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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 New York Times on Jan. 26, 2014.
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February 9, 2014
Marie Noelle - although deeply saddened by the absence of Fred's presence in this world of ours, I find joy in every thought and memory of him. You could not find a truer and more loyal friend than Fred. I feel blessed to have known him. The world has lost one of its most valuable gems. May he rest in peace.
John Riehl
January 24, 2014
One of the finest men we've known. He will be missed but also well remembered. God Bless.
John & Leslie Cooper
January 24, 2014
Marie Noelle, We are so sorry to see this notice in the paper. We loved Fred and always enjoyed seeing you both around the beach. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Roger and Marilyn Sharp, Phoenix, AZ
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