Bruce Maher
July 25, 1937 - July 6, 2018
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Bruce Maher, two-time MVP for the Detroit Lions and New York Giants, dies at 80 By Kit Maher Bruce Maher, best known as a professional football player for the Detroit Lions and New York Giants, died on July 6th at his home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 80. An athlete to his core, Maher showed a particular prowess…

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Jim Leary left a message on September 25, 2018:
My father coached Bruce at the Univ. Of Detroit. Bruce was a Great person and Great athlete. R.I.P. Bruce.
Jack and Bonnie Dunleavy left a message on August 2, 2018:
Dear Maher Family, We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Bruce. So many years have passed by but we have wonderful memories of great times spent together. Warmest regards,
Maureen (Mo) Maher Fater left a message on July 27, 2018:
Bruce was my Godfather & also my younger sister Colleen's. We didn't get to see him very often when he started playing with the Lions...but we were always proud of the man he became. I always enjoyed playing guitar & singing with him, my dad Paul, Aunt Judith & other family members. I loved going to the football games at U of D & the Lions fun times with pride in our hearts. He leaves a beautiful memory for all of us especially his wife Gerda & their children. He maybe gone but he will never be forgotten as he lives within each of you. Our deepest sympathy to our Maher Family at this difficult time. XOXO
Pat Maher left a message on July 27, 2018:
To the Bruce Maher family, you are in my thoughts. Bruce was my childhood hero. I have fond memories of going to U of D college and Lions games with my dad and you always made time to see and talk to us after the games. You made my dad so proud. May you be at peace.
John Fisher left a message on July 20, 2018:
When we lived in NJ there was a photo of.Bruce, in the.NYT, with.cleat.marks on his.chest from blocking.a punt. Great.fb player.
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E michael Lodish left a message on July 20, 2018:
Rip Bruce
Jim Machlay left a message on July 19, 2018:
We were teammates in high school and opponents in college. We were always friends. My condolences to the family. I am sorry for your loss.
Jim SwaIN left a message on July 18, 2018:
My condolances to the Maher family during this time. God's help to you all during this bereavement time. I was on the Univ. of Detroit football with Bruce in the mid fifties. Bruce will always be remembered by his team mates. He was an impact player and personality for sure. God bless the Maher family.
Dale Rottman left a message on July 14, 2018:
My sincere condolences to the family. I know Bruce was proud of all his kids. Bruce was one of the more colorful guys at the JCC. There isn't enough room to tell all the stories about Bruce. Always fun to play with and against. Obviously a great athlete and he always had the love and respect of all the other players. He will be missed by all. Dale R
Lou Gorenc left a message on July 13, 2018:
I am proud to have been a friend of this amazing human being. May you Rest In Peace Mr Maher I will always cherish my memories of our time together as friends and teammates/ adversaries in our old timers basketball league but most importantly I will miss celebrating the happy times, especially our Thursday nights with all the boys’! One of the most generous and loving human beings I have encountered in my 59 years of life. The world has lost not only one of the all-time great athletes in professional sports but more importantly we have lost an awesome person who has brought so much and happiness and joy to all the people in his life.
Karole Pickett left a message on July 13, 2018:
The Vesnaugh family was so blessed to enjoy Bruce’s company at many a party. As a kid I was in awe of this man and his hilarity. He brought us joy, laughter and guitar music at every party. RIP Bruce
Bob Gigl left a message on July 12, 2018:
Bruce, Always competitive on the court and a true gentleman off. You will be truly missed. We all learned a lot from your example.
Frank Mirenda left a message on July 12, 2018:
Bruce you rest in peace you were my good buddy and basketball partner I will have nothing but warm thoughts for you and I know your family will do the same
Susan Kirsch left a message on July 12, 2018:
We will miss your fighting spirit, your “life of the party “ jokes but most of all your kind nature. Rest In Peace, Bruce! Maher family- you are in our hearts and prayers!!
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