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Robert Livingston Mainzer

AGE: 79 • Tinton Falls

Robert Livingston Mainzer, 79, of Tinton Falls, N.J., died peacefully at home on August 19, 2014. Bob graduated from College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., after serving in the United States Army. He had a successful 40-year career with Smith Barney as an Investment Advisor.

He was a communicant at the Community of St. Benedict, Holmdel, for many years where he was the first president of the Religious Education Board and a long time Religious Education teacher.

Bob was a dedicated husband who raised five daughters with humor and grace. He mentored many young people on Wall Street and through his faith communities. He was a legendary friend and maintained all his relationships with deep commitment and caring. He was a gentle and kind person who never once complained about the MS which affected him for 50 years.

Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Katherine Mylod Mainzer. He is also survived by his five daughters, Katherine Mainzer, Boston; Eileen Church, Middletown, N.J.; Meg Mainzer-Cohen (Mark), Boston; Mary Vadala (Charles), Boston; and Elizabeth Gagnon (James), Newton, Mass. Bob is also survived by his granddaughter and goddaughter, Megan Mainzer (Juan), and his other grandchildren: Heather, Luke, Stephen, Robert Livingston, Charles, Christine, Erin, Madeline, Letitia, Greta, Sarah, Henry, and one great granddaughter, Larimar.

Visiting hours will be from 4 - 8 pm on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Route 35, Wall, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, 2014 at St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory can be mailed to the College of the Holy Cross, Office of Advancement (memo "financial aid"), One College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610 to support students in financial need. For more information or to send condolences, visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 21, 2014
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