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Martin John "Jack" Mayer

March 7, 1933 - May 23, 2016

Martin John “Jack” Mayer passed away peacefully on May 23, 2016 in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was born in Queens, NY to the late Martin J. and Anna Frank Mayer. He was a Graduate of FIT in Manhattan and shortly afterwards enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he became a Fighter Pilot flying the F-89 Scorpion during the Korean War.  He then transitioned on to become a commercial Airline Pilot with first Eastern, then Mohawk, Allegheny and U.S. Airways where he finalized his 35 year career flying the 767 internationally. During this time, he also created the Mayer Mill Brass Company which has flourished for 45 years.  Jack loved life and with his wife Candi by his side, enjoyed traveling, boating and watching numerous sunsets from the gazebo at their home on Lake Gaston in the company of family and many friends.


Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years, Candi; his daughter Dianne, and her daughter Annie; his daughter Robin and her husband Jared Tuxill, with their children Jackson, Colby, Dylan and Alli; his son Todd Dorough, and his daughter Kayla; along with his grand-dogs, Justice and Lulu. “Pop-Jack” will be sorely missed.


There will be a private ceremony in their Virginia Beach home to celebrate his Life along with a burial at Lake Gaston. Please visit to offer a note of condolence to the family.

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