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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Albin “Al” Mayher

04/19/1944 — 02/07/2022

A close-up photo of Albin "Al" Mayher smiling for the camera

Albin “Al” Mayher, age 77 of Willoughby, formerly of Eastlake, passed away peacefully with his beloved family by his side on February 7, 2022. He was born on April 19, 1944 and enjoyed many beautiful memories in life with his hearty laughter, lots of smiles and a fun-loving spirit.

Al was born in Czechoslovakia, immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio and became a United States citizen. He was a graduate of Eastlake North High School and attended Kent State University and the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies. He served as a minister of The Church of Jesus Christ in Perry, Ohio, for 34 years. He was also employed by the Hobart Corporation for 26 years as a service technician and later joined the team of Howard Hanna realtors in Willoughby with his wife, Nancy. Al has always been an avid reader, especially interested in Hebrew and Native American studies. He loved art, drawing, weightlifting, cheering for his grandchildren at their sporting events, giving his time to others, and appreciating wildlife.

Al is the loving husband of 55 years to Nancy (nee Gibson) Mayher; dearest father of Steven (Lisa) Mayher and Kenneth Mayher; beloved grandfather of Ian, Ariana, and Landen Mayher, whom he cherished; son of the late Andrew and Margaret (nee Pala) Mayher; brother of Darina (Michael) Karwan and Michael (Kathy) Mayher; uncle, cousin and friend of many whom enjoyed his happy, light-hearted approach in life.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 20th, at the Patrician Banquet Hall, 33150 Lakeland Blvd. Eastlake, Ohio 44095. Friends and family are invited to gather at 3:00 PM, with services beginning at 4:00 PM followed by light refreshments. Officiating ministers will be Br. Ron Giovannone, Br. Hank Cardillo, and Br. Sam Altamare.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Church of Jesus Christ 2643 South Ridge Road, Painesville, OH 44077.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal of Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

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7 Replies to “Albin “Al” Mayher”

  1. Miss you Uncle Al, will always cherish your humor along with your knowledge and passion for history! Wish I could be there for the celebration of life!


  2. Jonathan J Salerno Sr. February 13, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Bro Al Mayher was a personal friend n my Minister of the Church of Jesus Christ for over 20 yrs. , Al always called my Jonathan he liked that name my parents gave me from the Bible !! You’ll be deeply missed Bro. Al May God rest your Soul ‍♂️‼️


  3. So Many Happy Times with you,,,,with Family Gatherings,,,,,and out Missionary Trips,,,,,your Happy Smiles,,,,,and your Love for Others… I will miss you ,and think good thoughts of you. Always Al ,,,,God Rest your Soul. love you


  4. Love you brother… you are with our Lord in heaven and I know you are watching over your / our family and friends… we have and will continue to spiritually talk and reflect… I’m at peace knowing you are at peace with God…


  5. Love you Al,,, and Missing you Each and Every Day,,, We will see each other again,,,,in our Lords Care,,,,,,Amen


  6. “How we cried the day you left us
    We gathered ‘round your grave to grieve
    Wish I could see the angels faces
    When they hear your sweet voice sing!

    Go rest high on the mountain,
    Son your work on earth is done
    Go to heaven a- shoutin’
    Love for the Father and the Son,
    Rest in the Father and the son.”
    Dear uncle,
    I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, you always will be. Thanks for the memories and being a wonderful chapter in my book of life.❤️


  7. Uncle Al was the most fun He loved his family and extended family. . Aunt Nancy, Stevie and Kenny, I have the best memories hanging out. Uncle Al was right in the games and fun we had
    The world just won’t be the same without him.
    May God bless you all.
    Uncle Al, rest easy until we meet again.


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