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In Memory

Gary Mayer




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01/20/11 06:22 AM #1    

Phil Fontana

Gary & a few of us were neighbors at the corners of his Wilson Avenue, Jefferson Avenue, &  nearby Carletta Court.  We attended Memorial School together as well as Paramus High School.  I personally spent those "hang around hours" of youth at Gary's house around Billy, & his Mom & Dad.  Gary & I partnered in 7th grade on a solar system  project in Mr. Andy Moschetto's Class.  We received great accolades for our "high tech" battery powered "Star Viewer," just a glass globe covered with aluminum foil with pin holes in it to cast "stars" on the walls of a paper box covered with black construction paper. Plus, in Paramus High School, Gary's convertible served as one of the "campaign vehicles"  covered with posters when I ran for student council president.  Gary was one of those laid back great guys you called a friend. I remember his family's car business & their trips to their place in Pennsylvania......Fond memories of Gary....leave me saddened at his passing.

   Phil Fontana

01/20/11 11:19 AM #2    

Lyle Hatch

I can not express how saddened and shocked I am by this news of Gary's demise. We go back many years when our parents were close  friends and the Mayers lived on Herbert St. I vividly recall going down to their house and staying up late to watch "My Little Margie" with Gale Storm. Unfortunately we lost contact after they moved until junior high school. Man the memories of our renewed frienship sharing so many times growing up.The first "lights out party" including our third partner in crime John Gerkin at Cheryl Moriak's house on Farview Ave, being there for me as I went through the tramatic weight loss with reducing pills, the birth of his brother, and so many others. I do regret that our friendship ended in my senior year as the results of my addiction to the reducing pills and withdrawal behavior paterns that followed. It was not until the latter 70"s that I ran into him at a Chevrolet dealership in Toms River. His parents had heart issues as they approached there late 50's and perhaps that was the cause for his early departure.

I will always remember him as I part of my life with very fond memories and pray to our Lord Jesus Christ to watch over him as he has entered His Kingdom. May I also express my sympathies to his family and friends. He was a good guy with a big heart, crew cut, bright red Impala  convertible and the world will not be the same without him

God Bless,


02/19/11 09:45 PM #3    

Sharon Garber (Crump)

Gary and I go back to when we were thirteen. We were each others first love. I remember going to the "Hawaiian Hop". It was a dance at the old Sterns mall. He looked very "snappy" in his red sport coat. We were so innocent. The memories and feelings never really went away.  We "found each other" again in '09 and I found out of his death from his brother Bill. Gary to me was wonderful. Lots of fun.

Will miss you always, Love Sharon

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