Joseph Andrew Mayer, M.D. |
1925 ~ 2014
Joseph Andrew Mayer, M.D., born February 7, 1925, passed away peacefully, in his sleep, on March 17, 2014.
Born in Salt Lake City in the basement of a church, Joseph was an amazing man with many accomplishments. As a young boy, he served as an Altar Boy in the Catholic Church. While in the Boy Scouts, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Joseph attended East High where he was also a member of the ROTC. Joseph attended the University of Utah where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at 23 years of age in 1948. He served his Medical Residency at Holy Cross Hospital, Salt Lake City. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant was Honorably Discharged twice. Then, with his brother-in-law Robert Jessen M.D, moved to Hanna, Wyoming to operate a hospital in a mining town. After moving back to Murray, Utah, Joseph and his beloved wife, Dorothy Anne, who preceded him in death in 2008, decided to move to Southern California with their daughter Joda. He was the first General Practitioner in Canoga Park, Ca. He was a founder of Northridge Hospital. And later, he was a founder of West Hills Hospital. An amazing Doctor, amazing man, with patients who adored him. His entire life was about taking care of people. We are glad he will be reunited with his wife in another place.
Joseph is survived by sons Kurt and Eric.
He will be laid to rest at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. There will be no memorial service as were his wishes.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to a favorite medical charity.
He will be dearly missed, and not forgotten. May you rest in peace…
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Apr. 4 to Apr. 6, 2014