July 2, 2012
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/12/2012 14:00:00
Donald C. Myers, age 76, resident of San Diego, CA, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at his home in San Diego, California. He was born on July 29, 1935 in Norwalk, Ohio to the late Carl J. and Mary (Missig) Myers. He had been a 40 year resident of Willard prior to moving to San Diego, CA. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Willard and attends the San Rafeal Church in San Diego, CA. He is a member of the Willard Elks, Knights of Columbus and American Legion and a former member and long time treasurer of the Willard Rotary Club where he was also named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also active and served on the Board of the Habitat For Humanity
Don lived in Monroeville for 20 years, graduating from Monroeville High School, class of 1953. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army of two years having served in Germany. He worked in construction from 1953 to 1962 as a journeyman bricklayer. In March 1962 he entered the banking industry, retiring in April 1, 2002 after 40 years of service, as the manager of Home Savings & Loan, formerly Industrial Savings & Loan in Willard. He and his wife Donna returned to their vacation home in Marblehead, Ohio spending summers enabling them to reconnect with area friends and family. He was a devoted husband and father who relished spending time with his family. He also enjoyed hiking, fishing, boating, and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife, Donna, whom he wed on November 28, 1959; four children, Mary (Silvano) Bosari of Milano, Italy, Anne (Greg) Thorson of Poway, CA, Thomas (Susan) Myers of Redwood City, CA and Barbara Myers of Carmel, CA; eight grandchildren, two brothers, Richard (Mildred) Myers of Elyria and Raymond (Norma) Myers of Monroeville, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Frank Kehres and Father James Peiffer officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroeville, Ohio. Memorial expressions may be made to COAR Peace Mission, 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, OH 44902; www.coarpeacemission.org. Online expressions may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. Know I have thought of you and your family often during this sad time.
Dear Donna, Mary, Ann, Tom & Barb, I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing, he was such a kind man.
May God be with you through this most difficult time.
I just learned of Don’s passing. Don was such a dear man with a loving heart. How bless we were to have known him.
Prayers for you and your family,
Bill and Debbie Ward
Peg and I were so sorry to read about Don’s passing. He was a real gentleman, a great businessman, and a true friend. Don’s help with our construction loan, and the continued friendship you and he extended – even after I left the City – meant so much to us. As many other of your friends have already shown, he will be sorely missed. May you and all your family take comfort in knowing he will be in Heaven with God.
Peg and Jim Koshmider
Nancy Shaw and I recently heard of Don’s passing. We are very, very sorry for your loss. Don was a good Christian man, and he will be greatly missed. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Donna and Family….I JUST saw that Don passed away….If I would have know I would have come to visitation as I am in town for the month.
I am so sorry….I know Don and mom had a great connection over the years. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
We send our sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband/father, along with a prayer for comfort in the coming days. As one can see by all the postings here, he was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.
Donna and family, David and I were saddened to hear of Don’s passing. From my childhood neighbor to David’s colleague and friend, Don was always a caring person and a true gentleman. Please know that he will be missed by so many. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Donna and Family, The entire COAR Family in the United Staes and the Children’s Village in Zaragoza, El Salvador mourns the passing of Don and wishes you and your family much love during this difficult time. I travelled to Central America with you and Don for the 25th Anniversary of COAR. Don was a delight and had a great sense of humor during that week. He is fondly remembered as an ardent supporter of Ken’s dream at COAR. Our lives have been blessed.
We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He will be missed by all of us. You and your family are in out thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort all of you.
Joe & Sue Ditz
Dear Donna and family,
We are saddened to hear of Don’s passing. We would certainly have attended the calling hours but we’re on vacation in France. I, Steve, enjoyed working with Don and respected his professionalism. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Dear Donna and family,
I offered my prayers with the Mass the last two days for the repose of Don.
I pray for peace for you, and comfort in the midst of your loss.
Fr. Dan Ring, Marblehead
Dear Mom and family, As we percieve to write a note for dad, we feel like we are at lose of words in describing the ever kind, generous and loving man Dad was. No words of ours can decrease your pain but we hope time and fondest memories with Dad will help you be at peace.
We are so glad that we were able to come and spend more time with you two since we moved to Catalina. Our trip to San Diego where Dad taught us about poker is our fondest memories of him. Whenever we think of Dad, a smiling face comes to our mind…I am sure he is in peace now and is smiling at all of us…
We will soon visit you in San Deigo, Mom.We love you very much.
Donna and family,
We want to express our deepest sympathy to all of you. No one can take away the wonderful memories you have of your husband and father. Don’s passing is Earth’s loss and Heaven’s gain.
Ned and Cheri Peddicord
Dear Myers family, so sorry for your loss. I am sending prayers for comfort and strength. I will always remember him as a kind and gentle soul. Heaven has another angel..
