Don Mayer led a good and full life traveling the world but always residing in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, where he was born. He died Feb. 24, 2019, of injuries from a fall. He was an Ohio state wrestling champion, president of his high school class and co-valedictorian with his twin. At Princeton he majored in basic engineering, belonged to Cannon, and was a varsity wrestler and football player. He roomed with Squier Ball, Hugh Barnett, Ty Halsted, Jay Lehr, Dave Loeffler, John Nevin, Miles Seifert, and John Storm.

After Harvard Business School, he managed the family concrete construction company. In 1970 he started his own such business from which he retired three years ago, turning it over to his son, Rich.

He was a lay leader of a Unitarian Universalist Church that his parents helped found. It was there in 1980 that he met his wife, Mimi, who was the head of a school for the learning disabled.

Mimi brought two children to the marriage. In 2013, Don and Mimi became guardians to then 6-year-old granddaughter Eliza.

Don is survived by Mimi; children Rich ’89, Maria ’88, and Anne; several grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Undergraduate Class of 1957