Maurice was executive assistant to the first President of the Airline Pilots’ Association (ALPA). Later he became personnel director at Standard Kollsman which manufactured television components for many of the major television manufacturers for several decades. He loved music and played and taught guitar and banjo. He was a lifelong member of the American Federation of Musicians, performing in numerous musical groups throughout the Chicago area.
He was an active sports’ official for football, basketball and baseball at all levels. In 1989 he was named baseball umpire of the year by the Umpires Protective Association (UPA) in Chicago, and in April 2008 he was inducted into the Athletic Officials’ Association (AOA) Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ann; his son, Neal resident of Belleville; as well as grandchildren, Cole, Carmen, Layla, and Genevieve. Prior to attending St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish in Belleville, he belonged to St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Villa Park, Illinois for more than fifty years.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A prayer service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.