Edward G. Mayer, 79, of Williamsport, Pa., passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.
Born June 18, 1932, he was the son of the late Carl E. and Violet (Morris) Mayer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn E. (Bock) Mayer of Williamsport and his children, Deanna (Scott) Eldredge and Douglas (Lillie) Mayer. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Nathaniel E. and Rebecca A. Eldredge, and Alicia E. Mayer, all of Williamsport.
Additionally he is survived by his brothers, Carl J. (Doreen) Mayer, Williamsport, Dennis D. Mayer, Cogan Station and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Cleo J. (Joe) McGee.
Edward G. Mayer
Ed was a graduate of Williamsport High School (1950); Lock Haven State Teachers' College, B.S. Elementary Education (1954); Temple University, M.Ed. Psychology and Special Education (1959), and doctoral studies at Penn State University.
Ed's professional career spanned 34 years, including first grade through university level teaching positions at: Porter Township School District, Jersey Shore; Bristol Township Schools, Levittown; Loyalsock Township Jr. and Sr. High Schools; Assistant Professor of Special Education, Bloomsburg State College; Williamsport Area School District, special education, fourth grade, and learning disabilities; Penn State Continuing Education Program; BYU visiting professor; established first Jr. level Special Class (Provo, Utah); Director of Special Classes, Lycoming County Schools; Supervisor of Education, Williamsport Area School District; Supervisor of Special Education and School Psychologist, Clinton and Union County schools; Counselor, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bloomsburg State University.
Ed was a member of the Repasz Band, and past member of the Lock Haven State College marching and dance bands, choir, intercollegiate choir and the Delaware Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Ed was a PFC in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga. He was a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and the base band and choir.
Ed was a member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church. He participated in the church choir, hand bell choir, orchestra and the church mixed quartet. He was also a member of the church Worship, Hospitality and Missions committees along with the Methodist Men's Group.
Ed enjoyed many hobbies, including woodworking, gardening and baking. He was especially famous for his homemade jams and jellies, peanut butter fudge and various flavors of candy Easter eggs. He had quite a following on the craft show circuit with people asking for his homemade goodies.
A memorial service will be held at Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1225 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. John Shafer officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Edward Mayer Scholarship Fund at Susquehanna Bank, 1949 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
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