Ron Mauer

Ronald (Ron) Joseph Mauer, age 88, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30.

A funeral Mass with military color guard was held Feb. 11 at All Saints Church. Graveside services for Mr. Mauer were held at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Mauer was a son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born in Ohio on July 19, 1934. He attended schools near every university across the country where his father coached. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Mr. Mauer served his country in the U.S. Army in the 11th and 82nd airborne divisions while being stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. His service to his country was his greatest duty and he remained a reservist. After being honorably discharged, he returned to the University of Florida and graduated.

After working with construction firms and for Ford Motor. Co. in Michigan, Mr. Mauer eventually returned to Knoxville and worked for more than 30 years in the Knox County Codes Department as chief plans examiner.

Mr. Mauer had many accomplishments, including being a state of Tennessee certified building inspector, influential in the startup of Knox County Construction Board of Appeals, SBCCI Seismic Design Committee, IBC Committees, Advisory Committee for Pellissippi State, Knoxville Technical Society member and past president, and was an East Tennessee Building Officials Association member and past president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.

Mr. Mauer is preceded in death by his parents, Coach John W. and Grace L. Bapst (Pabst) Mauer, brother Jack, wife of over 50 years Sue M. Spence Mauer, and many friends. He is survived by oldest daughter and wingman Michelle (Bill), daughter Maureen (Bob); grandchildren and great-grandchildren Susanne (Christopher), “his son” John, Ashley, Mitchell Joseph, Lily, and Will. His animals were his world.

Mr. Mauer requested that contributions be made to Knox County Codes Dept., Attention: Bart Rountree, Memo: ETBOA Ron Mauer Scholarship, 400 Main St., Suite 547, Knoxville, TN 37902.

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