BEDFORD - Dr. George A. Meyer passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Arbors of Bedford on July 7, 2013.
He was born in Berlin, Germany on June 28, 1923, the son of Maximilian and Mary (Vitkin) Meyer. In 1939 at age 16, George and his family fled Nazi Germany, entering the U S in New York three days prior to the outbreak of World War II
in Poland. George was educated by the Quaker community as a part of their refugee program, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1943 from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Va. George became a naturalized citizen in 1945, and graduated from New York Medical College in 1949. After his medical residency in New York City he was joined in marriage with Catherine Davitt on June 27, 1951. George enlisted in the U.S. Army
Medical Corps as a first lieutenant, serving for two years during the Korean War
. He practiced radiology in New York City until 1961 when he and his family relocated to Manchester, where he practiced radiology at Sacred Heart Hospital and Catholic Medical Center from 1961 to 1999. George was a founder of the Derryfield School in Manchester. He was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun; in retirement he enjoyed traveling with his companion, Martha; and he was an avid reader and jazz music enthusiast. He is survived by his companion, Martha Markus; two sons, Christian Meyer and his wife Nancy of North Sandwich and Peter Meyer and his wife Suzanne of Reading, Mass.; four grandchildren, Hannah White and her husband, Leonard, Alexander "Sasha" Meyer, Tess Meyer, and Lucas Meyer; and a sister, Helga Skinner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine in 1994.
SERVICES: A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in the Manchester Hebrew Cemetery, South Beech Street. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in George's name to the
, MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA, 02472. Please visit www.goodwinfh.com
to sign the online guestbook.