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John Mauer, 79, passed away on February 6, 2024 at his home in Pinehurst, NC.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1945, to John and Doris Mauer. He grew up in Plainfield, NJ, and spent most of his adult life in Connecticut. While living in Kent, he served as chairman of the Board of Education.

John received a S.B. in physics from MIT in 1967, and a Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from Yale University in 1972. He worked at IBM for 20 years before going off to write and sell his own computer software. 

He loved physics and mathematics, especially statistics, and had a passion for playing golf.

He will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife Laura; three sons John, William and Thomas; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines. Family will receive friends following the service. Memorial donations will benefit Parkinson’s research and can be made to CCBP, “Precision Medicine Neurodegenerative Disease Fund; or mail a check to: UC Foundation/UC Gardner Center, PO Box 19970 Cincinnati, OH, 45219-0970 Memo: “Precision Medicine Neurodegenerative Disease Fund” (F102530)

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines. 

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