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Philip Anthony Maurer

January 17, 1938 - October 31, 2016

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Philip Anthony Maurer ALLENTOWN Philip Anthony Maurer, 78, of Allentown passed away quietly on Monday, October 31, 2016, at his son's home in Pennsylvania.

Born in the Bronx, NY, on January 17, 1938, Philip and his wife, Margaret Mary Eleanor, were residents of West Windsor for 33 years before moving to Allentown 11 years ago. Philip and Eleanor were married for 51 years prior to her passing in 2012. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and loved to play golf with his friends, children and grandchildren.

Philip graduated from Brooklyn Prep in 1955 and went on to earn his Bachelor's degree from Fordham University in 1959. He graduated in 1963 from St. John's Law School. In 1968 he received his Juris Doctor from St. John's and later was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 1990. Philip worked for USF&G as a claims adjuster and attorney from 1959 until he joined the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey in 1969. Philip began his 27-year career at the Port Authority as trial attorney and rose through the ranks to hold several positions including, assistant chief of NY litigation and chief of employment and labor law before he retired in 1996 as chief of contract litigation. Philip was awarded many prestigious citations throughout his career and represented the Port Authority before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He was known as an extraordinary litigator. Philip was past president of West Windsor Little League from 1973 to 1983, where all four of his children played baseball and softball. He was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church in Allentown, served on the finance committee and was a member of The Knights of Columbus, where he achieved the rank of Third Degree Knight.

Son of the late Philip and Julia Maurer, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret Mary Eleanor Maurer, and his brother, Robert Maurer. Philip is survived by his children, Susan Balderstone and her husband, Thomas, Philip T. Maurer and his wife, Barbara, Michael Maurer and his wife, Christa, and Sloane Thayer; eight grandchildren, Philip, Julia and Emily Maurer, Grace and Michael Maurer, Philip Thayer and Maggie and Susannah Balderstone; a sister, Mary Jane Hammond and her husband, Thomas; three sisters-in-law, Judith Maurer, Lynn Whittington and Sue McCrory; a brother-in-law, Paddy Brannigan, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016, at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, 1282 Yardville-Allentown Rd., Allentown. Family and friends may call Thursday, November 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and again Friday morning from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the Peppler Funeral Home, 114 S. Main St., Allentown. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions be made to Saint John The Baptist Building Fund, 1282 Yardville-Allentown Road, Allentown, NJ 08501.

Peppler Funeral Home
114 South Main Street
Allentown, NJ 08501
(609) 259-7391

Published in The Times, Trenton, on Nov. 2, 2016

 


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