Dr. Elmer C. Myers Jr., 74, of Gifford, passed away Monday (July 21, 2014) at his residence.
Born July 1, 1940, in Altoona, he was the son of the late Elmer C. and Twila (Aber) Myers, Sr.
Dr. Myers was a graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School in Blair County. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in science from Lock Haven University and his Master's Degree in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He pursued doctoral studies at Penn State University
and completed his PhD in educational administration at the University of Pennsylvania.
Elmer taught in the elementary grades in Bellwood-Antis. He served as elementary supervisor in the Northern York County School District, director of elementary education in DuBois, and assistant superintendent for elementary education in Corry. He was director of curriculum and instruction and later superintendent of schools in the Pocono Mountain School District. Dr. Myers served the Bradford community as superintendent of schools from 1986 to 1993. In 1993 he moved to Montana, where he was superintendent of the Lolo School District until his retirement in 2004. In 2013, he returned to Bradford.
During his years in Bradford, Elmer served as a member of the advisory board of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, on the board of directors of the Bradford Children's Home, board of directors of the Bradford Area Public Library, board of directors of The Guidance Center, and education chairman for the Bradford Hospital Capital Campaign Fund Drive. He was a member of Judge Cleland's (McKean County) Youth Commission, and president of the Allegheny Education Broadcast Council/WPSX-TV. He was a member of the board of governors of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, and a member of the executive committee of the Pennsylvania School Study Council.
Dr. Myers was a member of the Bradford Rotary Club
. He had been active with the Pennsylvania Jaycees for many years, and served as state president. Professional memberships included The American Association of School Administrators and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators.
Elmer was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
Surviving are his wife Elizabeth Myers, three daughters, Luann (Tony) Rushin, Lori (James) Rosenbaum, and Michelle (Larry) Morris, one son, John (Jan) Myers, one stepdaughter, Erika Bahling, one stepson, Jeff (Amanda) Bahling, and 15 grandchildren.
At the family's request there will be no public visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department, 7004 Route 59, Lewis Run, PA 16738; McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701; or the
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