Obituary for Matthew Mayer
Mayer, Matthew Kirchoff
Died on September 6, 2017, at the age of 53.
Beloved husband of Sarah J. Mayer; step-father of Adam Hotaling and Julia Hotaling; son of Matthew Francis Mayer and Victoria Kirchoff Mayer Altvater (Roger); brother of Tomea Mayer Mersmann (Ken); son-in-law of Barry and Anita New; grandson of Tomea and John Kirchoff and Matthew and Winifred Mayer; and brother-in-law, step-brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
Matt (Kirk) was born in St. Louis, Missouri and attended St. Louis Priory School; earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University; and was a proud graduate of the National Defense University in McLean, Virginia. He started at McDonnell Douglas Corporation immediately following his college graduation, which soon became The Boeing Company. Matt spent his 30 plus year career traveling the world on behalf of Boeing and was most recently a Director in the Training Systems and Government Services division of Boeing Defense Space and Services. During his career he worked in various defense related aircraft programs supporting all branches of the U.S. Military. Matt was blessed to meet his wife Sarah, who is also an executive at Boeing, while they worked together on the F/A-18 program.
Matt was best known for his love of classic cars, technology; and, most importantly, his wife Sarah. His interests and collections were widely varied and we will miss his keen intellect, integrity, and humor. Throughout his illness he showed an amazing strength of spirit and unfailing appreciation for all those who helped him.
Matt’s family is very grateful to the wonderful and compassionate care he received from the doctors, nurses, and staff in oncology at Missouri Baptist Hospital, particularly in his final days. His mother and sister are most grateful to Sarah Mayer for her amazing love, devotion and full-time care of Matt throughout his illness.
Services: Interment will be private, and the family will receive friends to celebrate Matt’s life at a reception in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to LaunchCode, 4811 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108, or to a charity of your choice.