Henry Craig Mayer died on February 13, 2022. He came into the world 36 years ago with severe thoracic birth defects. It is a testament to his spirit and his medical team that he survived. His congenital issues affected his health throughout his life. He had numerous surgeries, infections, and fairly persistent discomfort until finally his body gave out tragically. Henry was a courageous, brilliant, acerbically witty and deeply loving man. He graduated from Tufts University and went back to receive a Master’s Degree in Child Development which was his first love. He worked in the Emergency Room at Children’s Hospital in Boston throughout Covid. Henry was currently working toward a career in Child Life providing recreational therapy to hospitalized children, something his temperament, empathetic character and experience qualified him uniquely to do. Henry was a natural writer and conversationalist. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of movies and comic books, and an equal love of Dante, Homer and Sophocles. He was passionate about the Red Sox, and attended the home games of that glorious 2004 season. He was uncompromisingly devoted to his family and friends, and above all to his nephews Teddy, Walter, Nate and Ambrose Roscoe. He leaves behind his heartbroken parents Margery and Ted Mayer, sister Lily Roscoe and her husband Rob, and many surrogate parents and siblings among his loving aunts, uncles, caregivers, cousins and friends. That he survived as long as he did is the greatest gift to all who knew him. Yet we are devastated and long for so much more.
A Memorial service will be held Friday February 18, 2022 at the John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 2080 Boston Post Road Larchmont, NY 10538
Henry’s family will receive friends from 1:00PM until 2:00 PM,
The memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM
The family asks that any donation be made to Spring Lake Ranch in Vermont