Baruch Dayan Ha’emes; Steven Mayer Found Dead R’L

candle mediumBARUCH DAYAN HA’EMES: [Updated]  We regret to inform you of the passing of Steven Mayer, the Long Island man who had gone missing on October 4th. The family was notified about an hour ago that his body was found by a ground-keeper of a private wooded property in the Riverhead area – an area combed by thousands of volunteers.

A source tells TLS he was found in his vehicle, but that has not yet been confirmed.

steve mayerSteven Mayer Z’L went missing early Monday morning en route to his office, and was not heard from since.

Thousands of volunteers from Lakewood, Monsey, Brooklyn and Long Island searched by ground, air and water, until the search was called off a week later, as extensively covered on TLS.

Levaya information will be posted when available.

UPDATE: The Levaya will be taking place Monday morning at the Sinai Chapel in Queens , NY, at 11:30 a.m.

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  1. Boruch Dayan Haemes. This is terribly saddening to all of Klal Yisroel. A tremendous thank you goes out to all the volunteers who gave so much of their time to assist in finding him. May we only hear better besuros.

  2. BDE very unfortunate may Hashem bless the family to pull through this.
    A big thank you to M T and Ace from Lakewood Chaveirim for getting the big search started and bringing all the other org. In.

  3. I am a bit confused. Why is there a grammar discussion when you read about a tragedy? En VS. On??? Don’t you think that this discussion is a bit frivolous?

  4. The funeral for Mr. Steven Mayer will take place, Gd willing, Monday morning October, 18, 2010 at 11:30 am. The funeral will be held at Sinai Chapels in Queens. The address is 16205 HORACE HARDING EXPY Fresh Meadows, NY 11365.

    Thank you to everyone for your support and well wishes. We are requesting that anyone who wishes to help the family with food, please contact Dina Hammerman or Brenda Parver. Anyone who wishes to help with tzedakah can make checks out to The Great Neck Synagogue Emergency Fund with the memo reading: Steven Mayer Fund. Checks can be mailed to Great Neck Synagogue c/o Rabbi Dale Polakoff 26 Old Mill Rd, Great Neck, NY 11023. Thank you so much.

  5. The cause of death was ruled as hypothermia. He was dead for some time. The area he was found was within the area searched. Its unfortunate that he was not found. Regardless, the volunteers did the best they can, and it just wasn’t bashert.

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