John Mayo
1961 - 2016
BORN
1961
DIED
2016
FUNERAL HOME
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors
4605 E Highway 80
Savannah, GA 31410
John Randall Mayo, Jr. - SAVANNAH - John Randall Mayo, Jr., passed away Friday, April 22, 2016. Born November 29, 1961, John grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where his family has lived since the landing of the Mayflower. While growing up, John loved roaming the Cape beaches and spending time with his parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles while they worked on the family duck farm and restaurant. He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Nauset High School where he played tennis. Influenced by a family friend, he studied aerospace engineering while at the University of Southern California. After graduating, he began his career at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. While at Sikorsky, he earned his master's degree in electrical engineering from Yale University, received his first patent, and met his wife Amy. Rounding out his 20 years at Sikorsky, John served as the Assistant Program Manager on the UH-60L BLACK HAWK Helicopter. John moved to Savannah in 2005 to work for Gulfstream Aerospace as the Program Manager for Advanced Flight Controls. He later became the Director of Advanced Technology Programs, focusing on the G650 and G500/G600 aircraft programs. He was part of the team that won the 2014 Collier Trophy for innovative development of the G650 Aircraft. John was a world traveler, and enjoyed traveling for both work and pleasure. Some of his most memorable work trips were to China, Russia and Panama/Guatemala. While in Russia, he delivered a paper in Russian to the Russian Aeronautical Society. Of his family trips, Scotland, Deer Valley, Utah and Sun Valley, Idaho were highlights; as well as his yearly vacation to Cape Cod. An avid tennis player, John competed on the Savannah Yacht Club teams. He completed nine marathons and also enjoyed biking and skiing. John loved being near the water and spent much time paddle boarding with his daughter and dreamed of the day when he would captain his own Boston Whaler. As much as John enjoyed his career and athletic endeavors, he was a devoted family man. He attended as many of his children's events as he could and loved to participate in road races with his kids. When his sons were younger, he was the Cub Master of Troop 26 in Savannah. He also enjoyed photographing his children's pursuits and creating memories for them. John is survived by his wife Amy, his three children, his father John Randall Mayo, Sr., mother Faye Ramsay, sisters Virginia, Emily, and Amy, and brothers Eric, Alex, and Adam. John was a caring, compassionate, and humble man. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm for any and all of his children's pursuits, his dedication to his job and his devotion to his Cape Cod heritage. He will be greatly missed. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5-7pm at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. A private service will be held for family in Cape Cod at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Orleans Historical Society, P.O. Box 353, Orleans, Ma 026653; or the Howard Hand in Hand Support Program for Children c/o Howard Family Dental Foundation, 1020 Bryan Woods Loop, Suite 6, Savannah, Ga 31410; or the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia, Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News April 25, 2016 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.


To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Savannah Morning News from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2016.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
29
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors
Islands Chapel
Funeral services provided by:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Add a Message


Not sure what to say?



35 Entries
I am totally shocked to hear of John's passing and only yesterday while talking to an old friend from GAC.

My heartfelt condolences to The Mayo Family! John was a funny and nice man. I enjoyed working with him and the rest of his team at GAC.
Yoli Dixon
April 19, 2017
Judith Palombo
May 19, 2016
Amy, just received the news of John's passing. John was a true professional, a great person, and an individual I enjoyed working with and having as a friend. He and I just connected recently via Linkin and his loss was a complete shock to me. Too soon. Please cherish the memories you had together. God bless you & your family.
Irv Alansky
May 7, 2016
Amy - I am so very sorry to hear about John. My thoughts and heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family.
Anne Boucher
May 4, 2016
All of us at Thales are extremely sad and appreciated working with a gentlemen for many years. On a personal note, John was my counterpart, so we were appreciating opportunities to see each other outside of the work environment. I will always remember how happy he has been to discover many regions in France with me when we could arrange to have free week-ends overthere.
Jean-Marc Gagné
April 29, 2016
John will be missed. Having worked with John on several Gulfstream programs, he exhibited talent and was always pragmatic and light-hearted.

