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Robert A. Myers, 74

February 01, 2011

MAY 9, 1936-JAN. 24, 2011

Robert Alan “Bob” Myers, 74, of Hagerstown, Md., redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus, entered into his savior’s presence Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.   

Born May 9, 1936, in Hagerstown, Bob was the son of Orville Hartman Myers from Pleasant Hill, Ohio, and Dorotha Mae (Long) Myers of Hagerstown.

A 1954 graduate of Hagerstown High School, he earned bachelor of science and master’s of arts degrees from the University of Maryland. He graduated from the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., in 1962 and served for three years on the USS Norfolk, mostly on the waters around South America, followed by three years in the reserves while teaching electronics in Montgomery County schools. He returned to Hagerstown in 1971 to care for his ailing father after his mother’s passing, and on July 24 of that year, married the former Patsy Anne (Pat) Weikert in St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Bob worked for Electronic Repair Co. and then in instructional television in Washington County, retiring as chief engineer in 1999.

Bob was a member of several bands, most recently the Rohrersville Band, and he had been in the Zion Reformed Sunday school orchestra for more than 40 years.

Bob grew up in First Brethren Church and later became a member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, where he and Pat were involved in refugee resettlement beginning in 1975, learning to know many wonderful people from Vietnam. In 1993, they joined Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, where he was a deacon.

He is survived by his wife of 39 1/2 years; distant relatives; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Martin and Nancy (Ed) Becker; brother-in-law, Bill (Susie) Weikert; niece, Gina (Ed) Poffenberger; nephews, Sam (Liza) Martin, John (Angie) Weikert and Paul (Liz) Becker; and six grandnieces.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, 19642 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Longmeadow Church of the Brethren for missions outreach and may be designated for Bible distribution or ministry in Vietnam. Memorial donations would also be welcomed by the Hospice of Washington County, which made it possible for Bob to remain in his home.

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