George M. Myers Jr.

April 24, 2011

JAN. 17, 1929-APRIL 24, 2011

On April 24, 2011, George Martin Myers Jr. passed away at Homewood Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for more than four years.

Born Jan. 17, 1929, in Hancock, Md., he was the only child of the late George M. Myers Sr. and Bessie G. (Brakeall) Myers.

Mr. Myers graduated from Hancock High School and following a four-year enlistment in the Air Force, attended Columbia Business College. He served in Korea during the Korean War.

He retired from First National Bank (now M&T Bank) in 1991. Other working years included a variety of employment, including joint ownership with his wife of Myers Card and Gift Shoppe, a Hallmark store in Williamsport, Md., in the 1970s.

Mr. Myers was always active in his church and served as treasurer, trustee and deacon in Grace Brethren churches.

During the more than 25 years he was a member of the Lions Club of Halfway, he was elected to all the offices, serving as club president in 1971-72. In retirement he volunteered with REACH, Habitat for Humanity, and with the Commission on Aging, preparing taxes for seniors. In 1996, he was honored as Volunteer of the Year at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

Mr. Myers is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vesta I. (Crist) Myers, whom he married Dec. 23, 1951; and son, Pastor Roger K. Myers and wife, Lou Ann, of Hollidaysburg, Pa. Several cousins also survive.

Services will be Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family at  Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Valley Grace Brethren Church, 17310 Gay St. Hagerstown, MD; Homewood Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 250, Williamsport, MD 21795; or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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