Arnold Mayer, of Washington, D.C., died on Aug. 27, at age 91. He was born on June 19, 1930, in Mainz, Germany, son of Frederick and Anna (Meyer) Mayer, and grew up in Bridgeport, Conn. He worked for many years in Washington as a labor lobbyist for several labor unions and do-good organizations, served as a vice president of the UFCW and helped shape legislation to improve the lives of working people.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vera Waltman Mayer; his two daughters and their spouses, Anna Sarah M. Sullivan (Robert M. Sullivan) and Emily M. Widenhofer (Michael J. Widenhofer); and his four grandchildren, Theodora A. Russell, T.J. Widenhofer, Joseph S. Russell and Jackson E. Widenhofer, along with numerous cousins and friends.
Donations may be made to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), the Capital Area Food Bank or the Jewish Labor Committee. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington.