Denise S. MEYER
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Denise S. Meyer, beloved wife of William A. Meyer, died on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was 67. Denise was not yet ready to die as she had too many projects that were awaiting completion. Always available at the call of a loved one or friend, she would stop whatever she was doing to help with the things other people hated. She loved to organize closets and help people move. She frequently made her considerable design and construction expertise available to friends for free, re-doing entire houses and apartments for the sheer joy of seeing their appreciation and delight in her friends faces. In addition to numerous houses and apartments, she designed and oversaw, for free, the construction of Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens. She also worked tirelessly on the design of the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy. She also designed and supervised the construction of two spec homes in Palm Beach, designed and rebuilt the 1938 landmarked home where she died, and the 1860 carriage house of her son, AJ, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Denise preferred to work alone, on her own schedule, often pulling all-nighters when her creativity was at its peak. Although active in many charities, she preferred to let others take the limelight as ball chairman or luncheon chair person. She was perfectly happy working behind the scenes, using her outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail to make an event or occasion truly memorable. When her cancer was first discovered in January 2017, she started a blog on CaringBridge.org and recounted on almost a daily basis what she was going through in the hospital, in her family, in her body and, most importantly, in her mind. Although she tried chemotherapy, she refused to let it take over her brain or her beautiful hair. As it went from blonde to white, she remained as beautiful on the outside as she was on the inside. Her blogs on CaringBridge were strong, poignant, funny, and real. At her death, the site had more than 21,500 hits. A resident of Palm Beach County for 42 years and Palm Beach for 25 years, Denise grew up in East Lansing, Michigan. She traveled the world as travel agent and then worked in the Michigan State legislative. Upon moving to Palm Beach County in 1976, she became assistant to John Sansbury, the then County Administrator. She later ran the office of lunar astronaut Ed Mitchell and subsequently started her own advertising specialties company, The Specialty Shoppe. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bill; children Candice and Andrew (AJ) and his wife, Jess; brother, Randy and his wife, Maura; and her mother, Betty. In keeping with her concern for others, she donated her organs that did not have cancer and the rest of her body to science. Funeral services will be held at the Cohen Pavilion of the Kravis Center on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The family will sit Shiva at the home of Bill Meyer, 334 El Vedado Road, Palm Beach, Florida, during the day, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., and evening, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 28th and 29th. Minyan will be at 6:30 p.m. on those days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy: www.meyeracademy.org

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Published in Palm Beach Daily News from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAR
27
Celebration of Life
05:00 PM
Cohen Pavilion of the Kravis Center
MAR
28
Shiva
12:00 - 04:00 PM
MAR
28
Shiva
06:00 - 09:00 PM
MAR
29
Shiva
12:00 - 04:00 PM
MAR
29
Shiva
06:00 - 09:00 PM
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March 19, 2020
Ahhh, Denise. Im wondering how many projects youve already tackled on the Other Side? I have utmost confidence you wasted no time putting your passion to work. Thank you for making this world and our next, a far better place. Thank YOU for YOU!

Will see you later. . .
Pamela Stark Thomas
January 13, 2019
Bill, I am so sorry for your loss as I just recently heard about Denise's death from an HHS classmate of yours. I am honored to have known her, even if for the intermittent short times we were all together. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Andrew Boneparth
April 21, 2018
Thank you, Denise.

. . . for the important lessons you taught me in fully living life, including seeing challenges as OPPORTUNITIES to grow forward.

Thank you for teaching me to DISCOVER on purpose, and with purpose. To learn a new skill, make a new acquaintance, visit a new place, to stretch. Thus, shall I discover someone or something in need of a helping hand to extend my hand and grow. Discovery is like hugging yourself. New doors open both ways.

Thank you, Denise, for advising me to LOVE passionately despite learning the deeper one loves, the deeper one grieves. If that's the cost of loving deeply, I'll choose this over the alternative. If/when needed, I will let go and Let God.

Thank you, Denise, for your advice to set GOALS and include timelines. Put them in Writing that's right, similar to Denise's myriad lists. To organize any chaos.

Thank you, Denise, for helping prepare me for the PASSING of loved ones. As we miss our beloved no longer with us here, to extend prayerful gratitude in having enjoyed their earlier presence. In return, feel the spreading warmth of an unexplained smile whispered within.

Denise did not like waste. She respected life and believed in LIVING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST. This is exactly what she wished for you and me. She would give a nudge to keep us moving forward in fullness rather than lose time grieving her passing. Denise would simply not accept this at the cost of sacrificing even one moment of forward growth.

Every ounce of energy, each breadth of creativity and insight, everything that she could possibly give, Denise gave willingly and with generous kindness. Including her remaining body so that others may enjoy greater quality of life.

Thank you, Denise.

AMEN.
April 7, 2018
Bill, I just read the sad news. Our deepest condolences
DUNDI and Lyon Sachs
April 7, 2018
To the Meyer Family: Our deepest condolences on the passing of Denise. May you all be comforted by the fine memories she leaves behind.
Sharon and Keith Meyer
March 30, 2018
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. God keeps those that pass on in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. Psalm 116:15
March 29, 2018
Bill,

We are saddened to hear of Denise passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
family.

John & Boo Spaulding
March 27, 2018
To family you are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences
2. Thessalonians 3:16

Wanda S. Ohio
March 27, 2018
Bill, Candice, A.J.,
I was so saddened to hear of Denise's passing. You were all very lucky to have such a terrific person in your life.
Dan Hackman
March 27, 2018
May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
Carolyn Caposella
March 27, 2018
I am so very sorry to hear of Denise's passing. What a wonderful beautiful woman she was. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynn Denney
Lynn Denney
March 26, 2018
Shaul and I are very sad to learn of the death of Denise. We enjoyed working with her on many projects. We remember her with fondness and admiration.
Pamela and Shaul Porath
March 25, 2018
so sad for a wonderful family. thinking of you bill. gus
gus roth
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