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Donald J. MEYER (1927 - 2014)

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Donald J., beloved son of the late Joseph Henry and Loretta (nee Gessler) Meyer. Don was survived, much loved, and highly respected by his four sisters, Geraldine (late Larry) Barker, Joann (Don) Gerdes, Ruth Kramer and Jacqueline Meyer; fourteen nieces and nephews, David (Kathy), Donald (Gail) and Gregory (Janet) Barker; Ralph, Raymond (Diane), Richard, Connie and Jeanne Gerdes; Stephen (Patricia), Joseph (Janet) and Mary Elizabeth Kramer, Lynn (Joseph) Bischak, Douglas (Daylene) and Barbara Kramer and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Donald attended St. William's School, St. Xavier High School and Xavier University. During World War II, Don served in the Coast Guard and later with the Central Intelligence Agency. He served four tours overseas during the Korean and Vietnam wars in Japan, Korea, Taipei and Thailand. He retired to Potomac, Maryland enjoyed golf and socializing with his countless friends, and rarely missed the Annual Meyer Family Golf back in Ohio. Throughout his life he served our Lord, attended daily Mass when possible and inspired others to join him. He was a life-long member of the Knights of Columbus, lay minister and patron of the poor and education through various Catholic charities. He moved home to Cincinnati in January 2014 and on July 2 was found to have a brain tumor. Six days later, under hospice care and in his own bedroom with family present, he passed away on July 8, 2014 at the age of 87. Visitation will be held from 9am to 10am on Saturday (July12) at Frederick Funeral Home, 2553 Banning Road, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Church (White Oak), 3565 Hubble Road at 10:30 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Xavier High School or the . Special condolences may be expressed at www.frederickfh.com

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on July 10, 2014
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