BUCHANAN, N.Y. - Gertrude V. Mayer, a long-time resident of Buchanan, died Sept. 18. She was 97.
Mayer was born July 23, 1916, in Purdys, daughter of William A. and Katherine F. O'Neil Sullivan. She was a graduate of Good Counsel College in White Plains, earning a bachelor's degree in biology in 1938. She had a 20-year career as a secretary at Hendrick Hudson High School. She was a parishioner of St. Christopher's Church in Buchanan.
Mayer is survived by her children, Nancy Mayer of Fishkill, Susan Blodgett (Steven) of Northfield, Minn., and Robert Mayer (Karren) of Norfolk, Va.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Irwin J. Mayer; brothers, Kenneth F. Sullivan and William A. Sullivan, Jr.; and grandson, Thomas W. Bilello.
Calling hours are Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cortlandt Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at St. Christopher's Church in Buchanan. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Croton Falls.
Memorial donations may be made in Mayer’s memory to Sisters of the Divine Compassion, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, N.Y. 10603.