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Obituary: Joseph C. Mayer, M.D.

Joseph C. Mayer, M.D., psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, passed away on June 14, 2009 peacefully in his home in Long Beach. Dr. Mayer was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was married to Renee G. Mayer, Esq., for 52 years until her death in March, 2008.

Dr. Mayer grew up in Linden, NJ, and attended college and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1955. He did his residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, NJ, and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York.

Dr. Mayer lived and worked in Port Washington for 43 years. He was a dedicated, hard working psychoanalyst who was committed to the conscientious treatment of his patients. He strongly believed in providing for his family and furthering the education of his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his broad range of intellectual and cultural interests and his sharp sense of humor. He is survived by his four children, Douglas P. Mayer, Esq., Julia L. Mayer, Psy.D., Amy D. Lazar, M.D., and Andrew J. Mayer, Ph.D., their spouses, and 10 grandchildren.

Donations may be sent to the Long Island Psychoanalytic Society, 395 Chestnut Dr., Roslyn, NY 11576.