Thomas Edward Myers

1933 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Edward Myers Obituary
Thomas Edward Myers 1933 - 2012 Age: 78 years. Tom Myers passed away at the Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, CA, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, on August 21, 2012. Devoted husband of Barbara Read Myers of Bakersfield, California. Loving father of Stella Myers and Robert Blanchard of Long Valley, NJ; Tom and Christy Myers of Bakersfield, CA; Doug and Adrienne Myers of Bakersfield, CA; Samantha and Dominic Mascola of Fresno, CA; and Jennifer Myers of Bakersfield, CA. Dear stepfather of Laura and Harold Harshman of Van Wert, OH; Kathy Read and John Houston of Boston, MA; Janet Read and David Skyhawk of Walnut Creek, CA; Lisa Read and Jim Parden of Saratoga, CA; Robert Read and Michael de los Santos of Studio City, CA; Michael Read of San Rafael, CA; Lee and Sherry Gladin of Bakersfield, CA. Loving grandfather of 21 grandchildren and a beloved extended family. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Tom graduated from West High School in Columbus. After high school he entered the US Navy in 1951, serving for 4 years, and then attended THE Ohio State University. He worked for the AAA Club in Ohio for 15 years and then ran a successful small business for 6 years. Thereafter, he moved to California, where he worked for an additonal 13 years as Supervisor of the AAA Bakersfield Travel Agency. Tom retired from the Auto Club in 1996, at which time he launched a handyman business ("Tom's Toolbox") for 15 years, serving the city he loved. Tom loved to travel, putter at his work bench, cheer on his Ohio State Buckeyes and listen to country music! Viewing will be held on Sunday, August 26th, at 4pm at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Mortuary at 1100 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, followed by a Service at 5pm at the same location. Guests are invited to a Reception at the Bistro Ballroom at 6:30pm at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5101 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309-1623. Private interment. In lieu of flowers the family welcomes donations to the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC Foundation) 6501 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Directors www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2012
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