Surrounded by his family, Carl Raymond Meier, 76, of Tunkhannock, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Hospice Community Care inpatient unit at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre campus after a courageous battle with cancer.
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Carl was born in Hazleton on June 15, 1936, to the late Carl Winters and Elizabeth Jane Meier of White Haven. He was a 1954 graduate of White Haven High School.
A proud United States Air Force veteran, Carl married Joyce Miller of White Haven in 1957 while completing a three-year tour of duty stationed in Woodbridge, England. Military service assignments took the couple to bases in Arkansas, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Washington, as well as Goose Bay, Labrador. Carl attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was discharged honorably in 1965.
Carl and his wife settled in Tunkhannock, where he was employed by Procter and Gamble, Mehoopany. He was retired from Voith-Sulzer Paper Technology North America of Farmington, New Hampshire. In February, Carl was recognized for his 45th Masonic Anniversary by Laurel Lodge Number 467, Free and Accepted Masons, in White Haven.
Carl was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, taking great pride in his family. Resilient and brave, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Michaels, left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Joyce Meier; son, Scott Meier, and wife Sandra, of St. Louis, Mo.; daughter Shana Tesluk, and husband John, of Tunkhannock; son-in-law, Jim Michaels, of Clarks Summit; grandchildren: Eric Meier, of St. Peters, Mo.; Aaron Meier, of St. Louis, Mo.; and Alexei Michaels, of Clarks Summit; and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends gathered at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, in Tunkhannock on June 19 for calling hours. On Wednesday, June 20, Pastor Peter Geschwindner will officiate a service at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, Warren and Church Streets, Tunkhannock, prior to interment with Military Honors at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
For the continuum of exceptional, compassionate health care, the family would like to thank Marie Adajar, M.D. and Kathleen Pisano, R.N. of the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center; Omar Yumen, MD of The Frank and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Stephen Clute, M.D. of the Pulmonary Department at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center; Lori Yonchik, R.N., Hospice Community Care; and the providers, caregivers and staff of both the Geisinger Tunkhannock Community Practice and the Hospice Community Care inpatient unit at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre campus.
For directions and online condolences please visit, www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
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73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from June 20 to June 26, 2012