John Thomas Mayo (Zeb)

GREENLAND — John Thomas Mayo (Zeb), 76, of Greenland, passed away unexpectedly at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

He was born on November 12, 1942, at the L’Anse Hospital, to Richard and Elma (Koskinen) Mayo.

John married Patrice Tahtinen in 1975, and they had two children. He later married the former Judith (Immonen) Kin of Greenland, on April 10, 1995, in Las Vegas.

John graduated from Baraga High School in 1960. During his high school years, he enjoyed playing basketball and was very good at it.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Pettibone in Baraga, after working 43 years. John was an avid Miami Dolphins fan.

Surviving are his wife, Judy of Greenland; daughter, Jennifer (John) Westman of Baraga; son, Josh (Raeanne) Mayo of Sault Ste Marie; stepsons, Jason (Wendy) Kin and Brian (Shannon) Kin, both of Greenland; grandkids, Victor, Isabella, Maddi, Guillermo, Timothy, Hailee, and Chance; brothers, James (Beverly) Mayo, Paul (Karen) Mayo, and Patrick (Judy) Mayo; and sister, Dianne Sirard, all of Baraga; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Elma; brothers, Richard and Jerry Mayo; sister, Marie Mayo; and grandson, Thomas Westman.

On Monday, January 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Jacobson Funeral Home, the Baraga County Area Veterans will conduct military rites under the direction of American Legion Post 444, followed by a memorial service. A luncheon will be immediately following in the Sharing Room at Jacobson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the spring in the Baraga Cemetery.

Friends may sign John’s guest book or send condolences online at