OBITUARY

Rudolph "Rudy" William Mayer Jr.

July 2, 1933August 14, 2019
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Rudolph William “Rudy” Mayer Jr. passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday morning, August 14, 2019. He was 86 years old. Beloved husband of Ray Ann Ansardi Mayer for over 25 years, and the late Audrie Teague Mayer of 33 years. Loving father of Rudolph William “Rudy” Mayer III, Elizabeth Mayer Johnson (the late Frankie), Eric Mayer (Melissa), Lisa Mayer, and the late William T. Mayer. Step-father of Faye Retif (Joey), Annette Gagliano, and Bradley T. Ferguson (Hope). Grandfather of Lorelei Mayer, Brindisi Mayer, Jamie Johnson Sr. (Christine), Jennifer James (Dale Jr.), Frankie Trosclair (Jon), Brandi Mayer, Eric Mayer, Mariah Duhe (Sal Jr.), Kayla Schmidt, and Jesse Schmidt, and step-grandfather of Robert Barback III (Lauryn), Ryan Barback, Amber Friel (Brian), Adam Gagliano (Brittany), and Hannah Ferguson. Great-grandfather of Jamie Jr., Christian, Kolleen, Tristyn, Christopher III, Dale III, Linken, Charlee, Aleah, Bella Grace, Jolie Rose, Sal III, Anamaria, Levee, Elijah, and Averi. Step-great-grandfather of Laura and Lilliana. Brother of Elaine Teague (the late William), Shirley Lyons (Andrew), and the late May Warren (the late Charles). Son of the late Rudolph William Mayer Sr. (Lilly) and the late Mazel Tournet Mayer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and his faithful four-legged companion Reba. Rudy was a native of New Orleans, resident of Chalmette for the majority of his life, and has lived in Mandeville since Hurricane Katrina. He graduated from Fortier High School and served his country in the United States Army in Korea, and at home in the National Guard. He spent most of his career as a Marine HVAC Technician. He was very active in many fraternal organizations, and was a proud member of Blue Lodges 459 and 188 and the Eastern Star Lakeshore Chapter 59, Rachel Jackson chapter 241, American Legion Mandeville Post 415, the Consistory Valley of New Orleans, the Jerusalem Shrine, and the York Rite, serving those organizations for over 50 years. He was also a member of Northshore Shrine Club. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital are preferred. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a service to celebrate his life at GRACE FUNERAL HOME, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Saturday morning, August 17, 2019 at 11:30. Visitation will begin at 9:00, and Masonic service will begin at 11:00. Inurnment will be in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at a later date. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Ray Ann Ansardi Mayer, Spouse
  • Audrie Teague Mayer, Spouse (deceased)
  • Rudolph William "Rudy" Mayer III, Son
  • Elizabeth Mayer Johnson, Daughter
  • Frankie Johnson, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Eric Mayer, Son
  • Melissa Mayer, Daughter-in-law
  • Lisa Mayer, Daughter
  • William T. Mayer, Son (deceased)
  • Faye Retif, Step-Daughter
  • Joey Retif, Step-Son-in-law
  • Annette Gagliano, Step-Daughter
  • Bradley T. Ferguson, Step-Son-in-law
  • Hope Ferguson, Step-Daughter-in-law
  • Lorelei Mayer, Granddaughter
  • Brindisi Mayer, Granddaughter
  • Jamie Johnson Sr., Grandson
  • Christine Johnson, Granddaugter-in-law
  • Jennifer James, Granddaughter
  • Dale James Jr., Grandson-in-law
  • Frankie Trosclair, Granddaughter
  • Jon Trosclair, Grandson-in-law
  • Brandi Mayer, Granddaughter
  • Eric Mayer, Grandson
  • Mariah Duhe, Granddaughter
  • Sal Duhe Jr., Grandson-in-law
  • Kayla Schmidt, Granddaughter
  • Jesse Schmidt, Grandson
  • Robert Barback III, Step-Grandson
  • Lauryn Barback, Step-Granddaughter-in-law
  • Ryan Barback, Step-Grandson
  • Amber Friel, Step-Granddaughter
  • Brian Friel, Step-Grandson-in-law
  • Adam Gagliano, Step-Grandson
  • Brittany Gagliano, Step-Grandaughter-in-law
  • Hannah Ferguson, Step-Granddaughter
  • Elaine Teague, Sister
  • William Teague, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Shirley Lyons, Sister
  • Andrew Lyons, Brother-in-law
  • May Warren, Sister (deceased)
  • Charles Warren, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Rudolph William Mayer Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Lilly Mayer, Step-Mother (deceased)
  • Mazel Tournet Mayer, Mother (deceased)
  • Mr. Mayer was also the Great-Grandfather of Jamie Jr., Christian, Kolleen, Tristyn, Christopher III, Dale III, Linken, Charlee, Aleah, Bella Grace, Jolie Rose, Sal III, Anamaria, Levee, Elijah and Averi. He was also Step-Great-Grandfather to Laura and Lilliana. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and his four-legged companion Reba.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Jackie Miller/Pavur

August 19, 2019

Rudy was a very kind and gentle man. I am a cousin by marriage and each time I saw him he greeted me with a wonderful smile and a sweet spirit. I am so sorry I could not make the service but my prayers are with all of his family.

Carol Ansardi

August 16, 2019

Rudy, I first met you when Katrina brought you and Ray to our home. I so enjoyed getting to know you, getting to spend time with you and Ray. I really, really wanted you and Ray to move to Georgia. I will always remember our months together, our outings, especially the pow-wow in Cartersville. I saw how devoted and loving you were with Ray and your dogs, and I knew you were a good man. I feel such sorrow with your passing. I know Ray and Reba do, also.
If, when, or until we meet again, you will be missed on this side.

George Lupo

August 15, 2019

MY FRIEND, MY BROTHER, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

Tommy & Vicki Greer

August 15, 2019

We didn't know mr. Rudy, but we know his beautiful daughter Lisa! She talked lovingly about her Daddy, so I know he must have been a wonderful person! We were so sorry to hear about his passing! We will be praying for the family!

Lisa Mayer

August 15, 2019

Daddy I know you are out of pain. I miss you so much.... I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW.......

YOUR YOUNGEST daughter

LISA

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