Jack T. Mayer, 84, formerly of Greenville, passed away at 2:38 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Rolling Fields Eldercare Community, Conneautville. He was born in Greenville on June 14, 1929, to Frank and Mildred (Barrows) Mayer.
He was a 1947 graduate of Penn High School and from 1952-53 he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany. Upon his return from the service, he worked at his family’s Hudson dealership, Mayer’s Motor Service in Greenville, until 1957. He then went to work as a truck driver, driving for Hall’s Motor Freight and later Valley Motor Freight, retiring in 1999.
Jack was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Fitzmartin Council 1446, Veterans of Foreign Post 3374, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 145, all of Greenville. He enjoyed bowling for more than 45 years, working on cars, collecting BMW motorcycles and was an avid car racing fan, especially NASCAR.
On Feb. 22, 1949, he married the former Martha Brown, she passed away on Oct. 28, 1998.
He is survived by two daughters, Vickie Lieb and her husband, Dennis, of Sharon and Sandra Ziegler and her husband, Dr. John Ziegler, of Conneaut Lake; a sister, Jean Creswell of Sheakleyville; four grandchildren, Devon Schlieper, Dana Korcinsky, Heather Ziegler and Eric Ziegler; and two great-grandchildren, Carter and Ava Korcinsky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Richard Mayer.
Private funeral services will be held Wednesday at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, with Rev. Christopher Barnes, parochial vicar of St. Michael’s Church, officiating.
Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Road, Greenville, Pa. 16125.
Visitors may sign the online guestbook at loutzenhiser-jordanfuneralhome.com.