Thomas G. Mayer

Nov 25, 2019
Thomas Mayer

Rockland — Thomas Gregory Mayer of Rockland died of complications following surgery just before his 80th birthday Nov. 20, 2019 at Windward Gardens.

Born in New York City Nov. 22, 1939, Tom was the son of Herbert and Frances Mayer. He graduated in 1959 from Camden Hills High School and in 1963 from Colby College. Soon after, he moved to Florida where he managed orange groves for a few years. Eventually, he did what he enjoyed most--driving. He became a long-haul trucker which enabled him to visit every state. He always said Maine was the best! Before retiring, Tom owned and operated his own limo service in NYC. He returned to Rockland in 2013 to be near his family, and was happily surrounded by them in his final days.

Tom will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, always eager and willing to help family and friends. He was a Life Master bridge player and teacher, an accomplished golfer and bowler, and an all around sports enthusiast.

Predeceased by his parents and sister, Margot Burwood, formerly of Conn., he is survived by his daughter Tracy Street and her husband, Paul, of Rockland; his son Scott Mayer and his wife, Ann, of South Portland; three grandchildren Sam, Dan and Sadie Street and two great-grandchildren Jade and Emerson Street, all of Rockland; his former wife, Raeberta Myers of Rockland and his siblings Sandra Zinman and Carlie Mayer of New York City, and Herbert Mayer of Florida.

As Tom requested, there will be no formal service. A family gathering will be held at a later date.

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