Services set for pilot who died in Rowan County airplane crash

Services set for pilot who died in Rowan County airplane crash
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ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Funeral arrangements have been set for a well-known Rowan County man who died in a plane crash on Monday.

Guy Robert Maher, 66, was killed when the plane he was flying crashed into the woods near his home off Cool Springs Road. The NTSB is investigating the crash, but has not determined what caused the plane to go down.

Maher was a former pilot for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital’s AirCare program, where he served for 25 years.

According to his obituary, Maher was also a writer for numerous aviation magazines and was a member of Cardinal Flyers Online and the founder of Lanier Media Aviation Services. He was recognized with the Excellence in Communications award from the Helicopter Association International.

Maher was a devoted member of South River United Methodist Church and loved sharing his faith through his love for music.

Maher is survived by his wife, Staci Maher, children Ashley Marlow (Justin), Melanie Dombroski (Derek), Drew Maher (Danielle), Robbie McCraw (Darcie), and Jennifer Boria (Elis), grandchildren Joshua Marlow, Hannah Marlow, John Marlin Dombroski, Milly James Dombroski, Mary Reid Dombroski, Caleb Maher, Ivy Maher, Madison Willison, and Penelope Boria, great-grandson Jameson Robert Fogg – due in June, brothers John Nicoll (Michele) and James “Jim” Nicoll (Carolyn).

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3pm on Saturday, April 27 at South River United Methodist Church, 2880 South River Church Road, Woodleaf, North Carolina with the Revs. A.J. Moore and Billy Towery officiating. Visitation will be held from 1pm to 3pm in the church’s fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to South River United Methodist Church designated for missions or the music ministry. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Maher family.

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