Dr. Patrick J. Maher
Dr. Patrick Joseph Maher died in Portland on Monday, August 9th, 2021. Patrick was born in 1948 in Southwest Portland to Kay and Ken Maher, the third of seven children. He left for Santa Clara University in 1966, joining the San Francisco counterculture scene. He later graduated from the University of Guadalajara Medical School. Patrick then began a successful career as a developmental pediatrician in the Bay Area, where he became a sought-after expert in autism diagnostics and policy. Patrick loved traveling, especially to his familial homeland of Ireland, where he got his citizenship in 2015. He was also a voracious reader, lover of European mysteries, and could debate you on any topic of your choice— all with that Irish twinkle in his eyes. Patrick is survived by his two daughters, Shona and Alexandra Maher.