The Charger family lost one the top receivers to ever wear the Blue and White this past weekend. Former Hillsdale College wide receiver Chris Mayone died tragically last Sunday while training for an upcoming marathon. Dave Dye, who coached Mayone at Hillsdale called him a “great student athlete from the early 1980’s”.
Mayone was an integral part of the 1982 GLIAC Championship team that ran off 12 straight victories before losing to Mesa St. in the national semi-finals. A favorite target of quarterback Pat Riepma, Mayone hauled in 50 catches (4th best single-season mark) for 732 yards (5th best single-season mark). He had four touchdown catches that season as well. His brother-in-law Dave Mifsud was one of the top pass catchers on the 1985 national championship team.
Mr. Mayone worked at National City Bank in the Business Credit Group. He was Vice President & Commercial Finance Account Executive in the Business Credit Division.
He was an active member of St. Regis Parish (Bloomfield Hills), serving on the Parish Council and the Finance Committee.
Funeral information: Visitation- – A.J. Desmond Funeral Home 2600 Crooks Rd. Troy , MI 48084 Thursday 8/24 from 5:00-8:00pm and Friday 8/25 from 2:00-8:00pm.
Funeral Mass at St. Regis Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, MI beginning Saturday morning at 10:00am.
Chris is survived by his wife Sharon, his 14 yr old daughter Sidney, and his 12 yr. old son Joseph.
Condolences are extended to family, friends, and ex-teammates.