Donald Calvin Meyer Jr. November 17, 1944 February 18, 2014 Donald Calvin Meyer Jr. died on Feb. 18, 2014, in Boze-man, Mont., after a lengthy illness. Born in Bellefonte, Pa., on Nov. 17, 1944, he was preceded in death by his father, Donald C. Meyer Sr., and his mother, Mary Emily (Miles) Meyer. He is survived by two sisters, Holly Meyer Velez, wife of Frank, of Arlington, Va., and Joyce E. Cote, wife of Stephen, of Lancaster, Pa. Also surviving are 11 nieces and nephews; 25 great-nieces and great-nephews; an uncle and aunt, Joseph and Carolyn Meyer, of State College, Pa.; and many beloved cousins and other relatives. He was interred with full military honors in the Ft. Harrison State Veterans Cemetery, in Helena, Mont. A Memorial Service in celebration of Cal's life will be held on Saturday, May 10, at Zion Church of Millersville, 317 North George Street, Millersville, PA, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Stephen Cote officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. A luncheon for all attending will follow the service. Cal graduated from the State College Area High School in 1962, where he was on the wrestling team and belonged to FFA. He served in the United States Army, where Cal was a combat veteran in Vietnam from 1966-1967, with the 9th Infantry Division, being awarded the Purple Heart. Cal earned a degree in 1974 from Ft. Hays State University, Hays, Kan., in crop and soil science. His career involved farm management, grain harvest, and grain cleaning and treatment, including work as a farm manager for Montana State University, in Bozeman. Cal had a deep love for horses. He was a member of the Roman Catholic faith. Cal was a member of VFW Post #9076, American Legion Post #0087, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, Combat Infantrymen's Association, Mobile Riverine Force - 9th Infantry Division, 9th Infantry Division Society "Old Reliables," and the Board of Directors for the 39th Infantry Regiment.
Published in Centre Daily Times on May 4, 2014