Michael Francis Mayock
1934 - 2021
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Michael Francis Mayock (May 11, 1934 - January 3, 2021) passed away in Lexington, Virginia, on Sunday, January 3, surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and moved with his family to the Overbrook section of Philadelphia when he was eight years old. He went to Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School and then Villanova University, where he played varsity football and was captain his senior year. Mike was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1955 but forwent the opportunity to teach and coach. He taught and coached at St. John’s School, Malvern Prep, Welsh Valley Middle School, the University of Pennsylvania, and for 26 years at The Haverford School. At The Haverford School, Mike taught middle-school mathematics and coached varsity football, varsity golf, and middle-school squash. Many of his students, players, and fellow coaches became lifelong friends, a testament to Mike’s devotion to his craft and to the people in his path. Susanne Trainer and Mike Mayock married in 1957. Within eight years, they had eight children, a tight-knit group of siblings whose family and friends knew Mike and Susanne very well and easily became a part of the family fabric. Coach Mayock’s former students and players (including all five of his sons) speak often of the enormous impact Mike had on the people around him in the development of skills, character, and friendships. In fact, in 1998, not long after Mike’s retirement, a group of former students and players created The Michael F. Mayock Distinguished Teacher-Coach Award, awarded annually among teacher-coaches of the Interacademic League. In retirement, Mike was an avid gardener, golfer (he would want us to mention that, for a duffer, he did have a bunch of holes-in-one), and spectator at his grandchildren’s games. He loved a good story, a funny joke, and a hopping party. Mike’s big hands were a sign of welcome, and his big heart helped him to create family everywhere he went. He had a quick sense of humor, a great desire to be with people, and a keen interest in the lives of those around him. He was somehow both predictable and hilarious. Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Susanne Trainer Mayock, his daughter Mary Ellen Mayock, his parents, Francis Mayock and Cecilia Paukstis Mayock, six of his seven brothers and sisters, Francis (Frank) Mayock, Ben Mayock, Mary Mayock McDonnell, Joseph (Joe) Mayock, Ann Mayock, and Richard (Dick) Mayock. He is survived by his sister Louise Mayock (Sisters of Notre Dame). Mike is also survived by his children, Michael Mayock, Amanda Miles Mayock, Molly Mayock, Mark Mayock, Alix Burns Mayock, Daniel Mayock, Kristen Kirk Mayock, Peter Mayock, Christie Biggers, Ellen Mayock, Patrick Bradley, Matthew Mayock, and Jennifer Kurilla Mayock. Mike and Susanne also leave behind many loving grandchildren—Leigh Mayock, Michael R. Mayock, Mackenzie Miles, Jack Miles, Angus Mayock, Katie Mayock, Matthew Mayock, Ronan Mayock, Deacon Mayock, Tristan Mayock, Zach Mayock, Jake Mayock, Luke Mayock, Jax Biggers, Charles Mayock-Bradley, Susanne Mayock-Bradley, Anna Mayock, and Elli Mayock. Due to the pandemic, an in-person memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Philadelphia Foundation, 1835 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, in the name of The Michael F. Mayock Distinguished Teacher/Coach Award, or to The Haverford School, in the name of the Michael F. and Susanne T. Mayock Scholarship Fund.

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Published in Main Line Media News from Jan. 4 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 12, 2021
Mike was my teacher, football and baseball coach at St. John's High School in Manayunk in 1955. He remains one of my heroes.
Joe Jaworowski
January 12, 2021
Mike was universally liked and appreciated by the students at Malvern Prep. I didn't play football at Malvern, or anywhere. I just knew and liked Mike.
Jim OBrien, Malvern Class of 59
January 6, 2021
To the Mayock family
Condolences and prayers to the family. Your Dad was a true friend and a great competitor on the athletic field. His teams were always well prepared and coached extremely well. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.
Jim & Penny Auch
January 6, 2021
Michael & Family,
Your Dad was a great motivator coaching at St. John the Baptist in Manayunk. He will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Carmen & Norma D'Angelo Ocean City, NJ
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January 5, 2021
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Joseph Carlucci
January 5, 2021
Mayock Family - I am so sorry for your loss and I am praying for Coach Mayock and all of you. I can tell you with pride that receiving the Michael F. Mayock Distinguished Teacher/Coach Award is my greatest honor in 40 plus years as a teacher and coach. The teaching and coaching world lost an outstanding person in Mike!
Jay Schiller
January 5, 2021
Very special mentor, coach & friend.
charles r hinckle
January 5, 2021
Thoughts and prayers and condolences to the entire Mayock Family.R.IP, Mike.
John McKeever
January 5, 2021
A wonderful man and exceptional had the privilege of covering his haverford school teams during first two years in my job with Philadelphia daily news he was the epitome of what a teacher coach is supposed to be an still friends with don mike honored to know them
Dick weiss
January 5, 2021
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Peace be with you.
Mike and Mary Frances
Mary Frances Schubert
January 5, 2021
Our thoughts and love go to the Mayock family.
May your father rest in peace.
Nuria and Patrik
Nuria Mendoza Dominguez
January 5, 2021
Thank you Coach !
Tony Coulter
January 4, 2021
Thank you for being a coach and teacher of young children and inspiring your son Mike to become involved in sports and the Raiders.
Rod Borba
January 4, 2021
Sending prayers and sympathies to the entire amazing Mayock Family. This man was clearly one of a kind. God Bless. Absence of the body means presence with the Lord!
Brian & Tess Glancey
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