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Thomas C. Mayer

August 26, 1923 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 98)


Thomas Clair Mayer, 98, of 916 Rose Ave., New Castle, passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of Saturday, October 30, 2021.

He was born August 26, 1923 in West Liberty, Slippery Rock to the late Thomas and Grace Mayer. Thomas was a veteran of World War II and served with Battery C, 136th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, Mobile. He was deployed to active duty in the European Theater, the Battle of the Bulge, Northern France, Central Europe, Rhineland, and Ardennes. Thomas received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars and the World War II Victor Medal.

Upon his honorable discharge from the army, Thomas married his sweetheart, the late Catherine A. Frazier. They were married for 69 wonderful years. Thomas, who also went by Clair, worked for over 40 years at the Grove City Cooper-Bessemer Company in diesel assembly. He also worked part-time at the state-line Linger Light Dairy for many years. Clair was a “Ford man” and looked forward to the unveiling of each new model. He and his brother-in-law, Gerry Allen, traveled the area browsing the newest cars. They generally traded cars every two years. His treasured last vehicle was a Lincoln MKZ, which he was able to drive around the area into his 90s. As a life-long gardener, Clair shared his delicious tomatoes and rhubarb with family and friends every season and passed this love onto his children and grandchildren. Clair enjoyed vacations to South Carolina and traveling to Lake Erie and Pymatuning with family and friends. He and his wife, Catherine, also shared many “play-all-day” days with his grandchildren, making beautiful memories they will cherish forever.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gene C. (Kathryn) Mayer of Due West, S.C; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Pat (Raymond) George of Youngstown, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Tommy (Katherine) Mayer of Sumter, S.C., Johanna George (fiancé John Cutlip) of Pittsburgh, and Colleen (Kenneth) Suich of Copley, Ohio, and sister Eleanor (John) Stine, Butler, PA. The family also extends their love and appreciation to the dedicated care givers, Darlene, Jennifer and most especially Barb, who made it possible for Clair to remain comfortably in his home until he passed.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Verna Jean Allen, and his loving wife, Catherine.

Following his wishes, there will be a blessing service held on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 11 AM at Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St. Deacon John Carran of Holy Spirit Parish will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Online condolences may be viewed or offered by visiting

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Blessing Service
November 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Noga Funeral Home, Inc.
P.O Box 190, 1142 S Mill St.
New Castle, PA 16103

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