Dr. Joseph “Joe” Mayer Jr.
March 13, 1915 ‒ November 30, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Dr. Joseph “Joe” Mayer Jr., age 100, of Mount Vernon died Monday November 30, 2015 at his residence. Joe was born March 13, 1915 in Mount Vernon to Joseph Mayer Sr. and Margaret (Weber) Mayer. He graduated from Saint Vincent High School and the Ohio State University college of Dentistry in 1941. During World War Two, Joe served as a ships dentist in the United States Navy. Upon returning from military service, he maintained a dental practice in Fredericktown until 1961 when he relocated his practice to Mount Vernon until his retirement. He was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon where he at one time was a soloist in the church choir. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge BPOE #140 in Mount Vernon and had been a member of the Elks Glee Club. Joe enjoyed fishing and golfing and remained active throughout his lifetime, even exercising three times a day after he turned 100. He was a proud Democrat and made numerous friends throughout his one hundred years. He especially enjoyed the times spent with his “Breakfast Guys”.
Surviving are his children son Robert (Suzanne) Mayer of Lexington, Ohio; daughters Terri Desmond of Peoria, Illinois and Jarloth “Jolly” (Tom) Westcott of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Besides his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife Loretta (Wilmotte) Mayer in 1989, his brother Dr. Robert H. Mayer and his sister Marjorie Field.
A service celebrating the life of Dr. Joseph Mayer Jr. will be held at a later date to be announced.
Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Knox County, or the Station Break Senior Citizens Center in Mount Vernon.
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