At the age of 85, Robert L. Mayer, Aug. 14, 2008 at Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, surrounded by family.
He was a resident of Linwood for 44 years. He was born in the Bronx N.Y. to a very large family; he was the youngest of 13 children.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force as an Engineer Gunner on a B-24, and had completed 50 missions and was with the 456th Bomber Squadron. He retired after 30 years of service with the Federal Aviation Administration as a mechanic to Aviation Safety Inspection.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, one son, one daughter,seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mass was celebrated Aug. 19 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Linwood. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing.