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Rudolph Raymond Mayo

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

longtime Catasauqua coach

Rudolph (Rudy) Raymond Mayo, 92, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 6, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Miriam “Tooty” (Schropp) Mayo.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Rocco and Lena Mazzocchetti.

He was in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

He was employed at the Bethlehem Steel for 40 years. He worked at Mayo Motors for many years.

Known as Coach Rudy, he coached youth baseball for more than 50 years in Catasauqua. In 2008, a field was named for him in recognition of his service. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Lehigh Valley Hall of Fame award. He coached future baseball major league players Pat Kelly and Anthony Recker.

He is survived by two sons, Donald and his wife Judy (Spearko) of Hillsborough, N.C., and Gary and his wife Donell (Lapsansky) of New Tripoli; two brothers, William and his wife Patricia and Theodore and his wife Sylvia; a sister, Edith Long; three grandsons, Michael and his wife Aileen of Watertown, Mass., Joseph Patrick and his wife Amanda of Durham, N.C., and Zachary and his wife Ashley of Dover; four great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Henry; and a sister, Marjorie Callan.

There will be calling hours 1-3 p.m., followed by a memorial service 3 p.m., Oct. 11 at the funeral home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua.

Contributions may be made to Catasauqua Youth Athletic Association, P.O. Box 65, Catasauqua, 18032.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc.