OXFORD — With great sorrow his family shares the passing of John K. Mayers, 53, of Oxford on September 12, 2020.
He was the beloved son of Barbara Mayers and stepson of John Giangreco of Oxford; beloved brother of Lisa Hyland (Robert) of Naugatuck, and uncle of Ken Crowther (Ashley) and great uncle of Louis, Eloise and Joseph of Naugatuck.
He was predeceased by his father, Jack Mayers. and grandmothers, Sophie Muchisky and Anne Mayers. John will be sadly missed by his loving family including his aunts and uncle especially Pat Grzywacz of Seymour and Arlene Degnan of Sun City, Ariz., and many cousins and friends.
John graduated from Ansonia High School, Class of 1985. He worked as a machinist at Frigitronics and Preston Machine Shop. John was a free spirit who made friends easily and loved making people laugh. He loved to play golf and was good at the game; he made a hole-in-one while playing at Woodhaven Country Club.
John’s passion was playing his guitar, especially “Stairway to Heaven.” He also loved riding his motorcycle, as well as playing blackjack at Mohegan Sun Casino. John was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, having never missed a game. He had a genuine passion for animals and he especially loved his cat, Dooty.
"Although our grief is unbearable now, we know our beloved son and brother is in Heaven and with all those who have passed that he loved. John will be missed always…and remain in our hearts until we all meet in Heaven."
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 17, at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, September 18, in Holy Rosary Church, Fr. Salemi Dr., Ansonia. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Oxford Animal Shelter, 486 Oxford Rd., Oxford 06478.