Loss of a Fellow Referee



Lewis Daniel Mayo, Jr., known to everyone as “Dan”, passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday evening, December 3, 2021. He was 54 years old. Dan was born on December 7, 1966 in San Antonio, TX, the eldest son of Lewis Daniel Mayo, Sr., and JoAnn Angelo Mayo. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 21 years, Emily Mayo (Jackson), his wonderful children, Lewis Daniel Mayo, III (Danny) and Olivia Mayo, his father Lewis Daniel Mayo, Sr., his siblings Tere Mayo Wilson, Victoria Mayo Clark (Tony) and Steven Mayo, and Ziva, his sweet French bulldog. His mother preceded him in death.

Dan graduated from Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, OH in 1984. He graduated from St. Joseph’s University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He spent many years in the equipment leasing and finance industry, and joined Stryker Corporation in 2007. It was there, as a Senior Regional Finance Manager, that he enjoyed the most interesting and rewarding years of his professional life. He made countless friends, who were more like family, and rewarded them daily with his knowledge and library of analogies, also known as Mayo-isms.

Dan enjoyed playing soccer since he was a young boy. He continued playing throughout high school and college. When he realized his playing days were winding down, he became a soccer referee so he could still be involved in the game he dearly loved. He spent the last several years refereeing games with Danny, one of many hobbies they enjoyed together. He was a member of Lower Providence Rod & Gun club, Kimberton Fish & Game Association, and Glock Sport Shooting Foundation, where he also fed his competitive spirit by participating in competitive shooting matches with Danny. He taught karate at High Voltage Gym and had achieved the rank of 1st Dan Black Belt in Okinawan Seidokan karate. He was a member of the Spring Ford Country Club, active in his HOA and church, specifically his men’s prayer group. He loved to golf, cook and taught his kids to fish. He was Olivia’s favorite adventure seeker and they conquered many amusement parks together. And, if you knew Dan, you knew how much he loved the San Francisco 49ers.

He was a devoted and amazing husband and father who was happiest when he spent time with his family. He lived a life of integrity and was one of the kindest and most genuine people you could ever meet. His life impacted so many people through work, church, and hobbies. He had a vast and wide array of friends, co-workers, and extended family who will miss him immensely. We are blessed and forever changed from knowing and loving him, and are grateful he is living eternal life with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior.

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