Mr Mayer was as cool as ice I cut every class for 3.5 years except His he filled my brain with knowledge and experience God bless you Mr Mayer
Rest in peace Mr Mayer God bless ur family and friends ur class was the only one I didn't cut and go up to frick park
David was a good friend that I met in Ocean City NJ many years ago. It was always fun to talk with him about any subject. I will miss him.
He taught me English in 1983 and Creative writing in 1986. It is a shock that he is now dead. He was soft spoken and a good person. If I am not mistaken his sister passed away while he was teaching one of these classes and his sorrow at the time will stay with me the rest of my life.
Mr. Mayer was one of my most influential teachers. We sometimes/often didn't see eye to eye but his opinion still creeps into my life today. What a wonderful soul! Condolences to his family and friends. His spirit will live on. Certainly with his students but also the great teachers that will follow in his path.
Mr. Mayer was a great man and the kind of teacher you can call yourself lucky to have had. He taught me English and Creative Writing. I was a poor student with a bad attitude, but had a deep love for writing. He encouraged me and supported me, and even though I dropped out of high school, I am proud to say I'm now a full-time writer...it would never have happened if not for Mr. Mayer! I'll always remember his smile and poems he would share in class. So sorry for the loss.
Mr Mayer was my creative writing teacher in the early 90's. He inspired me and helped me to see the world in a whole new, more joyful light. My life is greatly enhanced for having known him. My condolences.
he was my English teacher in 10th grade. he was one of the few teachers I remembered from then.. RIP Mr. Mayer
So sorry to hear this. Still remember his class fondly. May God hold you, his family, in His loving embrace of peace.
We are deeply sadden by your loss! You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!!
Dear Jean and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your beloved David. He was quite a guy who had a zest for life! Our prayers are with you.
With Sympathy and Love,
Carol and Bob DeGusipe
One of my favorite teachers. Sad news. RIP Mr. Mayer
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Deepest sympathies. Dave was a high school friend. We've been out of touch for years. A great guy with a fantastic sense or humor. -- Bob Smizik
My sympathy to you Jean. You were so special to me during the last years of my career. It pains me that you have to endure such a loss.
I had Mr. Mayer for Creative Writing. It was one of only a few classes where I felt comfortable. I am now a teacher, and he deserves some of the credit for the direction my life has taken, and for some of my classroom philosophy as well.
Mayer family. My heart goes out to you all in your time of need. My God bless and keep you close to his heart as I do. Sonia, Greg, Chelsea, and Joshua.
Our deepest sympathy for Danny and his family.
David Mayer changed my life. After taking his class, I went to the PA Governor's School for the Arts for creative writinga. For the last 18 years, I've taught creative writing on the college level, and his loving example has informed me every working day of my adult life. He was so generous and humane and truthful and encouraging. He was utterly democratic and real and devoid of snobbery, a great hero of mine. I hope that his last years were full of love, as he was a truly loving man. David Blair, class of 1988
To Mr. Mayer's family,
I am saddened to read about the loss of such a special man. I was fortunate enough to have had this fine teacher who was able to share his love of literature and impart words of wisdom in his gentle, unassuming manner. He will be remembered always.
Mr. Mayer was one of my favorite teachers at Allderdice. He encouraged my writing and made me feel like I had something to say. My condolences to the whole family.
Sara Stock Mayo
I am so sorry to read about this. Mr. Mayer was my 10th grade English teacher at Allderdice, and my 12th grade Creative Writing teacher as well. He instilled in me a love of Richard Brautigan, and eschewing obfuscation as well. My favorite memory: His 10th grade English classroom was on the ground floor in the annex at Allderdice. One day, some students looking out the window noticed some other students attacking a pigeon. A student (Kim?) brought it to Mr. Mayer's attention. He asked what we were going to do about it. One by one, my classmates and I poured out the windows and onto the lawn, and chased the offending students away. How can you help but love a teacher who encourages his students to jump out the window to save a pigeon's life?
This saddens me beyond words. Mr. Mayer taught me so much by never shying away from learning from others. This will live on in every student who was fortunate enough to have Mr. Mayer as their teacher and mentor. My deepest sympathy and prayers.
One of the greatest teachers I have ever known. He was an inspiration to many.
Wow. I have been searching for him for years. I have been wanting to tell him how much of an impact he was on my life. This is deeply saddening. Mr. Mayer was my Creative Writing teacher at Taylor Allderdice. He will be missed.
We will miss you Baxter Goldfarb!
My sincerest condolences to the Mayer family. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. I too am a former student (c/o 1991)of Mr. Mayer's Creative Writing class and he absolutely did make you think outside the box when it came to writing. He is the reason I was able to write the papers I did when I went to college. What a great man! May you Rest in Peace Mr. Mayer.
We are saddened by you loss. We hope you find comfort through this difficult time. May God's promises help you through your grief.
Condolences to the Mayer family. Mr. Mayer was also one of my teachers at Allderdice. His class was really amazing. He made us think outside the box, which is something i cherish today. Thank you for everything. You will never be forgotten.
My condolences to the family of one if my favorite teachers. He gave me a whole new out look on literature. He was an incredible teacher who cared about his students in class and in their outside life. My prayers to the Mayer family.
I was saddened to hear of David's death. Your tender care of David even as he entered hospice exemplified your family's devoted love. I will always remember David as a kind and brave man, thanking our staff for any assistance we would offer, and expressing his appreciation of our care. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Ginny, R.N., Shaler