Merritt Conrad HYERS

HYERS, Merritt Conrad passed away on March 23, 2013, in East Fallowfield Township, PA. He was born July 31, 1933, in Philadelphia, PA. He was a minister, professor, and author. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1965. Served as pastor in New Jersey, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida and Pennsylvania. Professor of history of religions at Beloit College and Gustavus Adolphus College. Author of many books and journal articles on world religions. Survived by his wife, Geraldine Hyers; three children; and three grandchildren. Funeral is Tuesday March 26. The viewing is at 10 am and service at 11 am, Doe Run Presbyterian Church 3104 Doe Run Church Road Rd East Fallowfield Township, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Audibon Society at or 225 Varick Street New York, NY 10014. Online condolences can be posted at

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 26, 2013