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Ronald R. Mayer

January 22, 2017

Ronald R MayerRonald R. Mayer, 71, passed away at his residence in Clayton on Sunday evening, January 22, 2017.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 320 John St., Clayton on Friday, February 3, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church on Saturday, February 4, at 11AM with Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff, pastor, presiding. Burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester will be at the family's convenience.

Ron was born in Rochester on June 28, 1945, son of Edmund A. and Dorothy K. (Klem) Mayer. He was a graduate of East Ridge High School, Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then began a long career with Xerox Corp. in Rochester and retired after 35 years of service with the company. For over 30 years, he was a member of the Laurelton Volunteer Fire Dept. in Rochester.

After his retirement, Ron moved permanently to Clayton. He was a communicant and active member of St. Mary's Church, where he was an usher and money counter. He volunteered for T. I. E. R. S. (Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service) for over 15 years. Ron was a member and served on the Board of Directors of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a former member of the Clayton Lions Club, enjoyed volunteering at the Thousand Island Museum, and was also involved with the Annual Decoy Show in Clayton. Ron was a very caring person, loved to cook, especially for others, and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

He is survived by his brother and his wife, Robert E. and Elaine A. Mayer, Hilton; a nephew (who is also his godson) and two nieces and their spouses, Michael R. and Kristen Mayer, Michelle M. and David Bonczek, and Melissa A. and Aaron Wight; several great nephews and nieces, an aunt, several cousins, and many, many dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in Ron's name to either TIERS, PO Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 or School of the Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Pky., Rochester, NY 14623. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#29 Ruric Strickland 2017-02-19 07:24
Our prayers go out to the Mayer family. Ron was such a great friend. We met and worked at Xerox and continued a great friendship into retirement. He was always a most gracious host at Clayton. He will be forever remembered. Sail on smooth seas my friend.
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#28 Jeff and Dor 2017-01-31 21:27
Ron was a very kind and thoughtful person. He will be missed by his family and friends. I know you are now in heaven with all the Klems having a great time. May you rest in peace Ron. We will miss you....Love, Jeff and Dor
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#27 Jack Woodward 2017-01-31 11:47
Ron was a perfect model to follow and envy of the modern "volunteer". We only knew him through his selfless service to our EMS anbulance capabilities in the Thousand Islands. He was always gracious, personable and ready to anything needed. Our Community will certainly miss his attention to our needs. Bless you Ron for a valuable instructional life for us all.
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#26 Deb/Art Muoio 2017-01-29 12:00
Bob & Elaine ~ Our most sincere sympathy. So many precious childhood memories from Parsells Ave to Montante's in Clayton. Ronnie was an amazing man and good friend. I expect that he and my dad are ice fishing in heaven! Debbie (Miller) Muoio
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#25 Judy and Dave Larson 2017-01-29 09:18
Sorry to hear of Ron's passing , he was a good friend and summer neighbor, always there to help.He will be sorely missed.
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#24 Steve&Lynette Larson 2017-01-28 20:10
Our friend Ron was a wonderful friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed by us when we return to The River in the spring. He was always there to help. Our deepest sympathy to Ron's family. Rest In Peace Ron. We will miss you.
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#23 Brandon Liesen 2017-01-27 19:57
On behalf of Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, we are deeply saddened by your passing - you will be missed dearly. Thank you for your selfless volunteerism, your dedication, and your ever present sense of humor. Condolences to family and friends.

Brandon Liesen, Senior Chief
US Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay
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#22 Louie/Rose Montante 2017-01-27 07:41
So sad to loose a "Kid" . Ronnie and the Mayer/Klem family go way back. Many memories. Our deepest felt sympathy to the family. Most certainly will be missed.
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#21 Rich Evans 2017-01-26 21:19
We are thankful to Ron for his many years of unswerving dedication and service to the A-bay Flotilla and Division 092-01 of the USCG Auxiliary. We will miss his perpetual enthusiasm as well as his strong, positive, exemplary presence. Let us always remember Ron with deep gratitude.
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#20 Dominic Centofanti 2017-01-26 18:45
Ron will be sadly missed, he was very active in the Flotilla, especially during the boat show.Our prayers go out to his family.
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