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Obituaries 12/22/22


Gerald Frederick Malm
May 27th 1937 - December 12th 2022
Born in Detroit, MI to Iva Le Fleur and Carl Malm, Jerry studied art and engineering at Cass Technical High School before graduating and enlisting in the Navy where he served for thirty years, retiring as an Aviation Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer in 1986. His time in the Navy afforded him opportunities working on airplanes and submarines, riding his motorcycle through Japan, seeing the Northern Lights in Greenland, and crossing the Arctic Circle. He continued his distinguished career as an Electronics Technician in the private sector until retiring to spend time with his wife Jerrie.
His kind heart, quick wit, and unfailingly generous spirit made him friends wherever he went.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Jerrie Lynn Malm. Survived by daughter: Julie Malm of Orange Park, FL. Son: Jon (Lee Ann) Malm of Columbia, TN. Grandchildren: Ellen Verney, Anna Verney, Lance (Cassie) West, Landon Malm, Elizabeth Malm, Jonathan Malm. Great Grandchildren: Kaitlyn Lane West and Dakota William West. Siblings: Evelyn Dustin and Carl Malm.
A service will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218 on December 30, 2022 at 10am. Another service in Hopewell, MS is being planned, with details to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warriors Project. Share your memories at www.hardage-giddens rivermead.com

Peggy Ann Mayer
Peggy Ann Mayer passed away on October 23, 2022, at the age of 92 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born Peggy Ann Maffey on September 21, 1930.
She was a godsend to her parents, John and Evelyn (Hoess) Maffey, who had already lost two babies. Although Peggy often said she wished she had siblings, she wasn’t lonely as a child. She had many aunts and uncles, and her cousin, Wilfred “Toodie” J. Hoess, was like a brother to her.
Peggy met Robert “Bob” Mayer at a dance. Together they had five children, who they raised in Cincinnati. In the 1970s, she worked as a nurse’s aide at a nursing home.
She then worked as a data entry clerk for Hamilton County until her retirement. Peggy loved music, dancing, animals and traveling. Her life was not always easy, but she never lost her positive attitude or desire to live life to the fullest.
Peggy is survived by her children: Steven (Debra), Angela (Steve), Roberta “Bobbie” (Robert), Merry (Jim) and Jennifer (John).
She was so happy to have five grandchildren: Jonathan (Mayer), Morgan (Shaw-Schwartz), Taylor (Shaw), Benjamin (McManamon) and Maire “Poss” (McManamon). Peggy was thrilled to live to see her granddaughter Morgan and her husband Phillip give her a great grandchild - Walker Schwartz.

Donna Lee Mace
Donna Lee Mace, 69, of Green Cove Springs, FL passed away December 13, 2022, following a battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving and faithful husband of 46 years Kerry A. Mace, 6 children Bill Mace (Alison), Sarah Pecora (Charlie), David Mace (Dennis), Andrew Mace (Dovie), Jessie Ingram, Erin Paul (Tim), 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She was an amazing teacher for 35 years. After she retired, she became an advocate for education and teachers’ rights. She touched so many people with her passion and compassion.