Alfred John Maki

Alfred John “Jack” Maki, age 74 passed away peacefully at his home in Houston surrounded by his family after an illness. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Susan (Downey) Maki; his children, son Michael, his wife Lisa, their son Conner of Houston; daughter Jennifer, her husband Ed Howser, their sons Forrest and Thaddeus of Austin; daughter Debbie, her husband Jerry Gurley, their sons Nicholas and Jonathan of Houston. His sister Donna her husband Bill Tyrrell, of Carver, Massachusetts, their sons and their families. Additionally he is survived by 2 loving Dachshunds Gerti and Rocky. Jack was born in Brockton, Massachusetts to Alfred and Margaret (Rounds) Maki, he attended Abington High School, Suffolk University and served in the Navy Reserves. Jack had a career in the Oil & Gas business that spanned over 50 years; he started as a Corrosion Coating Engineer selling the coating for pipelines all over the world. During this time he moved his family from Massachusetts to Atlanta, Georgia; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Chicago, Illinois; and finally Houston, Texas. Over the course of his life he coached and cheered on his children and grandchildren in their endeavors in school, sports and life. His greatest love was his wife Susan, followed by his children and then his grandchildren. He was extremely proud of his entire family, especially his wife Susan throughout her real estate career. A visitation will take place on September 11, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00pm and the Rosary will be at 7:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd, Webster Texas . The funeral service will be on September 12, 2019 at 10:30am, at St Clare of Assisi, 3131 El Dorado Blvd, Houston, Texas 77059.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss and mine I loved Jack Maki very much he will be so missed!

    Robin liberato
  2. Dear Susan,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Donna and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and the family.
    I will always remember Jack as a man who approach each day with the greatest energy and enthusiasm. He always demonstrated his great joy for life and shared his contagious spirit with everyone around him; whether it was finding a great little jazz club in Nashville or amusing everyone with his riding skill on the mechanical bull at Jilles. He was the consummate showman and I consider that one of the highest compliments for we marketing professionals.
    He was a friend and will be fondly remember.
    -Jim Robbins

    James Robbins
  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Maki family.

    Michael & Reeneea Ennis
  4. Mrs. Maki, on behalf of the NACE Houston Section and all his many corrosion cohorts, we send our sincere condolences. Jack was a great friend to many of us – always cheery, positive and full of life. He will be greatly missed.

    Jane Brown
  5. Debbie and family:

    I am so saddened by the loss of your Father. Please know that my prayers and love are with you and family during this sad and difficult time. Bobbie Walsh.Bobbie

    Bobbie Walsh
  6. My sincere condolences to my beloved daughter-in-law, Jennifer Maki Howser, and to all the family during this difficult time.

    Michelle Howser
  7. Debbie and family:
    Our family is saddened by your loss and will keep you and the entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Diane & Frank Fatora and sons
  8. I just loved Jack! I worked with him at A&L for many years. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing! My thoughts and prayers are with his family! He was a great guy!!

  9. *Mrs. Maki, I send my sincere condolences, prayers to you and your family.

    Gas Utility Director
    City of Alpine Gas Department

    Randy Guzman
  10. Hello Susan,

    So sorry to hear about Jack.

    I’ve know him for over 30+ years and a real gentleman.

    I wish I’d known sooner so I could have made the service.

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and the Family.


    Paul Wehnert
  11. You always had a smile and a laugh. We had some good discussions about the industry. It was a pleasure knowing you and we’ll all miss you Jack.

    Terry Delasalle
  12. dear susan and family we were so sorry to hear about jackie s passing we will miss him he always made us laugh with his jokes etc he was a great cousin we had a lot of happy memories in carver mass at the pond for many years with the maki family
    jackie will be missed god bless susan take care yourself and family take care your self susan and family we love you cousins tom lucille and family y

    thomas mccarthy
  13. Mrs. Maki,

    My deepest and most sincere condolences. Jack was a good friend and longtime family member of the Natural Gas Industry. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Jose (Pepe) De Alba
  14. I so enjoyed working with and alongside Jack. He was loved by all and will be missed. Terry Williamson

    Terry Williamson
  15. Please convey our condolences to your family.

    Margaret Grassi and family

    Margaret Grassi
  16. Late Condolences! I will truly miss our business lunches and great laughs
    Jackie Boi! Rest easy!

    Bonita Hicks

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