Louis Vincent Myers Jr., 95, of Libertytown, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Frederick, after a brief illness.
Born Sept. 19, 1917, in Libertytown, he was the son of the late Louis V. Myers Sr. and Mary Margaret Sappington Myers. He was the husband of Margaret Ellen Rippeon Myers, his wife of 66 years.
He spent his early years working on the family farm near Libertytown. After graduating from Liberty High School in 1937, he worked at the family restaurant in Libertytown.
He moved to Baltimore where he was employed at Crown Cork and Seal until 1941 when he enlisted in the Army
prior to World War II
. He was stationed at McChord Field, Wash., during the war and was a member of the 260th Coast Artillery. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant, and was honorably discharged in 1945.
After the war he used the G.I. Bill to become a journeyman plumber. He was employed for many years by R.W. Warner Plumbing and Heating. From 1957 until 1998 he was the Frederick County alcoholic beverage inspector and subsequent commissioner.
His interests included collecting antiques, gardening and politics, and he was for many years Liberty District Democratic Chairman. He was a lifelong conservative Democrat. He was a member of the Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Frederick.
He was a descendant of Dr. Francis Brown Sappington and Col. Thomas Glisan, both of whom were veterans of the American Revolutionary War. His ancestors were the early settlers of Libertytown, which included the Sappington, Coale, McSherry, Glisan and Wagner families.
He was patriotic. He was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Libertytown for his entire life. He was also a member of the Glen W. Eyler Post 282 American Legion in Woodsboro; of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
; of the Jeffersonian Democratic Club; of the Sons of the American Revolution; and of the Johnsville Senior Citizens Club.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Margaret Elizabeth Myers Schlack and husband Richard B. Schlack II, of Sterling, Va.; son Dr. Louis Vincent Myers III and wife Jerica Ejercito Myers, of Marriotsville; grandchildren Christian Scot Schlack and wife Bernadeth Gumapal Schlack, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Robert Schlack and Erika Schlack, of Sterling, Va., Nicholas J. Myers, of Ellicott City, Mary Jenel Myers, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Jeric Deus Myers, Jemanuel Mollison Myers, John Gabriel Myers and Maria Jelou Ejercito Myers, all of Marriottsville; and great-grandchildren Kristine, Christopher and Ashley Schlack, all of Bunker Hill; a sister-in-law, Margaret E. Myers; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, William R. Myers Sr.; sisters Mary Edna Myers, Agnes Myers, Mary J. Myers Warner, Frances Myers Hemler and Margaret E. Myers Sayler; brothers-in-law Reese W. Warner Sr., James D. Hemler Sr. and Isaac A. Sayler; and grandparents Dr. Richard M. Myers and Agnes Hitselberger Myers, and William Coale Sappington and Anna Stitely Sappington.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Road, Libertytown, where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m., conducted by Monsignor John Dietzenbach.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Libertytown, with the Rev. Jason Worley as celebrant. Military interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.
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