Clarence Mayo

Obituary of Clarence Mayo

Clarence John "Chip" Mayo, 69 passed away Monday May 7th, 2018 at Samaritan Medical Center surrounded by his family and close friends after a long battle with ALS.

Born on December 9th 1948 in Johnson City, NY and was the son of the late Frank and Lois Blasko of Endicott, NY.  He attended Maine Endwell High School until he joined the US Army in 1967.

Chip served in the US Army as a Signal Support Systems Specialist and served in the Viet Nam war from 1967-1989.  He retired from the service after 22 years as a Sergeant 1st Class.  After leaving the service he met the love of his life and they moved to the North Country where they raised their children.  He worked for NCC Security Systems and Riveredge Resort Hotel until his 2nd retirement.  During retirement Chip loved hunting, fishing, camping, riding his motorcycle, spending time with his family and even joined his granddaughters Girl Scout Troop and was known as "Papa" to everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Paula Mayo of Sackets Harbor, NY.  His four children: Kevin and Tina Mayo of Endwell, NY, Vincent and Faith Volpe of Niagara Falls, NY , Amber Volpe of Dexter, NY, and Anna Volpe of Sackets Harbor, NY.  His 5 grandchildren: Kyle and Jayson Mayo of Endwell, NY, Zoie Gibbs of Sackets Harbor, NY, Samantha and Emily Masker of Niagara Falls, NY.  He is also survived by his brother Ernest Mayo and his wife Ann of Georgia and his closet friends Carl and Ona Schreckengost of Dexter, NY, Loretta, Mackenzie and Cameron Cross and Brent Carr all  of NewMarket, AL as well as uncles Clarence and Ernest Love and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father and mother Frank and Lois Blasko and a sister Emily Carey.

Calling hours will be Saturday May 19th from 10:00 AM to 12:00Pm at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter with a memorial service to follow.  Donations may be made to Guilfoyle Ambulance, Sackets Harbor or Sulphur Springs Fire Depts., ALS Association or Samaritan's Childrens Miracle Network.  Online condolences may be made to dexterfuneralhome.com.