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Joan Mayer

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MAYER, Joan Joan Lasher Mayer, 93, passed away on August 24, 2014 at HPH Hospice, Hudson, FL. She was born on November 16, 1920 in Richmond Hill, New York to Edward V. and Florence (Rohn) Lasher. She is survived by her husband of 68 years Paul E. Mayer, a daughter Joan (Frank) of Macon, GA, and two sons Paul (Barbara) of Trumbull, CT, John of Hudson, FL, and a loving friend, Maureen Doherty of Temple Terrace, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, two nephews, John (Lucille) and Joseph (Wendy) and a niece, Florence (Carl). She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Florence and brother John. Mrs. Mayer was a member of the Greatest Generation. As a young woman during World War II she worked on Long Island, NY, making gyroscopes for military aircraft then married a returning Army veteran. While raising her three children, she worked at Doubleday Company, Garden City, NY and Dictaphone Corporation in Bridgeport, CT. After moving to Georgia, she worked at the Federal Employees Credit Union, Norcross, GA. Upon retirement in 1985, Zephyrhills, FL became the Mayer's hometown until they moved to Hudson, FL in 2011. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Project Linus, 7040 Barcelona Blvd., Macon, GA 31216, or Hernando Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd, Hudson, FL 34667 or your in Memory of Joan Mayer. Dobies Funeral Home, New Port Richey, FL (727) 841-7555
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 28, 2014
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