Charles Mauer Obituary, Death – On September 11, 2023, Charles Edward “Charlie” Mauer, 88, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, joined His Lord. After a protracted fight with Parkinson’s disease, he died quietly while resting in his bed. On March 24, 1935, Charles was born in Hamden, New York. He was the late son of Gertrude Bailey (Gert) Mauer and Irwin George Mauer. When he was in his teens, Charlie moved to Chapel Hill and attended Chapel Hill High before graduating. He met Glenda Yow in high school, and on April 10, 1954, they were wed. He cherished his relationships with his family, his career as a police officer, dancing, manual labor, playing corn hole, the UNC Tar Heels, and Antioch Baptist Church.
Over the years, Charlie worked a lot of basketball and football games. He was quite gregarious and well-connected in Orange County. He was a police officer at UNC-Chapel Hill for 25 years, reaching the rank of Major. Charles then spent 26 years working for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff and bailiff. When he left the Sheriff’s office, he was 83 years old. But he continued to work closely with them right up until the start of this year.
In addition to his two daughters Linda Campbell and Andy of Chapel Hill and Brenda Meriwether and Scott of Oxford, Charles is also survived by his sister Shirley Maddry and husband John of Chapel Hill, his brother Richard Mauer of Alaska, as well as a large number of adoring nieces, nephews, and cousins. He also leaves behind his grandson Jonathon Charles (JC) Binder and wife Alexandra of Mebane and his great-granddaughter Samantha. Glenda, their grandson Joshua Binder, and David Mauer, Charles’ brother, met him in heaven.
On Friday, September 15, visitation will begin at 12:00 and funeral services will start at 2:00. The Antioch Baptist Church will be the location of all services. After the interment, the family cordially invites you to join them for refreshments in the fellowship hall. Please make a donation to the UNC Health Foundation’s Parkinson’s disease research at 123 West Franklin Street, Suite 510, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 in place of flowers. The community’s assistance and support have been greatly appreciated by the family during this difficult time.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516; 1707 White Cross Road; Antioch Baptist Church.