Eugene G. Maher of Darien died recently. He was 84.

Mr. Maher was born July 19, 1926, to Charles A. Maher and Elizabeth Zucker Maher. He grew up on Keeler's Farm on Middlesex Road in Darien and graduated from Darien High School in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Corps and spent time in the Philippines during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Mr. Maher worked for Gristedes and then for the Darien Post Office as a postal clerk. He married Nancy Lee, also of Darien, in 1952 and they bought a house on Chestnut Street where they lived until 2006. He founded a cleaning service, served as the chief of Darien Fire Department in 1960 and 1961 and was the Forest Fire Warden of Paugussett State Forest in Newtown during the 1960s and 1970s. Mr. Maher was assistant scoutmaster for Troop 50 of Darien from 1971 until the late 80s. He helped lead the scouts on three trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

He is survived by his wife Nancy; son Brian M. Maher of Seattle, Wash.; son Stephen E. Maher of Seymour; a nephew, Tim A. Maher of Darien; and a niece, Wendy Maher, of California.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas More R.C. Church, 374 Middlesex Road, Darien Friday, Dec. 3, 2 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Suite 159, Wilton, CT 06897.