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Allen William Myers, 84

December 31, 2008

OCT. 19, 1924-DEC. 28, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Allen William Myers, age 84, of Artisan Way, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Oct. 19, 1924, in Antietam, Md., he was a son of the late John and Ida Otzelberger Myers.

Allen was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Fern Bowers Myers, on Jan. 18, 1969.

He had retired in 1982 from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.

Allen was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division. He was badly wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Allen was a member of the 17th Airborne Association, Martinsburg American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans in Hagerstown, and was an avid fisherman, fishing every day until his brief illness. He was a kind, humble and unassuming man who never had a harsh word for anyone.

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Allen is survived by his wife, Marian Rockwell Myers, whom he married June 20, 1980; one daughter, Lana L. Moore and husband Craig of Boonsboro; one grandson, James A. Moore of Minneapolis, Minn.; and one sister, Alice Mills of Sharpsburg.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Ingram and Ruth Parker, one brother, Ronald Myers, and his father- and mother-in-law, Gorman and Mildred Bowers.

Private services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing.

Arrangements are being handled by Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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