Martin John Mayer

March 7, 1933 - May 23, 2016

03/07/1933 - 05/23/2016

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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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Shirley Mayhew
7 years ago

Very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pat Huber
7 years ago

Dear Candi, Everyone loved Jack. He was always such fun and so good-natured and ever easy company. Memories of S.P. and V.B. are only surpassed by long lazy weekends at the Lake. Jack loved you beyond measure and his love will live forever in your heart, I know.

Paul Kinach
7 years ago

We are sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. May you find comfort in knowing friends share in your loss.
In God’s love, Paul & Pauline Kinach


Pat Riordan
7 years ago

Jack and I came together to Mohawk in May, 1960. Our class included Jack Hanson and Dick Pederson from Eastern and Larry Rausch. We became captains in about 2 years when Mohawk got about 15 Martin 404’s from Eastern. Jack was a pilots pilot and found Coal Yard Charlies in Rome NY, a local bar, he help make a favorite watering hole for us for many years. Any discussion of those days included Jack

Stoney Stonebrook
7 years ago

Sorry to here about your loss. I think about all the good times in Annapolis with you Jack & Maggie and me. I know what it is to lose a loved one your in my prayers

Oz Lamonds
7 years ago

Candi, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Jack. I was his crew scheduler for many years and I have many memories of my relationship with him. I remember the tragity of the loss of his wife in England. And I’ll never forget years later when he asked me to arrange to have you as a flight attendant on a 4 day trip with him. I did that and we know how that turned out. I have the brass diving helmet that Jack gave me in my rec. room to this day.
I retired after 55 years from American Airlines last year and it’s people like Jack who made it fun to go to work every day.
God Bless you and your family.
Oz Lamonds
Manassas, Va.

Ed Kalabus
7 years ago

Jack was a gentleman and a professional airman. God speed my friend.

Brian and Charlene Neylon
7 years ago

Dear Candice and family
We first met Jack at your lakehouse for Wayne ‘s birthday. You both welcomed us into your home so graciously. We are both saddened by his death but so happy you will celebrate his very full life. We thank him for his service to our country. May God bless you and your family in this difficult time. Truly Brian and Charlene Neylon

Brian and Charlene Neylon
7 years ago

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