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Obituary: Joseph C. Mayer, 96

A memorial service was held on Friday, Dec. 21, at the St. Monica Parish Catholic Church on Mercer Island.

Joseph C. Mayer, Born March 25, 1916 in Norwood Park, IL; died December 17, 2012 on Mercer Island.

Joseph, age 96, was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was a decorated veteran of WWII who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After a 30 year career in the U.S. Navy Joseph retired as a Commander. He then went on to another 30 year career as a King County Assessor. Joe was an honorable man who loved his family, believed in the power of hard work, and was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Vesta Mayer, and survived by his sons David (Sheri) and Brian (Leasa), his daughter, Cynthia Seely (Daniel); and his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Daniel, Calista, and Katherine.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 21st at 11:00 AM at St. Monica’s Catholic Church on Mercer Island. Donations in his memory can be sent to Catholic Relief Services, 710 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.

Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Guestbook at www.harveyfuneral.com

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