Dear Donna and your family,
Sending our deepest sympathy,
Dave and Rita Capraara
Dear Donna,Mary, Annie,Tommy,and Barb,
We were shocked to hear about Don. He was the BEST guy! You were all wonderful neighbors. A special thanks to all of you for being so kind and attentive to Mom and Dad. They sure had fun when Don and Donna took them out to eat. I hope all your wonderful memories help you through this really hard time. We love you all. Susie and Paul Zdroik and all the Thorntons from Ash Street.
My sincere sympathy to Donna and all of Don’s family! It’s just so hard to believe that Dave and Donnie are no longer here with us. David treasured Don’s friendship. He would have shed many tears at Don’s passing. I hope they both find eternal rest in the arms of the Lord, and a good poker game. Two of the best people people I know…..Don had integrity, love of family, a gentle manner and was a true friend!
Dear Donna and family,
I am saddened to hear of Don’s Passing.
May God give you strength as you walk this difficult path.
Donna, We are still in shock, to loose our friend and we stand in prayer for the family. You have always been part of our family. Donnie and I worked togather, had the pleasure to fish with him. He was one of the best men that I ever knew, his love, care, friendship and his love for his family was awesome. I am so proud to have know such a great person in Don.
Donna, We are both so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Ken really got to know Don on a couple of fishing trips and really enjoyed himself. Ann so enjoyed talking to Don and watching him ride along on his motorized bike/scooter! He will be missed! You and your family are definitely in our thoughts and prayers
Ken & Ann Gall
Donna and Family, I am so sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathy to all. I will toast my glass of wine to my dear friend Don and remember our times at the Bernardo Winery in San Diego.
Donna, So sorry to hear of your loss. We TY41miss seeing Don at the lake. You are in our prayers.
Donna and Family, Losing Don has created a hole in my heart. Don was one of the finest men I ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. I will miss our dinners and evenings together, our hikes and other activities we shared. Don was my friend and my world will not be quite the same without him. And you, Donna, will not be forgotten as our love and friendship will continue and I am sure Donnie will always be with us in spirit.
So sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in my prayers.
Donna and family – so sorry for your loss. What a nice man Don was. My thoughts and prayers will be coming your way.
Donna, We are so very surprised and sorry to hear that Don has passed. Our prayers are with you and Don. He is remembered as a warm and friendly man. He made my time in Germany with the army more interesting, and I shall never forget the many card games and good times we shared.
Donna and family,
So sorry for your loss. Don was truly a wonderful man caring a great deal for people and helping wherever he could. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donna and Family, So sorry for your loss, Don was such a nice man, always a warm gentle smile on his face, we were blessed to have known him.
Renee & John Harris
Oh my. We are so terribly surprised and saddened Barbara. Please know we send you and your mother and the Myers clan our love and prayers. Our parents are getting older. Life is so precious. I will always remember your Dad’s humble soft spoken nature and his genuine interest in greeting the two of us when he and your Mom arrived in your home. He adored you and he was so proud of his kids successes. It was nice to walk and talk with him in Cabo for your 40th. He enjoyed us because he loved you and we were a little part of your world. We loved his love of poker. We loved sharing stories at your wine and cheese parties. He was genuine with you. Happy to move beyond the small talk. Larry remembers your folks gazing at the orange city hall dome one night during Halloween in awe. He was really excited about that. Larry was touched by how Don was so protective of your mom when they went down to Civic Plaza during the Giants World Series parade The crowds were huge. They had to be there. And he really watched out for your mom. He was such a gentlemen. They don’t grow them like that out here. We send our love to you and the family and will keep you in our prayers. Share our sorrow with Anne, Tom, and Mary. God bless him. He was a strong, warm, honorable man. And we’ll miss him.
Steve and Larry
Barbara and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Fritz and Branka
Donna and Family,
We were so saddened to hear about Donny’s passing. We’ll always remember his smile, friendliness and thoughtfulness. We appreciate also the fact that he was such a good nephew, and friend, to our parents Marky and Jean. Dad especially enjoyed his time fishing with Donny on Lake Erie. We feel blessed to have had Donny in our extended family. Know that you and your family have our deepest sympathy and love.
Betty and Tim
Dear Donna and family,
I was sad to hear of Don’s passing. Although, I did not know him well, what I did observe was a gentle, gracious man who loved his family dearly and was so proud of all of them. My thoughts are with you at this time. May you find some comfort in your wonderful memories of this good man.
Donna and family,
Don was a special man with such integrity. He was always so kind and thoughtful; but also funny and very competitive (think Rummikub). Don was so proud of his children and grandchildren and always had such kind things to say about you, Donna. He will be missed.
