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Thelma Mayeron

January 5, 2011
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Thelma (Sam) Mayeron passed away on Dec. 31, 2010 at the age of 85.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla. on Jan. 28, 1925, she is predeceased by her husband, Donald Mayeron, her brother, Dr. Victor H. Witten and survived by her three children, Richard (Leslie) and their daughters Lindsay and Dana; Ellen (Mark McQuade) and their daughter, Kiva; Victor (Katherine) and their daughters, Jessica, Alice, Rachael (Alex Regimbald) and great-granddaughter, Anabel. She lived her life with great enthusiasm, commitment and style.

In Jacksonville, she was active as the first female President of the Symphony Guild, Little Theater of San Macro, Congregation Ahavath Chesed and supporter of Public Television. On Captiva Island, she was a founding partner of The Mucky Duck. In Highlands, N.C. and Fort Myers, she continued her philanthropic work as a contributor, volunteer and patron of the arts. She was a dedicated member of the Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow + 3. Sam will remain an inspiration to her family as a strong, passionate, independent role model.

Donations may be made in her name to Rotary International, Hope Hospice of Lee County or Bascom-Louise Gallery of Highlands, N.C. Contact the family for a “Celebration of Sam” on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. Friends may sign the guest book at

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