Michele M. Mayer, age 51, of Corning, NY while at her home surrounded by her family and beloved rescue dog, Benny, on Friday, March 12, 2021, entered her heavenly home where she will live eternally with her Creator and Savior Jesus Christ.
Michele was born on January 2, 1970 in Elmira, NY to Edward and Marjorie (Earley) Mayer. She was a graduate of Elmira Christian Academy, received her Bachelor of Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1992 and Master’s Degree of Social Work from Marywood University in 1993.
She worked for Pathways, Inc, Chemung ARC, Southern Tier Hospice, University of Buffalo, Family Service Society in Corning, VNA/Kaleida Health and was currently employed by iCircle of Webster, NY as a Care Manager
Michele enjoyed reading, baking, cross-stitch, and of course shopping, and hosting family and friends for various holidays and events. Sharing her homemade jams, jellies and cookie trays was a holiday tradition. She was always interested in furthering her education, birdwatching and gardening. She served on the Singles Source (SALSA) team and as a volunteer at Family Life Network for many years. She was an advisory panel member of Guthrie Sayre Cancer Center, and she also served on several advisory boards related to social work in the health field and community youth events. She received numerous awards of excellence in her field of social work. She attended Beartown Road Alliance Church in Painted Post.
She is survived by her sister, Ella (Jack) Ginnan of Corning; brothers, Charles (Lettie) Mayer of Caton, NY and Roy Mayer of Corning; niece, Christal (Jim) Storms of Caton; nephews, William (Melody) Ginnan of Corning, Charles Mayer, II of Painted Post, NY, Matthew (Ann) Mayer of Elmira, NY, and Ryan (Christiane) Mayer of Wiesbaden, Germany; many grand nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her aunt, Diana (Gary) Brown of Dundee, NY. Michele was predeceased by her sister, Maria Mayer.
Calling hours will be held at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. 216 E. First Street in Corning on Thursday, March 18th from 5 PM until 7 PM and on Friday, March 19th from 9 AM until 11 AM, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM with Rick Snavely and Pastor Dave Bretch officiating. The funeral service for Michele will be available on the following livestream link, https://my.gather.app/remember/michele-mayer. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Caton.
Memorial donations may be made in Michele’s name to Breast Care Fund, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or Family Life Network, P.O. Box 506, Bath, NY 14810.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lowery and the numerous other physicians and supporting medical staff along with family and friends who cared for Michele through her 16-year battle with breast cancer.
Michele’s family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.