The Life of Helen (Puhl) Mayer

Helen (Puhl) Mayer, 91, of Wickliffe, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Emeritus of Mentor. Mrs. Mayer was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Cleveland. She was an avid reader and loved to play cards, especially pinochle. Spending time with her family and trips to different casinos were special times in her life. Survivors are her children, Karen (David) Updike of Mentor, Patricia Struble of Seminole, Fla., David (Sheryl) Mayer of Wickliffe and Mark (Patricia) Mayer of Richfield; grandchildren, Shelley, Kristen, Jason, Christopher, Melissa and Kathleen; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Olivia; and brother, Fred (Guadalupe) Puhl. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Mayer; grandson, Ryan Mayer; and siblings, Catherine, Frank, Peter and Richard Puhl, Marion Beech and Frances Pinkham. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chester Township. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Mayer's memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-2602. Donate online at

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