James Richard Meyers

Meyers James

Full Name
James Richard Meyers

Date of Birth
Thursday, February 16th, 1939

Date of Death
Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Obituary/Notice

James Richard Meyers (Jim) of Millcreek passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, five weeks shy of his 81st birthday.

A lifelong resident of Erie county, he was born in Erie on February 16, 1939, a son of the late Daniel Meyers and Mary Gallagher Johnson.

Jim attended McDowell High School and went on to serve in the Unites States Marines Corps. Honorably discharged as a Sergeant after his tour in the Pacific.

A self-made man, Jim owned and operated James R. Meyers and Associates, for 32 years; the foundation of which is still thriving.

As the patriarch, Jim was the rock of the family.  In tough times, he could be counted on, especially by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jim was a vocal patriot, loved to talk and was always up for telling a good story.  Not one to sit-around, he was constantly moving.  Jim was skilled and very handy, always looking for projects or ways to help. As an avid golfer, he enjoyed spending winters in Ft. Myers Florida where he will be deeply missed by the many friends there. Jim was very active at the Erie VA Hospital and the Elks Lodge where he was a long-time member.

Jim is survived by his wife of 27 yrs, Elaine Matlak Meyers of Millcreek, his children, Christopher Meyers, Valerie Buck (Russel), Nick Meyers (Lori-Anne), and Anita Simpson (PJ), as well as 2 step-daughters Darlane Fosco (Joe) and Michele Kowalski (Greg): 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren;  a brother, Darrell Meyers; a sister, Karen Maltais; three other siblings and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home 3801 W. 26th Street (at Powell Ave) on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and are invited to attend a service there on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to The Elks Lodge 2409 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16506 or to the VA Medical Center 135 E. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504 to help disabled Veterans.

Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com


Calling Hours

When
Friday, January 10th, 2020 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Address
Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services West Ridge - 3801 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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Service Information

When
Saturday, January 11th, 2020, 10:00 AM

Address
Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services West Ridge - 3801 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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