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Robert Lee Meyers

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ROBERT LEE MEYERS Age 89, of Riverside, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, February 25, 2014. He was born to the late Lionel and Edna Meyers, Jan. 23, 1925, in Woodston, KS. Bob graduated from Stockton High School in 1943. He married Sharon Schwab in 1964, and spent their life together in Riverside, CA. Bob joined the Army Air Corps following graduation. During WWII, he worked with a new technology called radar. He was positioned throughout the South Pacific perched up on the highest point of an island. At the surrender of Japan, he was stationed in Tokyo and took pride in witnessing the arrival of General MacArthur and formal war ending events. After the war, Bob partnered up with his father Lionel and brother Bill and opened up the New Colton Theatre in Colton CA. With the rise of television came the decline of movie theaters forcing Bob and Bill to seek other employment. Both brothers joined General Telephone. Bob worked as a GTE Facility Man until he retired in 1987. Bob is survived by his wife Sharon of 48 years; children: Virginia Hoops (Chuck), Prescott Valley, AZ, Frank Schwab (Teresa) Phoenix, AZ, David Meyers, Riverside, and Christine Denarola (Dave) Riverside. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brothers Bill and Larry. The brother shared a dedicated love for USC football which often led to Saturday evening phone calls of either griping or celebrating. Bob was a man with no enemies and was loved by all who knew him. He was a treasure to the family and his passing comes with many tears. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6th at Riverside National Cemetery. Cards and well wishes for the family may be sent to Arlington Mortuary in Riverside, Ca.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 2, 2014
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