RIVERDALE, N.Y. — Nanni Mayer, 91, of Riverdale (Bronx), N.Y., died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
Mrs. Mayer was born in Mainz, Germany, and came to the United States in 1938 after fleeing the Nazis.
She graduated from the Ort Nursing School in Frankfurt, Germany; taught at the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corps in Alliance, Neb., during WWII; was a nurse at Columbia Presbyterian and Babies Hospital in New York City; was head nurse of the girls’ infirmary at Cejwin Camp in Port Jervis, N.Y., for 25 years; and was school nurse/teacher at the Ryeneck High School in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
She was a Big Apple Greeter in New York City.
Mrs. Mayer was also a docent at the Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale.
Mrs. Mayer was married to Harvey Mayer until his passing in 2000. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Dan Mayer and his wife Julia Eddy of Niskayuna, N.Y. and Dr. Jack Mayer and his wife Chip of Middlebury; cherished grandchildren, Memphis (Daniel) Montag of Los Angeles, Calif., Gilah (Dr. Eric) Moses of Niskayuna; Noah Mayer (Tao Nye) of Los Angeles; and Alex Mayer of Cranston, R.I.; and adoring great-grandchildren, Meira, Chaim, Ayelet, and Avigial Talia Montag and Eliana and Rina Moses.
Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street at Amsterdam Ave. in New York City. Interment will follow in the Beth El Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. Shiva will take place at the Mayer Residence, at 1848 Union Street in Niskayuna on Monday and Tuesday evening commencing at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, 5961 Palisade Ave., Bronx, NY 10471, or Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10463.
Myron P. “Ron” Farnsworth
OAK HILL, Fla./ VERGENNES — Myron P. “Ron” Farnsworth, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at his home in Oak Hill, Fla.
He was born August 9, 1925, in Oxford, Mass., the son of Ira and Emily Farnsworth.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and earned a Purple Heart. He spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1974. He built and raced his own racecars, was an avid NASCAR fan and collected Jaguars.
He is survived by his longtime friend and companion Phyllis Smotherman of Oak Hill, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Hololund of Winooski and Toni Whitney of Wiscasset, Maine; two sons, Myron “Butch” Farnsworth Jr. of Burlington and Jerry D. Farnsworth of San Antonio, Texas; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Primm of Burlington; a brother, Ira Farnsworth of Vergennes; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 South Maple St., Vergennes. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.