Joel Roth Myers, 68, of New York City and Pompano Beach, Fla., died Wednesday afternoon in Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. His beloved wife is the former Gail Liebman.
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Born in Mississippi, son of the late Henry H. and Sixtina "Tina" Gressell Myers, Joel was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, and went on to attend Temple University, later graduating from Keystone College, Wilkes University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He had also attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Joel had been employed by the Hartford Insurance Co. as a manager and underwriter of its risk management department, served as vice president of the Berkshire-Hathaway Insurance Co., was the president of Zurich Insurance Co. of New York and Illinois also in the risk management department; and owned Joel R. Myers Insurance Consultants. He was a member of numerous religious and civic organizations and additionally served on the boards of several insurance companies. He was both a member and treasurer of the Board to the Cove Club in Manhattan. Joel was a member of Temple Israel in Scranton and the Battery Park Synagogue in New York City.
He is also survived by his sons, Scott Myers and wife, Trudy, Plain City, Ohio; and Charles French, Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Noah, Faith and Jonah Myers; a sister-in-law, Christel Liebman, Laconia, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Morgan Myers in 2010; a sister, Marcia Myers; and an infant brother, Charles.
The funeral will be Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Joseph Mendelsohn. Interment in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the Hilton Hotel, 138 Adams Ave., Scranton, on Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. and thereafter at Liberty Terrace, 99 Battery Place, New York City.
The family will receive friends Sunday 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers and prepared food donations, memorial contributions are kindly asked to be sent to the Joshua Morgan Myers Memorial Fund c/o Margaret Fala, Jefferson Foundation, 925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
To offer the family an online condolence or for further information, visit www.dunmorefuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 8, 2013