Donald E. Myers Sr.

BONNEAUVILLE Donald E. Myers, Sr., 91, died, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home. He was the faithful husband of his loving wife of 66 years, Anna E. (Bupp) Myers. He was born January 29, 1923, near Cashtown, the son of the late Ira H. Myers and Myrtle (Forsythe) Myers. He was a graduate of East Berlin High School with the 29 members of the Class of 1941. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in both World War II and the Korean War. Don retired from Letterkenny Army Depot as a Missile Systems Inspector in 1979 after 35 years of federal service. He was a member of St. Joseph's the Worker Catholic Church in Bonneauville and was a lector for many years. He was an active charter member of the Bonneauville Lions Club, serving as Treasurer for many years, and was a 50 plus year member of the Catholic War Veterans. Don was widely known as a country fiddler, having an extensive repertoire of fiddle tunes and Western songs which he performed regularly for many years with several musical groups in the Fairfield area and nearby venues. In addition to his loving wife, Anna, he is survived by six children, Joanne Miller and her husband, Vernon of Silver Spring, Md., Donald E. Myers, Jr. and his wife, Roxey of Hanover, Michael R. Myers and his wife, Joanne of Spring Grove, John P. Myers and his wife, Hattie of Littlestown, Stephen D. Myers of Bonneauville, and Teresa Myers of Gettysburg; five grandchildren, Douglas Myers, Kristin Myers, James Myers, John Myers, and David Myers; six great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Myers, Madilyn Myers, Jacob Myers, Victoria Myers, Vivienne Myers, and Vincent Myers; and two brothers, Robert Myers of East Berlin and Richard Myers of East Berlin. He was predeceased by three sons, James Myers, Alan Myers, and David Myers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 12 E. Hanover St., Bonneauville, with Fr. Peter DiTomasso celebrant. Interment will be in the Gettysburg National Military Cemetery. There will be a viewing at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, on Sunday, May 4, from 2 until 4 p.m. with a Rosary at 4 p.m., and on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 12 E. Hanover St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com

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Published in Evening Sun on May 1, 2014