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Rev. Stephen T. Mayer

Feb. 21 1910 - Nov. 5, 1974

Rev Stephen T. Mayer, CSV, died Nov.5 1974, at the age of 64 years, and had been a member of the Clerics of St. Viator for 38 years. Upon leaving St. Lawrence he enrolled at St. Paul Seminary. January 4, 1935, he entered the Viatorian novitiate and made his first vows on January 29, 1936. He completed his seminary training at The Catholic University and was ordained June 3, 1939. His early years in the priesthood were spent mainly in the classroom as a teacher. Besides class work, he had remarkable success with band work and directing dramatics.

Some time after 1943 he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was stationed at several base camps and later in Greenland. He transferred to the Army in 1946 and served in Korea and the Far East for several years.

After retiring in 1964 from the U.S. Air Force, he became pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in St. Mary’s, Georgia, where he remained until his death. The funeral Mass was at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, November 7, 1972. Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., November 8, 1974.  Father Patrick Toomey represented the Provincial at the burial in Washington.

Taken from the Alumni Association Newsletter of St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, WI Volume 29 No.3 1976 and the Viatorian Newsletter of the Province of Chicago #525 12, November 1974.