~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, PAA/DL Captain Richard L. Mayer
March 21, 1937 ~ March 5, 2017
Belated notice....as noted in a recent ALPA publication, IN MEMORIAM column, the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Captain Richard Leroy Mayer, age 79. Captain Mayer joined Pan American 08-01-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines. Captain Mayer’s obituary may still be viewed online at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/richard-mayer-obituary?pid=1000000185038551&view=guestbook
If more information is received, we will be sure to pass it along.
~ Carol for the PCN
Mar. 21, 1937 - Mar. 5, 2017
Richard "Dick" Mayer of Alamo died peacefully on Sunday March 5, two weeks shy of his 80th birthday. His daughters Debbie and Nancy (his little pooh's) were by his side.
Born in Bend, Oregon to a sawyer father & pianist mother, Dick inherited their talents for machinery and music. His parents separated when he was 4, so he was raised by maternal grandparents until his mother resettled in the Bay Area. At 16, Dick's mother passed suddenly, so he returned to his grandparents in Oregon and graduated Roseburg High in 1955. He worked summers at Safeway, enrolled in Air Force ROTC, and earned his BA in Music from the U. of Oregon (1959). Dick completed USAF pilot training (1959 to 1966), met his wife Dianne at Beale AFB, and settled in Danville. Dick became a commercial airline pilot for Pan Am (1966) made Captain, then flew with Delta. A lifelong lover of music, Dick played trumpet, coronet & sang with the Diablo Dixie Devils, SPBSQSA, Danville Community Band. Dick & Dianne were married for 50 years, and loved traveling, tennis, bridge, horses, friends and family. Survived by daughters Debbie Mayer (Oakland), Nancy Mayer Daetz (Danville), three granddaughters Lexi, Taylor, Morgan. Celebration of Dick's Life on Thurs, April 13th from 11AM-2PM Daetz Residence - 622 Glen Road, Danville
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Mayer scholarship fund: https://give.berkeley.edu/egiving/index.cfm?fund=FW8166000
.Published in East Bay Times on Apr. 11, 2017
Richard Leroy Mayer
March 21, 1937 - March 5, 2017