Butte native Edward C. Mayer Jr., 93, passed away at home in Fremont, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
Born in Butte on Jan. 16, 1920, to Edward Charles Mayer and Julie Ornstein, he was the grandson of very early Butte pioneers, Max and Dora (Engel) Mayer and Mose and Rose (Levy) Ornstein. He graduated from Butte High School, Stanford University and obtained his medical degree from Stanford Medical School in 1944.
He was a diplomat with the American Board of Anesthesiology and served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He practiced at the original Stanford Hospital in San Francisco before moving to Fremont in 1959, to help open Washington Township Hospital, where he practiced until his retirement in 1986.
He enjoyed over 65 years of marriage with Alberta “Peppy” Schatz. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fly fisherman, and returned often to his native Montana to indulge in his favorite sports. He was a long-time member of Alameda Masonic Lodge #167, the Scottish Rite, and Aahmes Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma and Gene Fuller and Doris and Dick Boyer; niece Edna Fuller Holmes; and grand-nephew. Edward Roger Holmes Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Peppy, and daughter, Kathleen Ann Weiss of Fremont; daughter and son-in-law, Jolie Arden Mayer-Smith and Roy Smith of Vancouver, B.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Candace Ellen and John Hallquist and grandson Nathan Hallquist and wife, Jane of Livermore, Calif.; and grand-niece and grand-nephew, Linda Lee Holmes and Michael E. Holmes of Butte.
Private family services have been held in Fremont.
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