LIBERTY — Edward G. Mayer, known to many as Pops, 89, passed away peacefully Friday, June 25, 2021, at his home with family at his side from a long battle with cancer.

He was born April 19, 1932, the son of William and Anna Mayer. He grew up in Valley Stream, N.Y.

After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country during the Korean War from 1949 to 1953.

He was a retired Suffolk County, N.Y., detective. Upon his retirement, he moved to Maine and enjoyed farming for the last 44 years. He served as a Liberty town selectman and was a fire warden for 25 years. He was a Mason and member of the Liberty Lodge for 40 years.

His words of wisdom and encouragement, his warm smile and always lending a helping hand will be sadly missed by all who knew him. When something was broken, take it to Pops. He always knew what to do. He had a heart of gold.

As a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots for many years, you always knew when a game was on, you could count of Pops being in his favorite recliner watching it and cheering them on.

He is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Elizabeth, also known as Betty Boop; three children, Deborah Porter and partner Tim of Washington, Edward Mayer and his wife, Lori, and William Mayer, all of Liberty; grandchildren Danielle Mayer and her husband, Silas Walsh, of Waldo, Michael Mayer and his wife, Britney, of Thorndike, William Mayer of Liberty, Jason Porter and his partner, Crystal, of Palermo, Clarence Porter and his partner, Shelby, of Farmingdale; great-grandchildren Lucena-Ann Porter and Lincoln Mayer.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother and father, sisters Theresa, Edna, Ruth and brother William.

We wish to extend many thanks to Sandra Edgecomb who was Pops’ caregiver and angel.

There will be a wake held Tuesday, July 6, at Hall’s Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at the Mayers’ Family Cemetery, Route 105, Burkettville Road, Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, donations at the family’s request can be made to “Joy to Be Bald” (a local cancer charity). Address: Joy to Be Bald, 2900 Burkettville Road, Liberty ME 04949.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. Condolences may be shared with the family at hallfuneralhomes.com.