MEYERS - Darwyn H.
October 9, 2021 of Williamsville, NY, age 83. Forever devoted son of Henry and Eleanor (nee Bingemann) Meyers; beloved companion of Esther Kehoe and her daughter Kathleen (Patrick) Mateas of Montana; grand-daughter Sarah (Jeff) Northrop and three great-granddaughters, Emma Rose, Blake and Hailey of California; also survived by cousins Gregory (Linda) Trietley and Reynold (Nina) Trietley. Darwyn will be sorely especially missed by Joe Glowacki, treasured as an honorary son and by his loyal pal John Malachowski. Family and friends may call Thursday from 4-8 PM at THE DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 12 Noon at Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel, 4125 Union Rd., Cheektowaga. Please assemble at church. Social distancing and face mask protocol will be observed for both the visitation and mass. Darwyn was a proud Army veteran and a patriot. He served during the 60's for the Berlin Wall Crisis and Check Point Charlie era as an MP under JFK and was stationed in Germany, Italy, France and Greece. Following discharge, he served in the Army Reserves. He was a proud member of the # 416 VFW Post in Williamsville. He worked for the railroad, starting with NYC baggage as a teenager working nights while attending Seneca Vocational HS, graduating in 1957, followed by Erie County Technical Institute. Employment continued with his beloved Erie Lackawanna Railroad as a fire boy, engineer with Pennsylvania Central, Conrail and ending with CSX as #1 ranking Engineer on the roster, until retirement in the mid 2000's. He was an ardent traveler by water, embarking on over 35 cruises. He especially enjoyed the maiden voyage of the QM2 to the Virgin Islands and the 2012 Titanic memorial cruise. And of course, he enjoyed traveling by Amtrak, including a memorable trip to California for the anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike. He never wanted to fly again after his C130 lost three engines of four over the Mediterranean during his military tour. He lived life with a passion for collecting Lionel toy trains, which he started with his Dad, who worked for the Railway Express Company in the 40's and with Spoonley "the train man" in the 50's. He was a member of numerous train societies and attended many toy train shows and related events throughout the country. He authored several articles featured in model train publications. He had an interest in classic automobiles, owning several. A friend of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum, he sought only quality items and often said "If you can buy it, I don't want it". Special thanks to Veterans Hospital for the fine, compassionate care given to Darwyn in the ICU and on Unit 8D. Also, we commend the VNA Staff for their concerned care. Please share your online condolences at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com
Published by Buffalo News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.