Herbert Mayer

First post: Sep 23, 2022 Latest post: Oct 7, 2022
This site was created to update family and friends about Herbert Mayer, who was recently diagnosed with advanced stage pancreatic cancer. 

We all know Herbert: Son of Eva Mayer (Reppen) and Herbert Mayer—she, a Norwegian suffragette and WWII-era beauty, and he, a handsome German-Italian who after the war specialized in  oriental carpets, upholstery, and interior design …way before HGTV. 

Named after his father, Herbert junior is the elder brother to two sisters, Astrid and Andrea. He and my mother, Mary Maude, have been married going on 52 years, and together they brought three kids into the world, my brothers, Alexander and André, and yours truly—moi: Carmen.  With 6 grandchildren—Dorian, Christian, Penelope, Juliette, John, and Aria—and a great grandson, Emile, Herbert has a family legacy as robust as he has always been. Until now. 

It’s hard to see one of the world’s most energetic men burn out to cancer. It took him and us all by surprise and storm. He has what’s called metastatic adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas, a rarer aggressive form of pancreatic cancer with unknown causes and minimal scientific data on effective treatments. It has spread to the liver and lungs. There is no cure, just endurance with palliative interventions to stay the growth and keep him as comfortable as possible.

I will post updates here when I can. The site has chat features for registered users, which might be a nice way to post funny or interesting stories about Herbert. Please share this site with anyone who knows and cares about my father. Collectively let’s please pray for peaceful days ahead without too much discomfort or pain.