Ernest “Ernie” Mayer
January 9, 1939 - July 1, 2023
Ernest “Ernie” Mayer, age 84, of Newark, DE, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 1, 2023.
Born in New York City, NY on January 9, 1939, he was the son of the late Ernest Mayer and Theresa Dosch Mayer. Ernie graduated valedictorian from Roscoe Central High School and then attended Cornell and Columbia for undergraduate and graduate degrees. He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware after moving to Delaware in the 1960’s.
He and his wife, Irene Bogdanowicz Mayer worked together to build a home in Newark while Ernie worked for DuPont. His career at DuPont spanned 50+ years with a brief 2-year stint at Pfizer. At DuPont, he was recognized with many environmental awards and held several patents. After retirement, Ernie launched an engineering consulting practice in solid liquid filtration. At that time, he also began an avid hobby collecting, displaying, and running model trains. He set up highly detailed O-scale layouts at his and his daughter’s home.
In addition to his parents, Ernie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Irene Mayer. He is survived by son, Eric J. Mayer; daughter, Sandy Mayer; and granddaughter, Loren Mayer McCarthy.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11 am on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately at All Saints Cemetery.