My family and I are truly sorry for your loss.
Brian Lojko
April 29, 2016
Amy, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My wife and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May John's memory be a blessing to you all.
Brian Posner
April 27, 2016
I was so saddened to hear of Johns passing. I had the privilege of working with him at Sikorsky years ago....what a kind hearted man he was. I'm so very sorry for your loss. God Bless.
Meg Macisaac Lampazzi
April 27, 2016
Amy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I truly enjoyed working with John at Sikorsky.
Greg Haberli
April 27, 2016
John was a great person to work with and I'm sure all his friends at Boeing such as myself are saddened at this terrible loss. John was a class act all the way.
Steven Glusman
April 27, 2016
It is with great sadness that I offer these remarks. Although I knew John professionally for only a short while, I was touched by his kindness, knowledge, and his spirit. Its hard to believe he's no longer with us.
I extend deep condolences to Amy and the family, as well as to John's friends and colleagues.
Janice Marshall
April 27, 2016
This is a very sad news. I had the chance to work with him as a Gulfstream's supplier for many years. He was a true gentleman and professional. Although I mostly met him on professional occasions, I had once a very good time with him when he and his son joined us, on a free Sunday we had while in Savannah, to see a football game in Jacksonville. This is a great memory. He will be missed.
My sincere condolences to its family.
Frederick Clement
April 27, 2016
I'm sorry to hear about John. He was a true gentleman and was always very well respected and set a great example for his colleagues. In my time with him, he was a good-natured man and very easy to like and get along with. Sad to hear another Mayflower relative has left us.
Justin Williams
April 26, 2016
Amy, I was so deeply saddened to her of the death of your husband. You are often in my thoughts when I think of past times at NHRC. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.
Katherine Reese
Friend
April 26, 2016
Amy, we are all deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Jeffrey Dudley
April 26, 2016
I had the pleasure to work and travel with John and also with Amy. He was a consummate professional but above all a genuine and carrying person. I will always remember his reaction when I had to leave Gulfstream with his encouraging words and parting gift which he did not have to do.
He is truly missed.
My sincere condolences to the whole family.
Waseem Wahba
April 26, 2016
We are so saddened by this sudden news. John was a dear colleague and a friend. We, at BAE Systems, that worked with him on the G500 program were always impressed by his expertise and professionalism. He will be dearly missed by us. You all are in our prayers and thoughts.
Ehtisham Siddiqui
April 26, 2016
Amy and Family,
I cannot imagine your loss right now, and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. John was one of the finest people I have ever met. He was a joy to know, had a wonderful sense of humor, and will be truly missed.
Kim Barnard
April 26, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for your family.

The Carsons
Jeanette Carson
Friend
April 26, 2016
Amy,
So sad to hear of the passing of John. Let your family and friends help you get through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.
Ed Ackerman
April 26, 2016
Dear Amy,

I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy and we had many adventures together. Just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Laszlo Szebelledy
April 25, 2016
Amy, I can't begin to tell you how sorry we were to hear of John's passing. We were so glad to reconnect with him a few summers ago at the Fourth of July parade, and meet you and your kids. John used to spend summers bunking in with my brother when we were teenagers. He became family to us. We will miss him very much.

Please accept our sincere condolenses.
Jeanne Hasenmiller
April 25, 2016
So sorry. I remember John as a very nice guy, a gentleman. I was with Thales and have worked with him many years.
Franck Gansmandel
Franck Gansmandel
April 25, 2016
Pat & Gary Jaeger / Fox
April 25, 2016
So sorry for your loss Amy and kids. John was a nice guy - will remember him fondly.
Lance Stronk
April 25, 2016
John was a great guy and a real gentleman. I learned a lot from him when he was at Sikorsky. My condolences to Amy and the rest of the Mayo family.
Tom Dennison
April 25, 2016
Amy, so sorry to hear about the passing of John. I have fond memories of John's time at Sikorsky. Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joe & Chris Driscoll
April 25, 2016
Amy, We were so sad to hear the passing of John. He was always so kind, and we loved always watching him constantly playing in the front yard with your precious kids. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Meg, Chip and Hamilton, Tripp and Bo McDaniel
Meg and Chip McDaniel
April 25, 2016
That is exactly how I saw him as a "caring compassionate and humble" man.
Lynn Adams
April 25, 2016
I am keeping your family in prayer. May you find strength and a peace that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time.
Chris Watkins
April 25, 2016
Amy, Nate, Ben, and Phoebe, I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great man and will be dearly missed.
Carrie Ketchum
April 25, 2016
Amy & family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping the entire Mayo family in prayer.
Van Wilson
April 25, 2016
Van Wilson
April 25, 2016
John was a great colleague, mentor, boss, and friend. I always enjoyed his frequent impersonations of people and accents in his stories. Of course his Boston impersonation was spot on, but he hadn't mastered the Deep South yet! He will be sorely missed.
François Hugon
April 25, 2016
Amy, I am so sad to hear about John. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

K
Kay Martin
Neighbor
April 25, 2016