OBITUARY

Robert K. Mayer

February 17, 1931April 13, 2019
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Robert (Bob) Kenneth Mayer

Bob Mayer, of North Richland Hills, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 13th in Southlake, Texas. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend to all that knew him. He was born on February 17, 1931 in Huntington, New York to Richard and Margaret Mayer.

Bob grew up in Long Island, New York and later in life he became especially close to his step-father, Burt, and his step-brothers and sisters. He served in the Army in Germany during the Korean War. He met his future wife, Stella, while working for her brother. They were married in 1960 and had three sons, Robert (Bob), Richard, and John. He owned a gas station and a successful towing business for a number of years in New York and in 1974 they relocated to Cape Coral, Florida where he made his home for the next 40 years. During that time he and Stella opened an Italian restaurant called Stella’s Pizza. After their restaurant venture he worked in the barricade industry until he retired at the age of 77.

In 2013 he moved to Texas to live with his son, Bob and daughter-in-law, Susan. While here, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends quickly becoming part of the Three Musketeers with Norma French and Oda Mae Howell.

Bob will be remembered for his love of most sports, but particularly baseball and WWE. He was an avid New York Yankees fan but would root for the Texas Rangers to appease Sue, as he would do anything to make her happy.

He enjoyed his visits with his grandchildren, Heath and Haley, as they were growing up and he welcomed the opportunity to see Haley more often after his move to Texas. It always put a big smile on his face to talk to her and to find out how she was succeeding in her life and career.

Animals had a special place in his heart, especially his and his family’s pets, both dogs and cats. His cat, Precious, was a constant companion to him after Stella’s death. After he moved to Texas he would continually talk about his grand-dog, Copper and he adored Haley and Cameron’s dogs Kyser and Rusko. Sue and Bob’s cats, Ronnie and Reagan, brought him much joy, laughter and companionship during his time in Texas.

He had a great sense of humor and a contagious smile and laugh that he maintained to the end of his life. He was willing to laugh at himself and people were drawn to him and he definitely had a special charm.

He desired to instill his character traits of honesty, loyalty, strong work ethic, manners, and a love for family in his sons and others.

During his retirement years he particularly enjoyed watching his soap operas and we were forbidden to schedule any doctors’ appointments during those times. At dinner he would provide his rendition of the news of the day, which would often prove to be entertaining and humorous.

Bob is survived by three sons: Robert Mayer, Jr. and wife Susan of North Richland Hills, Texas; Richard Mayer of Cape Coral, Florida and John Mayer and Lori Rowe of Cape Coral, Florida; grandchildren Haley Mayer and Cameron Francis of Austin, Texas and Jordan Mayer and great-grandson, Jayson, of Punta Gorda, Florida; several brothers and a sister, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and step-father, Burton Carbino, his wife of 43 years, Estelle (Stella) Mayer; grandson, Heath Mayer, and a brother and sister.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Keller Old Town Funeral Home, 220 Keller Parkway. He will be laid to rest at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery with military honors at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bluebonnethills.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert K. Mayer

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Robert Allen

April 19, 2019

As you walked your beloved father straight into the arms of Our Lord, we in your BSF group were truly privileged, week after week, to see how a son measures up and fills his Dad's shoes. Our prayers are with your devoted family.

Mary Applegate

April 19, 2019

Dad, Bob Mayer was the best Father in Law (married to John) you would ever want. I had the pleasure of having dad in my life for 32 of my 47 years! Dad was a hard worker, I remembered helping out at PSI where dad, Richie and John worked, I would watch him coordinate and work hard for hours even late in the evening, I would love to build the barricade lights and signs. Dad loved working with his sons on the job, watching all of them working together was a real treat. Dad taught them to work hard for what you want in life. Dad's love of his life was mom (Stella) what a wonderful women and mother, at dinnertime, dad would have his beer in his frozen beer mug every night, and his slices tomatoes with ranch dressing. Mom would make him so many of his favorite dishes after a long days work. They loved each other so much and I have comfort knowing they are together again in heaven. Dad also had three cats that he loved, Angel, Shadow and Precious, you would always see dad in this recliner and over the years with a cat in his lap. Dad's love was unconditional! Even after my marriage dissolved, dad always called me his daughter and for the last 25 years of my second marriage and having two children, he always loved to see how they were doing. Once you were apart of his life, you were always apart of dad's life! Dad, I will always love you, and I will miss you dearly. You had filled a void in my life as a father, you gave unconditional love and acceptance. You're caring, dear and a great role model. I will miss times, when I would rub the top of your head (going bald) and I would make it shine.. Eating the Pu Pu platters at the Chinese restaurant on Del Prado blvd in Cape Coral, working at the flea markets. Those were great times! Thank you for everything, I am thankful I was able to see you last year in Dallas, and I have comfort knowing you heard my last words on the last night in this world. All my love now and forever dad , give mom a hug for me Love, Mary

