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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

Andrew Brian Mayer

June 14, 1986August 11, 2019

Andrew Brian Mayer passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his home in Durham, NC. Andrew was born on June 14, 1986 at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, NC to Dr. Theodore F. Mayer and Lisa Diane Mayer, but spent most of his life in Raleigh.

Andrew was warm and caring, a true humanitarian and scholar. He accomplished much in his short thirty-three years of life. Andrew was a certified and skilled Radiographic Technologist who took pride in helping people. He earned a B.A. Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Faculty Award and Certificate in Radiographic Technology from UNC-CH. During high school at Millbrook High, he earned a BSA Heroism Award for saving life and limb on the Appalachian Trail, the Eagle Scout Award from Troop 342, and was also an AP Scholar who graduated in the top 2% of his class. As a younger student, Andrew won the Battle of the Books at West Millbrook Middle School, and received an award from Odyssey of the Mind at North Ridge Elementary.

Andrew will always be remembered for his sweet gentle spirit, his great smile and servant’s heart, always thinking and putting others ahead of himself. Andrew loved to travel and some of his happiest memories were from his semester abroad in Sevilla, Spain, his Birthright trip to Israel, and from vacations with his family. He loved animals, especially his dogs and turtles, and was a talented artist who enjoyed painting, nature, boating, swimming, fishing, skiing, reading, and music, especially by the Beatles. Andrew was truly loving and much loved, and will be missed by all who knew him. He had many close friends, most importantly his partner of more than 10 years and good friend Michael Griffin.

Andrew is survived by his parents Ted and Lisa Mayer; his mentoring older brother Eric, sister in law Julia, and nephews Kennedy and Zachary Mayer; his paternal grandparents Kevin and Marie Mayer; and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Harry and Sara Hytoff.

Arrangements are in the care of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Raleigh NC, with a graveside service at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery, 450 North State Street, on Friday, August 16th at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to NAMI Wake County or to your local animal shelter.

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, August 16, 2019

Memories

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Jazmine Ruiz

August 17, 2019

Andrew was the only person I kept in contact with from XRay school. I love Andrew. He was an amazing person and friend. I am completely devastated by his passing. Praying for his family, including Mike, in this time of need.

Susan MacNeela

August 17, 2019

I had the privilege and honor of instructing Andrew in several courses in the Radiography Program at UNC-CH. Andrew was an exemplary student. He contributed so much to the class. He was smart, but he was humble, and he added a warmth to the group that I can not adequately explain.
He will be missed by all the people he touched on this earth. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to spend two years of his extraordinary life with him.

With deepest sympathy,
Susan MacNeela

Marcelo Levy

August 16, 2019

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My heartfelt condolences. May his memory always be for a blessing.

Steve & Portia Walker

August 15, 2019

We knew Andrew best when he was a young boy at North Ridge Elementary School. He was a wonderful boy, and we felt fortunate to have Andrew be one of our son Elliot’s best friends. We also felt blessed to have Lisa and Ted as friends.

Time marched on, schools changed, and we lost touch with Andrew. However, we never lost touch with the warm feelings we had for him. Andrew surprised us with a visit last fall, much to our delight. He was clearly the same sweet boy we knew, just all grown up. Below is a photo of Andrew at Wrightsville Beach we’ve had in our den for 20+ years (with Elliot cropped out) and will treasure forever.

Judy Mulvihill

August 13, 2019

We are remembering Andrew as smart , witty and charismatic! Enjoyed times together throughout school and Boy Scouts. We will have a smile whenever we think of him! Our Love and Prayers are with you- Lisa,Ted,Eric and family! The Mulvihills

Ann McGah

August 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and sending prayers.

Ann and Bill McGah

Michael Griffin

August 13, 2019

Andrew, you will be forever in my heart. We shared so many fun times together. The beach, Vegas, an earthquake in VA, our years on the farm playing with the boys, fishing, playing in snow. We celebrated every Christmas together, Birthdays, and Holliday’s , we made the best of them! I will miss our time together and will never forget you! You were smart, intuitive, stubborn, a friend, and my partner. I Love You! Your Pooga and Raisans! God Rest Your Soul!

Mary Waller

August 13, 2019

Andrew, miss you already! Your smile, joyfulness and upbeat personality brought so much happiness to others. I cherish the memories of you. Aunt Mary

Christina Mayer

August 13, 2019

Dear Nephew. Thank you for the joy and smiles and laughter that you brought to our lives. As I care for patients in the healthcare setting, please walk with me...help me accompany and be with those in need. I love you, Andrew. AC

Brad Hessel

August 13, 2019

Seems ljke just a couple of years since Andrew, Elie, and Emil were carpooling to JCC summer camp (which between them they essentially ran for a while there). Elie reminded me he was the nature counselor…he was always so great with the kids!

So sorry to learn of this…the way I remember him, Andrew made the world a better place to live.

FROM THE FAMILY