The Good News 2019

The Maher Family of Mt. Greenwood is proud to be celebrating the four-year anniversary of their beautiful funeral home in the former Tinley Park library building.

After 24 years of proudly serving the community under his late mentor, Andrew J. McGann Sr., Phillip Maher and his family are proud to be operating an independent, locally owned firm available to care for families during times of need.

“By starting this family business,” Phil said, “we are better able to treat each family with undivided and sincere attention, as dear friends in our community, an extension of our own family, with the ability to be economically flexible in meeting the family’s needs.”

The Mahers said this move also means a return to an unwavering commitment to personal attention, to guiding families through such a difficult time with respect and compassion and to providing families all the information needed that will allow them to create a tribute that encompasses their traditions.

Maher Funeral Home is not constrained by corporate inflexibility or distance. Instead, the family has been part of the community since the early 1970s. The Mahers have the flexibility to provide respectful and professional care in keeping with our community’s values and expectations. More importantly, they take pride in honoring each family’s unique traditions.

Phillip is a lifelong Mt. Greenwood resident. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and he has been a licensed funeral director since 1993. A Marist High School and St. Xavier University graduate, Phil also served as an intelligence specialist in the U.S. Naval Reserve Counterterrorism Unit (2003-2011).

He is a member of the board of directors of the Mt. Greenwood Community and Business Association, Mt. Greenwood Residents Association, St. Christina Holy Name Society, St. Xavier University Alumni Connect, Young Irish Fellowship Club, American Legion Post 615 and VFW Post 2791. Phil is also a Third-Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

Julia Maher Dombrowski is a Mother McAuley High School and Bradley University graduate. She is the mother of three. Her role at the firm is in community relations.

Robert J. Maher, former Orland Township supervisor, is their Community Outreach Coordinator.

Maher Funeral Home will continue to concentrate on remembering, celebrating and honoring a life well lived for families marking the final chapter in the life of a loved one. 

Should you have any questions about the Maher Funeral Service’s new facility, feel free to contact them at your convenience.

Maher Funeral Home can be reached at (708) 781-9212. For more information, visit the website at