Richard Mayer

April 17, 2019

John Mayer

April 17, 2019

Cheryl Whalon

April 17, 2019

Carlene Griscom

April 16, 2019

Such a delightful New Yorker here in Texas added such a special attraction to coming to visit Bob Jr. and Susan when my husband Ed and I visited from San Angelo. This remarkable man had so many delightful stories to share of his life in New York and particularly stories of his shared life with his beloved wife and children. He was so happy at his recent 88th Birthday celebration and especially pleased with the many friends and family that came to express Birthday Greetings at the party Susan and Bob Jr. arranged for his "Special Day"!

Sharon Cheeseman

April 16, 2019

Valerie consalvo

April 16, 2019

To John Richie family and friends I am so sorry for your loss Mr Mayer you are a hero keeping our country safe thank you for your service . You are now dancing with your wife again in the kingdom of heaven together your are stronger guardian angels to watch over and protecting your family with Jesus right by your side you are free of pain sending prayers in this time of sorrow to lift up and comfort your family Again I am truely sorry for your loss amen

Phil Krystel

April 16, 2019

Farewell my friend. I will always remember our dinners with Stella and the boys. Time flys by. Your sense of humor and kindness were truly something special. I never worked with anyone else that had your work ethics. You always gave 110% no mater what the task. My condolences to the family. You were a true gentleman and one of a kind.

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Biography

Robert (Bob) Kenneth Mayer

Bob Mayer, of North Richland Hills, Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 13th in Southlake, Texas. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend to all that knew him. He was born on February 17, 1931 in Huntington, New York to Richard and Margaret Mayer.

Bob grew up in Long Island, New York and later in life he became especially close to his step-father, Burt, and his step-brothers and sisters. He served in the Army in Germany during the Korean War. He met his future wife, Stella, while working for her brother. They were married in 1960 and had three sons, Robert (Bob), Richard, and John. He owned a gas station and a successful towing business for a number of years in New York and in 1974 they relocated to Cape Coral, Florida where he made his home for the next 40 years. During that time he and Stella opened an Italian restaurant called Stella’s Pizza. After their restaurant venture he worked in the barricade industry until he retired at the age of 77.

In 2013 he moved to Texas to live with his son, Bob and daughter-in-law, Susan. While here, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends quickly becoming part of the Three Musketeers with Norma French and Oda Mae Howell.

Bob will be remembered for his love of most sports, but particularly baseball and WWE. He was an avid New York Yankees fan but would root for the Texas Rangers to appease Sue, as he would do anything to make her happy.

He enjoyed his visits with his grandchildren, Heath and Haley, as they were growing up and he welcomed the opportunity to see Haley more often after his move to Texas. It always put a big smile on his face to talk to her and to find out how she was succeeding in her life and career.

Animals had a special place in his heart, especially his and his family’s pets, both dogs and cats. His cat, Precious, was a constant companion to him after Stella’s death. After he moved to Texas he would continually talk about his grand-dog, Copper and he adored Haley and Cameron’s dogs Kyser and Rusko. Sue and Bob’s cats, Ronnie and Reagan, brought him much joy, laughter and companionship during his time in Texas.

He had a great sense of humor and a contagious smile and laugh that he maintained to the end of his life. He was willing to laugh at himself and people were drawn to him and he definitely had a special charm.

He desired to instill his character traits of honesty, loyalty, strong work ethic, manners, and a love for family in his sons and others.

During his retirement years he particularly enjoyed watching his soap operas and we were forbidden to schedule any doctors’ appointments during those times. At dinner he would provide his rendition of the news of the day, which would often prove to be entertaining and humorous.

Bob is survived by three sons: Robert Mayer, Jr. and wife Susan of North Richland Hills, Texas; Richard Mayer of Cape Coral, Florida and John Mayer and Lori Rowe of Cape Coral, Florida; grandchildren Haley Mayer and Cameron Francis of Austin, Texas and Jordan Mayer and great-grandson, Jayson, of Punta Gorda, Florida; several brothers and a sister, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and step-father, Burton Carbino, his wife of 43 years, Estelle (Stella) Mayer; grandson, Heath Mayer, and a brother and sister.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Keller Old Town Funeral Home, 220 Keller Parkway. He will be laid to rest at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery with military honors at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bluebonnethills.com.