Mayer, Elton J. , The Villages, FL, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

Age 91, died April 23, 2011 with a smile on his lips and love in his heart. Born September 17, 1919 in Saginaw, Michigan. In 1975 he retired from Dow Chemical after 30 years of service and moved to The Villages, FL. Elton enjoyed hunting, fishing, and time spent with his family at their cottage. He was a 19 year volunteer for the Merrill Fire Department. After retirement he enjoyed golf and square dancing in The Villages. He married Ellen Otway February 3, 1940. Ellen passed away June 22, 1983. He later married Jaynelle Gosnell and she passed away in January, 2006. He was predeceased by parents, Albert and Ethel (Ferris) Mayer; brothers Austin and Jesse, and sister Mildred. Surviving are daughters Pat (Bill) Jones, Cosby, TN, Jeanne (Dave) Lednicky, Merrill, MI and Kathy (Roger) Mayer, The Villages, FL. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren: Randy, Wendy, Michele, Jaime, Bill and Matt, 12 great grandchildren: Aaron, Ashlee, Courtney, Jacob, Brad, Kurt, Linnia, Tyler, Jordan, Alyssa, Seth and Katelyn, and 5 great-great grandchildren. His family will celebrate his life when they gather together this summer. Those wishing to do so may make a donation in Elton’s memory to Cornerstone Hospice House, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162. Local arrangements provided by The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road. www.snowfuneralhome.net