June 24, 1923 - February 6, 2017
Rocky River, Ohio | Age 93
EUGENE EARL MYERS, 93, passed peacefully February 6, 2017 in Concord, NC. Born June 24, 1923 in Salem, OH to Raymond Irl and Kathleen Englert Myers, he had one older brother, Lewis, who passed in 1955.
Earl was known as 'Gene' to his Salem relatives and signed his name as such when writing to his mother from the Pacific in WWII. Following basic training in Norfolk, VA, he completed officer training at Notre Dame and served aboard the U.S.S. Talladega, a troop transport ship. He served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946.
After the war, he received undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from Kent State University. One afternoon at the Newman Club, on Western Reserve's campus, he was asked to buy a raffle ticket by Anne Novotny. Earl didn't have any money but asked her for a date anyway. Two months later they were married, "the day after pay day." They had been married over 65 years when she passed in February of 2015.
Earl's employment years were spent with the Cleveland based Ferro Corporation as a corporate traffic manager. Later, he spent many happy hours volunteering in English as a Second Language and US Citizenship preparation classes, and at Lakewood Hospital. He served as an election official for 30+ years and, indeed, voted in the last election.
Earl is survived by three children: Kathleen Fuller (Dr. J. Barden Fuller) of Southington, CT; Dr. Earl J. Myers (Carrie S. Myers) of Concord, NC; Dr. Raymond R. Myers (Dr. Wendy Q. Myers) of Bellevue, WA and five grandchildren: Brian Fuller, Megan Fuller, Earl Jordan Myers (Kate J. Myers) Meredith Myers and Russell Myers.
He loved golf, bridge, pinochle, and his family. Known to his sons as 'The Chief,' he will be greatly missed by family and friends. A heartfelt thanks to the many individuals who blessed his life: his special friend, Doris Dembie, a fearless, compassionate caretaker with Griswold Home Care; Cheryl Cart, who attended to Dad as if her own; Maureen Kantoric, for caring that exceeded the beautifully cleaned apartment; the staff at the Presidential in Rocky River, his many card playing friends, the wonderful men at the 'Return to Golf Program,' who gave him several more years of golf enjoyment when he no longer could play; and the Morningside and Hospice staffs during his brief stay in the Carolinas.
FUNERAL MASS AT ST. CHRISTOPHER CHURCH, 20141 DETROIT RD., ROCKY RIVER ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017 WHERE THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS IN THE GATHERING ROOM OF THE CHURCH FROM 10 AM UNTIL THE TIME OF THE MASS AT 11 AM. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the Return to Golf Program, NOGA (Northern Ohio Golf Association) Charities and Foundation. Donations may be made at www.returntogolf.org.
Arrangements by Busch Funeral Home-Fairview Park.