice A. (Patti) Cooper (Ike), Mary E. (Betsy) Sens (Burnell – deceased), Donald B. Abadie (Christine), Colette A. Heigle (Kris), Mark E. Abadie (Andrea) and Charlene A. Vogelaar (Jim), and numerous nieces and nephews. He worked for years on the New Orleans riverfront, was a member of the New Orleans Clerks and Checkers Union, Local 1457, and most recently was employed as a forklift operator with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Joe never met a stranger, and he lived his life on his own terms. He had many, many friends, and he will be sorely missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at JACOB SCHOEN & SON, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. Please consider making a donation in Joe’s name to the Ark Animal Hospital, 4025 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA, 70121, or the LASPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, LA, 70114.