Theodore J. Mayer

Theodore J. Mayer of Ridgefield passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Danbury Hospital from complications of Parkinson’s disease.  He was 90 years old and the husband of Margaret (Peg) Mayer, his wife of 58 years.  He was born  May 28, 1919 in NYC, son of Theodore G. and Frances (Schlosser) Mayer.  He was a US Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific theatre at the Battle of Okinawa. He graduated from City College of New York with a baccalaureate in economics.  He and his family moved to Ridgefield in 1963. Later at Norwalk State Technical College he earned an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering.  He worked for many years at the former Croll –Reynolds engineering company in Trumbull and after his retirement enjoyed a number of part time positions including Rings End lumber company in Bethel and the U.S. Postal Service.  He was a founder of the Ridgefield Sea Scout Explorer Post 76.  He was one of the original members of the Ridgefield Men’s Club and a member of Founders Hall.  He was a past member of the Norwalk Power Squadron, U.S. Power Squadrons.  He enjoyed boating, bridge, bowling, golf and being with his family.

Besides his wife he is survived by four children:  Dr. Theodore and wife Marjorie Mayer of  St. Clair Shores, MI, James and wife Virginia of W. Hartford, Paul and wife Susan of Newtown, Catherine and husband Gregory Pings of Danbury.   Two sisters, Dorothy Petersen and her husband Jack of New Milford NJ and Agnes Van Den Bergh of Newton, NJ.  Also eight grandchildren:  Theodore Jonathan and wife Ana, Heidi and Gretchen Mayer, Kathleen Rice (husband Matthew), Kyle, Caroline, Eric and Robert Mayer and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 19th at 10AM in Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown.

Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, Queen, New York.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Thursday from 4PM to 8PM.


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