Shaker Heights, Ohio

1949 - 2020 (Age 70)


Shaker Heights, Ohio


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Mr. Meyer died peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the age of 70. Born Christmas Day, December 25th, 1949, he was the loving husband of Jane Meyer (nee Kreamer) and was a son to the late Henry "Hank" Lewis and Anne Taylor of Cleveland Heights. After graduating from University School in 1968, Mr. Meyer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in econometrics from Colgate University in 1972, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School in 1978. Henry Meyer was the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of KeyCorp and its predecessor Society Corp. He also served on the Boards of Directors for University Hospitals Health Systems Inc., Ideastream, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, United Way of Greater Cleveland, University School, The Lincoln Electric Company, Continental Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines, Inc. He was a past member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and served on the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System. Mr. Meyer is survived by his wife Jane Meyer, his sons and daughter-in-law, Patrick Harrison, Andrew Taylor, Christopher Bicknell and Lydia Meyer (nee Kauer), his sisters Frances Meyer Donahue and Anne Meyer Lynch and his brother A. Corydon "Cory". The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to University Hospitals of Cleveland, P.O. Box 94554, Cleveland, OH 44101-4554, or University School, 2785 Som Center Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Private family graveside services. A Celebration of Henry's life will be held at a later date. For additional information, directions, full obituary and to sign the guest book, please log online to:

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I was so sorry to hear of Henry's sudden passing. I am Maurie Struchen's daughter. I believe Henry was one of the last CEOs to come up under my dad. He always spoke so highly of Henry and had such confidence in his leadership abilities. Dad trusted Henry to carry on the proud tradition of Society Bank and KeyCorp. My condolences to all of his family. Deborah Struchen Early

I had the pleasure of serving on several boards/committees led by Henry. He was a brilliant, affable, down to earth gentleman.May he rest in peace.

I had the pleasure of serving on several boards/committees led by Henry. He was a brilliant, affable, down to earth gentleman.May he rest in peace.

So sad to hear about Henry. There was no better, co-worker, friend, mentor and leader. What a wealth of knowledge and professionalism. I enjoyed a great career because of him. What a wonderful person that always had time to devote to the employees of Key Bank. We are all better for having known him and for having the privilege of working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with Henry's family and friends. Thank you for sharing Henry with all of us.

Thank you for your leadership. Blessings

Dear Jane - so so sorry to hear about Henry's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. We so enjoyed our time with you both on the Australia trip several years ago. Our deepest condolences. Eric and Evalyn

Jane and Family-
I was so sorry to hear the news.
He was a wonderful friend to so many of us and I will always remember how thoughtful he was in going out of his way to introduce me to people when I first moved to Cleveland. I will miss his laugh and the way he lit up a room with his humor and wit.

My sympathies to you on your loss.

Henry Meyer invested in the Cleveland Community and made a difference in the lives of many. The Achievement Centers for Children appreciated his support for many years. Henry will be missed.

Henry was one of the best!! A true gentleman and a person we should all strive to be like. My condolences to the Meyer family.