Max A. Mayer

October 11, 1920November 29, 2018

Max A. Mayer, 98, passed away on November 29, 2018. He was born October 11, 1920 in Nelson, Wisconsin to the late Martin and Mary Raab Mayer. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Max married Lillian Bitterly and together they raised six children. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Cathedral and retired from Lack’s after 35 years.

Max is survived by his children, Dolores Tibiletti (Steve), John Mayer (Cynthia), Maxine Hawes (Mark), Annette Luedecke, Kenneth Mayer (Lynette) and Elaine Mayer; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian; brothers, William and Joseph Mayer; sister, Mary Richter; great granddaughter, Haley Smith.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2, from 6 to 7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home followed by a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral with Rev. Gary Janak presiding. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum.

Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Tibiletti, Shane Tibiletti, Max Tibiletti, Mark Tibiletti, Jason Mayer, Christopher Leshikar, Caleb Meisner and Jonathan Parratt.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Caring Senior Service and Hospice of South Texas for the care of their father. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas or Our Lady of Victory Cathedral.

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  • Mary Raab Mayer, Mother
  • Martin Mayer, Father
  • Lillian Dorothy Bitterly Mayer, Wife
  • William Mayer, Brother
  • Joseph Mayer, Brother
  • Mary Richter, Sister
  • Delores Tibiletti, Daughter
  • Steve Tibiletti, Son-in-law
  • John Mayer, Son
  • Cynthia Mayer, Daughter-in-law
  • Maxine Hawes, Daughter
  • Mark Hawes, Son-in-law
  • Annette Luedecke, Daughter
  • Kenneth Mayer, Son
  • Lynette Mayer, Daughter-in-law
  • Elaine Mayer, Daughter
  • Haley Smith, Great Granddaughter
  • He also leaves twelve grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren to cherish his memory.

  • Scott Tibilletti
  • Shane Tibiletti
  • Max Tibiletti
  • Mark Tibiletti
  • Jason Mayer
  • Christopher Leshikar
  • Caleb Meisner
  • Jonathan Parratt

  • Hospice of South Texas
  • Our Lady of Victory Cathedral


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 3, 2018

Max A. Mayer

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December 2, 2018

My condolences to the Mayer family. Few things cause as much pain as the loss of dear father, husband and grandfather. What helps me get through my grief is the Bible’s comforting promise of a future resurrection (John 5:28). Keeping this at the forefront of my thoughts has enabled me to cope and maintain a positive outlook. Mr. Mayer will be deeply missed. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Dolores Thompson

December 1, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of Max, a loving Father and cherished Grandfather, and Great Grandfather.
Blessings to all his Family,
Dolores Thompson and Family
Austin, TX