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Robert Mayer

August 23, 1924 - July 2, 2015

Burial Date July 2, 2015

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Mr. Robert C. Mayer, 90, died Thursday afternoon at the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger Community Medial Center in Scranton. A lifelong Scranton resident, he was the son of the late Robert J. Mayer and Mary T. McLaughlin Mayer.
He entered service with the Scranton Fire Department in 1939, and rose to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief before retiring in 1986.
He enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in March 1943 and served in the Pacific arena during World War II as an aerial turret gunner on countless aerial missions. His brave service to his country earned him the Good Conduct Medal on May 6, 1946. He received the Honorable Service Button and was Honorably Discharged in Miramar, California in 1946.
He married the love of his life, Marion Barrett Lloyd, on October 18, 1958. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage, and loved polka dancing, sitting on their front porch, and spending time at their vacation home in Fort Myers, Florida.
An avid golfer who still won tournaments until recently, he was a member of Pine Hills Country Club and was appointed as a member of the Scranton Municipal Golf Commission by former Mayor James McNulty in 1984.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a member of St. Patrick’s Church since birth, and never missed the Novena at St. Ann’s.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marion, daughter Carol Lloyd Turchetti, brother John J., sisters Peggy Farrell, Alice J. Gilgallon and Madelyn Purcell.
Surviving are brother Donald G., sisters Pauline Fallon and Eileen Bowen, all of Scranton; sister Eleanor Anderson of Bethlehem, PA; son-in-law Tony Turchetti of Camp Hill, PA; two grandchildren, Joseph Turchetti and wife, Carla, of Raleigh, NC, and Leslie Turchetti and husband Matthew Palombaro of Glenside, PA; three great-granddaughters, Sophia, Francesca, and Gabriella Turchetti; and many nieces and nephews.
His family wishes to gratefully acknowledge and thank Dr. Kurt Moran and his staff, along with the kind staffs of both VNA Hospice and Compassionate Care Hospice, particularly his nurses, Amy and Lisa.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Thursday at 10:15AM from the Kearney Funeral Home, 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with a 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 1605 Oram Street in West Scranton. Interment, with full military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard, will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice Memorial Fund, 960 N. Main Avenue, Scranton, PA 18508.