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Michael E. Mentzer

March 31, 1950 ~ April 2, 2020 (age 70)

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Michael E. Mentzer, age 70, of Adams Twp. on Thursday April 2, 2020 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.

Born in Altoona, on March 31, 1950, he was the son of Deloris Frazer Garrison and the late Marion Mentzer.

He served in the US Navy, stationed in Puerto Rico during the Vietnam War era.  

Mike worked in the field of Information Technology and held various positions during his 34 year career at Highmark, retiring in 2010.

He was an active member of St. Kilian Church, where he belonged to the Knights of Columbus. He was on the Leadership Team for the Fellowship dinners sponsored by the church and was a former Youth Group Leader and assisted with Youth Mission Trips. He also belonged to the Christian Family Movement (CFM) group called The Empty Nesters.

An avid golfer, he belonged to the Highmark Men’s Golf League and loved playing frequently with family and friends.  He loved golf, travel and spending time with his family and friends.  He was a great fan of Pittsburgh and Penn State sports, and in particular was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Lanzendorfer Mentzer, who he married on October 26, 1973, a son, Michael N. (Michelle) Mentzer of Mars, his grandchildren, Casey, Cameron and Chloe and his mother, Deloris Frazer Garrison of Duncansville.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Erin M. Mentzer and a sister, Timberly Markey.

A visitation and funeral mass will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to the St. Kilian Fellowship Dinner, 7076 Franklin Rd, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at

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