OBITUARY

George Mayor

July 27, 1933August 9, 2020

George Mayor Sr., 87, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

George was born July 27, 1933 in Ybor City, Florida. He married his high school sweetheart Norma Zayas Mayor and they were married for 67 years. He retired from TECO after 33 years of devoted service on January 1, 1990. Mr. Mayor served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army for 2 years.

George is survived by his wife Norma Zayas Mayor and his 2 children: George Mayor Jr. and Lori Mayor-Schmidt (husband Tim Schmidt). He also is survived by 4 grandchildren. Evan, Paul, Peter and Jesse Mayor. He also had a beloved grand dog, Porky. He was the last survivor of his 6 siblings Gumersindo, Ernest, Mercy, Sara and Carmen.

He was a devout Catholic and served the Lord in both St. Joseph and St. Lawrence's parishes. He was a dedicated coach for years at both little league and big league baseball in West Tampa. In 1978, he placed his district 6 big league team 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world. He was known as an awesome "Uncle George" to all of his nieces and nephews and their children. He was an incredible human being. He was gentle, giving, a great listener, child-like, funny, generous, non-judgemental, devoted, committed, faithful to God and his entire family. We appreciate the loving care he received with Comfort Keepers and Bamboo Villas ALF.

Funeral Mass and Christian Burial will start at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5225 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, Florida 33614. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa. Please NO FLOWERS! In lieu of flowers, a gift could be made in his memory to the:

Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter 14010 Roosevelt Blvd. #709 Clearwater, Florida 33762

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, August 17, 2020

  • Interment

    Monday, August 17, 2020

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Bob and Mary Dunn

August 15, 2020

George, our hearts are heavy at this time, but we know that this journey you were in was a life of hope. The faith that you had carried you all the way, even in all of the struggles of life. God blessed you with a loving wife, Norma that gave you the care you needed until the very end, two beautiful and loving children George jr. , Lori and now Tim, a son-in-law sent from God. Your kindness and caring heart was always evident to everyone. You were the highlight of every gathering no matter what the occasion. Thank you, for being there for my family, when you were most needed. You will be greatly missed and will be in our hearts forever. Until we meet again in Heaven. Rest in Peace

Roy and Olga Myers

August 14, 2020

Roy and Olga Myers
Remembering the Good Times:

We'll always treasure the times we spent with our Brother in Law and Our Uncle George, as he was called by all the members of our family. He will be missed but the joy and love we experienced when we visited him and my sister through the years will remain in our heart and mind.

They were the first visit we made when we were engaged to be married. They welcomed Roy as a member of the family. After that, our homes became a place of welcome whenever we visited each other. Trips to and from Tampa and Atlanta were frequent. Even when we moved to Lake Jackson they came and enjoyed fishing and boat riding on the Boston Whaler and the Pontoon boat.

Beach trips with our growing families each year strengthened our love. The cousins got to know each other through the many fun activities that the Beach offers.

The following Travelogue began with a desire to meet their ancestors from Spain and visit surrounding countries. A road trip of 30 days bonded our relationship and will always be remembered.

Our journey began in FRANCE: Paris, Palace of Versailles, St. Therese of Lisieux, Normandy, Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, Lourdes; SPAIN: San Sebastian, Burgos, Santiago de Compostela, (PORTUGAL: Fatima,) Avila, Toleto, Madrid, Salamanca, Nava (George's ancestors), Infiesto (Asturias, Norma's ancestors), and Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caidos (Escorial).

One of the highlights of our trip was visiting and attending Mass in many Cathedrals, going to some of the Saints' birthplaces and blessing ourselves with Holy Water at Lourdes and Fatima.

George, your journey continues as you're carried by the Angels and Saints to the place prepared just for YOU. You will be missed. Norma, may you enjoy Remembering the Good Times. Thank you for all you did for your beloved husband, George.

May the Choirs of Angels come to greet you.
May they speed you to paradise.
May the Lord enfold you in His mercy.
May you find eternal life.

Donna R. Kroegel

August 13, 2020

My condolences,
George and Norma were my COR Retreat Dad and Mom. It was the beginning of my journey to a real relationship with Jesus, a blessed adventure for life.
Lori, we have not stayed in close touch over the last 30 years but I remember good times. I know your loss is heart-wrenching.
Rest in peace, George. May your family find comfort in the countless life-giving memories I know they have of you. May Our Lord welcome you home, good and faithful servant.
Sorry I cannot come pay my respects on the 17th as I am under quarantine.
May the Peace of Christ be with you all ways always.πŸ’”πŸ’

Robert N Baker

August 13, 2020

To Norma and Lori, our condolences for ypur loss of your loving husband and father, respectively. I have fond memories and feelings in my mind and heart of our times in COR Weekends, the meetings and the meals afterwards at the Village Inn on 30th street. I will always treasure the hugs, conversations and smiles we shared. You are all be in our prayers. Peace, Love, and Prayers,
Robert and Carmen Baker

Barbara Johnson

August 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss Mayor family! May his soul rest in peace Amen! May God comfort all of you in your time of need πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ¦‹πŸ˜˜

Mario Espinosa

August 12, 2020

Dearest Mayor family,

George and Norma were two of my deceased parents closest and dearest friends in their retirement years. George and my dad worked security for many of the Tampa Bay Rays games at Tropicana Field and the four of them were active at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Although I remember George and Norma as parents to Lori, one of my classmates from St.Joseph's Catholic School ( c/o 1978), my parents who were acquainted with them back then, later became very close with them and regarded them as true friends.
Norma, know that among the many wonderful accomplishments of your husband's life, he was also a trusted friend to my father and brought joy to his life in his later years Know that my parents did indeed, love you both very much and that I feel very fortunate that you were both there for them whenever they needed you. May the beautiful memories of George along with his legacy warm your heart and bring you comfort. May he rest in eternal peace.

John Cinchett

August 12, 2020

Heaven has welcomed a beautiful angel warrior! I remember George as always ready to help in any way at the church. He was a pleasure to work with and we always had a lot of good laughs! To Norma and the children and grandchildren, please know all of you are SO blessed to have him in your hearts! He was a beautiful man! May Our Dear Lord grant you all peace of mind and soul. In Prayer-John Cinchett

Karen Vega

August 11, 2020

To The Mayor Family,
Our heartfelt condolences to the family for your loss of a wonderful & loving man. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace.

In deepest sympathy,
Michael & Karen Vega and Family

Lori Mayor

August 11, 2020

Daddy, I love you so much. You were my hero and my light! Your heart embraced me from the moment I was born and you never let me down. You showed me by your example to always find happiness and the good in people. Your gentle courage and light showed me how to be a strong woman. I never gave up hope in finding my true love and believing there was a man as wonderful as you out there for me. I found him! Daddy, don’t worry about me. My heart will go on with your spirit and light inside me. I will always stay positive and know we will meet in heaven again. Rest In Peace and you know I will always love you and miss you.
Your baby girl, Lori

Marie Pimperl

August 11, 2020

To the Mayor Family:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories extends its heartfelt condolences. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Sincerely,
Marie Pimperl,
Director of First Impressions

FROM THE FAMILY

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