Oct 8 1940 — March 14 2022
We are saddened to announce the passing of Gerald Mayer, on March 14 2022, from complications due to a fall. Gerry was born in Baden, Austria on October 8, 1940. He grew up in post-war West Austria. After finishing his schooling in Altach, he enrolled and graduated from Vienna Technical University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He married Florence Lehr and they had two children Frederic and Marianne. After working a few years in Switzerland, he and his family emigrated to the USA in 1969. He worked in various companies, including Union Carbide, Fujitsu, Raythorn, and EDS. They live many years in Southern California. After the death of his first wife, he remarried with Florian Viloria but divorced after 10 years. After retiring he joined the Peace Corps in 2009 and spent two years in Queretaro, Mexico, helping setting up various businesses. He is survived by his loving companion of the past 10 years, Nicole Berthelemy, his adopted daughter, Alejandra Resendiz, from Queretaro, Mexico, his daughter in law Krissy Crabs, his two children, three grandchildren, Dierdre, Dean and Drew, his sister Elly, niece Danila, five great-grandchildren and many cousins.
Gerry was a very organized person. He volunteered several years at the Roosevelt Elementary school, at the Ogden Dinosaur Museum and later at the Union Station. He loved reading and talking about History, Science in general and especially Physics. He was passionate about the environment and was very concerned for future generations. This concern drove him to write many letters to the Editor, in the Standard-Examiner. Gerry will be missed and remembered as a very kind and interesting man. Condolences can be sent to: www.premierfuneral.com.