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George E. Meyers Sr.

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SHUSHAN, N.Y. -- George E. Meyers Sr., of Shushan, passed away Friday, May 4, 2007, doing what he loved most, turkey hunting in Shushan.

George was born June 26, 1941, in Jackson the son of the late Edward and Gertrude Patrick Meyers Smith. He was educated at the Shushan School and also at Salem Washington Academy. In his early years, he worked as a carpenter for George Gilchrist, later he worked for Warren Bandel Logging and also Robert Kraeling Logging. He also was a self-employed carpenter and lastly was employed by the Laborers’ International Union in Troy and then in the Albany local union. In addition he also worked with his son Glen with their portable saw mill. George was a member of the Shushan United Methodist Church, a former member of the Shushan Fire Department, a former member of the Saratoga Muzzle Loaders Club and was most recently an active member of the Salem Fish & Game Club. George enjoyed being a sportsman including turkey hunting, deer hunting and fishing. He was an expert trapper, enjoyed selling in flea markets, fixing rifles and especially enjoyed his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol Bardwell Meyers, whom he married June 27, 1959; his children, George E. Meyers Jr. of Eagle Bridge, Tracy J. Lucey and her husband Scott of Cambridge and Glen A. Meyers and his wife Brenda of Cambridge. He is also survived by his grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; his brothers, William Meyers and his wife Joan of Niagara Falls, Donald Meyers of Missouri and Gary Meyers Sr. and his wife Gloria of Melbourne, Fla; two sisters, Betty Jones and her husband Steve of West Virginia and Susan Peets of Pawlet, Vt., as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, George was also predeceased by an infant brother, Richard Meyers.

At George’s request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2007, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Georgi Museum Park in Shushan. Anyone with a special story or memory about George is asked to write it down and bring it so it can be included in a book.

Memorial contributions in memory of George may be made to the Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360 Salem, NY 12865 or the Shushan First Responders, Shushan, NY 12873.

For George’s online guestbook, please visit www.mcclellanfuneralservice.com

Funeral arrangements are by the McClellan Funeral Service, 19 East Broadway, Salem (518) 854-3555.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 9, 2007
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