John Joseph Myers Sr., 92, of 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, formerly of 225 Echnoz Ave., Meadville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown.
John was born in Meadville on Sept. 28, 1920, a son of the late Louis and Josephine (Rotkievecz) Maziarz, which was later changed to Myers.
On Oct. 5, 1946, John married Helen J. Pontillo; she preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 1995.
He was a member of St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Meadville.
After more than 35 years of service, John retired from Plant No. 5 of the former Talon Inc. of Meadville. He was also employed part-time by Nageotte Roofing and continued in roofing after his retirement from Talon.
In his earlier years, he was an excellent baseball player and also won a state championship in horseshoes.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II until his honorable discharge.
John was a graduate of Meadville High School. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, golfing and playing horseshoes .
John (fondly known as BIG D by his sons) is survived by a daughter, Theresa Wykoff and her husband, Skip; two sons, Louis P. Myers and his wife, Linda, who had taken great care of him while living with them for two years, and John J. Myers Jr., all of Meadville; two granddaughters, Kimberly Wykoff of Pittsburgh, and Lynette Olson and her husband, Brian, of Cochranton; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Riley Jo Olson, both of Cochranton; a sister, Betty Morrell of Littleton, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Helen, of 49 years, John was preceded in death by a grandson, Lenny Paul Myers; three sisters, Sophia Miller, Helen Eastman and Bertha Marceca; and two brothers, Richard Myers and Louis Myers.
Family and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville where a scripture service will be held at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, with Father Marc Solomon, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Crawford County, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.
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