MEYER--Fred J. Fred J. Meyer, 82 of Old Greenwich, CT passed away peacefully at his home on December 27, 2013 after a long courageous battle with prostate cancer. Mr. Meyer was born in Walenstadt, Switzerland and is survived by his wife Marie-Noelle of 38 years; three sons from a first marriage, Jay, Marc and Michael; grandson Abel-Lucien; brother Urs P. Meyer; and sister Brigitte Perna of Switzerland. Mr. Meyer graduated cum laude with an M.S. in geology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, MA. Mr. Meyer had a successful business career in diverse industries and retired as Chief Financial Officer of Omnicom Group in 1999. He also served on many boards, including The Sacred Heart University and Earthjustice. Mr. Meyer had a rich life full of interests; he was a strong athlete and held the Swiss record in shot put in the 1950's. His kind, generous and discreet spirit manifested in innumerable ways. Mr. Meyer will be missed by his family, friends and associates from all walks of life. A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church, Sound Beach Avenue, in Old Greenwich, CT on Saturday March 8, 2014, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to MSKCC, ATTN: Howard Scher/Prostate Cancer Research, 353 E. 68th St, New York, NY, 10065.
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 26, 2014