Barbara and Family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the Lord and know that He’s holding you through these difficult times. Hugs and much love to you all – Michaele
Donna and family. We are so very sorry for the loss of Don. We will keep your family in our thoughts and our prayers.
Mary (Luppino) and Steve Schloemer
Dear Donna and family, so sorry for your loss. How fortunate you all are for having such a loving, thoughtful man in your life. My prayers and love are with you.
Dear Donna and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Although many years have passed, I have always valued all that Don taught me so early in my career – he was a true role model. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
I was very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was definitely a very special man. I realized that when I first met both of you on our trip to El Salvador and COAR in 2005. That was barely 7 years ago but I feel that I have known both of you for a lifetime. Since then I have looked forward to seeing you every year for our short visits at the luncheon. You both fell in love with the children of COAR on that trip and have been faithful supporters ever since.
It is obvious from reading the other comments that Don was a blessing to many people. He certainly was a blessing to the children of COAR and all of the many friends he met through COAR. We will all miss Don but he continues to live on in all of our wonderful memories of him. May God be with you and your family during this sad time. Joe
Dear Donna and Family, We please accept our condolences for your loss. We will keep Don and all of you in our prayers.
Barbara, Tom and all: we are so sorry for your loss – our thoughts are with you. Gail & Bob Loveman
So sorry to hear of your loss. Don will be missed by so many. My prayers are with you.
Dear Donna, Mary, Anne, Tom, & Barbara – You and all your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Don was such a dear friend and every moment we spent with him is something we will forever treasure. The glasses of wine shared in Temecula and the hours spent fishing and playing poker with Don have ended far too soon. We know for sure, though, Don, Dave and Alex are probably already anteing up. We miss Don. We were blessed to have called him our friend. Dan & Karen
Dear Donna, Mary, Anne, Tom and Barb,
Words cannot express our sorrow with Donny’s passing. Not only was he my favorite cousin he was a favorite friend. Our love and prayers are with you.
Rose and Ed Morinaga
Dear Donna, Mary, Ann, Tom, and Barb, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Donny. He was certainly a great man! I will always remember the time when I spent the night with Barb and wanted to go home in the middle of the night, and Donny hauled me home. Lots of memories! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Debbie Schloemer
Donna, Mary, Anne, Tom and Barb, We are so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. He enjoyed having Don and your family as neighbors for so many years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. He was a very kind and caring man, who affected many more people than he probably knew. You have my sympathy.
Dear Donna, Barbara, Ann, Mary and Tom,
As an adopted member of your family I feel your loss is also mine. Don was a caring, kind, generous person who took very good care of me, like you all did, every time he had a chance. On top of all his qualities I will remember his beautiful smile, which made his eyes brighter. I will miss him a lot. My heart goes out to you all. Diane
Donna, so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers.
Dear Donna and family, I was saddened to hear of Don’s passing. My dad loved the times he fished with him. I know he was a great dad and friend to many people. It is such a difficult time to go through and no words can take away the pain you are all experiencing but know many are keeping you in their prayers. Jolynn and Stan
Sorry to hear of your loss Donna.
Dear Donna, Mary, Ann, Tom & Barb,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I’m having flashbacks of childhood with your Dad cleaning fish at the driveway wall, stopping the Caddy on a coutry road to throw a snapping turtle in the trunk (and the soup later in the week)and him cracking up at Archie Bunker. You are all in my prayers. Missy
Donna and family
My prayers are with you and your family. I am a priest classmate of Fr. Ken Myers, presently at St. Peter Church in N. Ridgeville. I am also VP of the Board of Trustees of COAR Peace Mission for the last 10 years. I just returned from a visit to El Salvador, and the Children’s Village of Oscar Romero which Fr. Ken founded, and you and Don were such loyal supporters. I first went to visit Fr. Ken in 1982, right after he bought the farm for the orphanage.
With great gratitude to you and Don, and with my prayers,
Fr. Bob Sanson
Dear Donna and family – Don was a great support to the impoverished children of El Salvador at COAR, the orphanage founded by Don’s cousin, Fr. Ken Myers. Don’s presence at COAR’s 25th anniversary in 2005 was especially meaningful to all of us. He spoke of his youth and summers with Fr. Ken. It helped the children realize that we were all children once, despite the grandfatherly role he also played that week (and played it well, with all the practice he has had!!) Vaya con Dios, amigo.
Barb and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Roger & Diane
I have many fond memories of Don as I was growing up and spending many days and nights at his house with Barb. He was always very caring and thoughtful! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love, Vicki Mahl Cofer
Donna and family. so sorry for your loss and all the people that knew don.He was and is a good friend.I did not get to fish with don as much as the other guys but i got to know don as a good friend and a good man.He will be missed a lot.Our thoughts and prayers go with you in the coming days and god bless.