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AUSTIN S. MYERS Jr.
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Biega's Funeral Home - Middletown
3 Silver Street
Middletown, CT
MYERS, AUSTIN S., JR. Austin S. Myers, Jr., 84, of Davison Rd., Moodus, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his home. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of the late Austin S. Myers, Sr. of Town Street, East Haddam, and the late Honora (Byrnes) Myers. A veteran of the Korean War, Austin served in the U.S. Marines Corps. He was initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1950 and received his graduate degree from Yale University. After spending many years overseas and in postings in the United States with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Army, he retired and returned to Connecticut. His public service included time in Vietnam during the war. He was an avid sports fan and a diehard Yankees fan to the end. He loved ice hockey and during his free time while living in Germany, he played in a senior hockey league and even officiated games as a certified referee. When he retired, he returned to weight lifting and set bench press records for his age group in Connecticut. He competed in world competitions to include Zakopane, Poland and Chicago, Illinois. He was a current member of both the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in East Haddam. Austin is survived by his beloved son, Charles Myers, devoted daughter-in-law Wioletta Brozek Myers, and his granddaughter, whom he cherished, Athena Myers of Poland. His daughter Honora Myers of Washington, D.C. resided with him in Moodus during his brief illness. Funeral services will be held Friday (Nov. 14th) at 11 a.m. at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown. Burial will be private at the Town Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Biega Funeral Home on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services. Memorial contributions in his name are welcomed at “American Forests” at www.americanforests.org or to an animal humane society of your own choice. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com

Published by middletownpress from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2014.
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Life never ends, it merely changes. And, LOVE never dies. I pray you find comfort in knowing this.
Regina
December 27, 2014
Owen, Ellen, Emily & Allegra Torrey
November 14, 2014
I will miss my weekly chemistry quizzes at the pharmacy. He was so much fun to chat with over the years. Such a nice man.
Imogene Karabeinikoff
November 12, 2014
Austin was a Comrade in the VFW and was active by accepting the position of Trustee several times. His smile will be missed, during our visits together we would talk about pets and he always remembered the name of our cats, Sammy & Willie. He also was interested in the submarines I served on and provided him information on them. I liked to here the stories of his service to our country which were many.
God Bless you Austin and Thank You for Your Service.
Russ Schondorf
November 11, 2014
Austin,
Was an amazing Friend and Mentor. He always took the time to listen to me and always told me what I needed to hear rather than what I wanted to hear. I will miss visiting him in CT and the long phone calls talking about life, lifting and everything thing else in our lives. He touched the heart of every person who met him and he always went out of his way to help anyone he could. He was never biased or judgmental. He loved his Granddaughter, Children and Daughter in law and always hoped he had been supportive enough of them all. He was an amazing individual but most of all he was my Friend I cherish the many memories I will carry of him and look forward to seeing him again one day.
God bless you Austin and thank you!
Jerry Malanych
November 9, 2014
Austin was a dear friend of ours and he loved for us to bring the boys over so he could see them...Austin Will be dearly missed and always be in our hearts
The Davis Family
November 9, 2014
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