Louis Vincent Myers Jr., 95, of Libertytown, passed away into eternity on December 10, 2012 in Frederick, after a brief illness.|
He was the husband of Margaret Ellen Rippeon Myers; his wife of 66 years.
Born on September 19, 1917 in Libertytown, he was the son of the late Louis V. Myers Sr. and Mary Margaret Sappington Myers. He was the grandson of the late Dr. Richard M. Myers and Agnes Hitselberger Myers and of the late William Coale Sappington and Anna Stitely Sappington, all of Libertytown.
He spent his early years working on the family farm near Libertytown. After graduating from Liberty High School in 1937, he worked at the family restaurant in Libertytown. He moved to Baltimore where he was employed at Crown Cork and Seal until 1941 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army prior to World War II. He was stationed at McChord Field, WA, during the war and was a member of the 260th Coast Artillery. He rose to the rank of Staff Sgt., and was honorably discharged in 1945.
After the war, he used the G.I. Bill to become a journeyman plumber. He was employed for many years by R.W. Warner Plumbing and Heating. From 1957 until 1998, he was the Frederick County Alcoholic Beverage Inspector and subsequent Commissioner.
His interests included collecting antiques, gardening, and politics. For many years he was Liberty District Democratic Chairman. He was a lifelong conservative Democrat. He was a member of the Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Frederick.
He was a descendant of Dr. Francis Brown Sappington and Col. Thomas Glisan, both of whom were veterans of the American Revolutionary War. His ancestors were the early settlers of Libertytown, which included the Sappington, Coale, McSherry, Glisan and Wagner families. He was a very patriotic American.
He was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Libertytown for his entire life. He was also a member of the Glen W. Eyler Post 282 American Legion in Woodsboro; of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; of the Jeffersonian Democratic Club; of the Sons of the American Revolution; and of the Johnsville Senior Citizens Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Myers Schlack and her husband Richard B. Schlack II of Sterling, VA, and by his son, Dr. Louis Vincent Myers III and his wife, Jerica Ejercito Myers of Marriotsville.
He is also survived by the following grandchildren: Christian Scot Schlack and his wife, Bernadeth Gumapal Schlack of Bunker Hill, WV; Robert Schlack and Erika Schlack of Sterling, VA; Nicholas J. Myers of Ellicott City; Mary Jenel Myers of Honolulu, HI; and Jeric Deus Myers, Jemanuel Mollison Myers, John Gabriel Myers and Maria Jelou Ejercito Myers, all of Marriottsville; and by great-grandchildren, Kristine, Christopher and Ashley Schlack, all of Bunker Hill, WV.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William R. Myers Sr. and by his sisters, Mary Edna Myers, Agnes Myers, Mary J. Myers Warner, Frances Myers Hemler, and Margaret E. Myers Sayler, and by his brothers-in-law, Reese W. Warner Sr., James D. Hemler Sr. and Isaac A. Sayler.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Margaret E. Myers, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family.
Friends may call at the Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Rd., Libertytown on Thursday, December 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Christian wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m., conducted by Msgr. John Dietzenbach. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, December 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Libertytown, with Fr. Jason Worley as the celebrant. The pall bearers will be the grandsons of Mr. Myers, and James A. Hemler, great-nephew of Mr. Myers. Honorary bearers will be Dr. Larry J. Warner and James D. Hemler Jr., nephews of Mr. Myers. Military interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.
A reception will be held immediately following in St. Peter's Parish Center. Online condolences can be made at hartzlerfuneralhome.com .
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Dec. 12, 2012