John Majer

Obituary of John A. Majer

John A. Majer, 80, known to many as “M” or “M & M”, longtime resident of South Troy, beloved husband of the late Nancy Cocco Adams and the late Susan A. Gibson Majer, peacefully entered into eternal life at home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.


Born and educated in Troy, he was the son of the late John and Barbara Oeffler Majer and was a graduate3 of Troy High School, Class of 1959. John was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1960 to 1962.


He owned and operated First Street Auto body for forty years, the last twenty years with longtime friend, Don Ewing. John was a gracious host of pool and card night. He was a guy that you would love to hang out with after a long day and have a beer with, preferably Heineken. Although he was short in stature, his presence was large. He loved cars and was a hot rod fan since the 1950’s.


John was the longtime companion of Julie Flynn; devoted father of Duane Majer of Latham, Christine Ryan of Troy, Nanette (Rick) Johnson of Guilderland and the late John “Hajji” Majer who is survived by his wife Rachel Kim Majer; brother of Richard (Heather) Majer Michael (Sandy) Majer, Barbara (John) Webster and the late Katherine ‘Kosh” Melville; cherished grandfather of Owen Romano, Adam Johnson and Grace Johnson, also survived by several nieces and nephews.


Due to unforeseen circumstances of the pandemic and for the safety of all, the Celebration of John’s Life and the Calling Hours have been postponed to a date and time to be announced at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (Corner of 115th Street in Lansingburgh) Troy, NY 12182.


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