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Evangelical Covenant Church
Friday February 12th, 2016
11:00am - 2:00pm

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Gerald P. Meyers

Gerald P. Meyers            â€œbeloved husband, father and grandfather”

AUSTIN, PA---Gerald P. Meyers, 79, of Austin, passed away at his home on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
     Born on May 26, 1936 in Moon Township, he was a son of Peter and Mary Kotchey Meyers.  On November 12, 1955 in the Keating Summit United Methodist Church, he married Virginia Marie Mantz, who survives.
     Gerald was employed by Ball Incon (currently Ardagh, Inc.) in Port Allegany, retiring after 42 years of service.
     He loved the outdoors, riding his four wheeler, snowmobiling, and hunting.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his great-grandson.
     Surviving beside his wife of 60 years, are a son, Gerald “Jerry” (Judy) Meyers of Austin; two daughters, Lori A. Smith and Pam S. (Frank Jr.) Switzer, both of Port Allegany; three grandsons, Aron (Jenn) Meyers of Austin, Brian (Jenna) Switzer of Erie, and Derek (Sara) Switzer of Chevy Chase, MD; two great-grandchildren, Garrett Meyers of Bradford and Claire Switzer of Erie; two step-grandchildren, Lacy (Donny) Ayers and Adam Walker, both of Austin; a step-great-grandson, Hayden Ayers of Austin; seven sisters, Mary Major and Doris McLaughlin, both of Port Allegany, Nancy Tanner of Bradford, Lorraine Stoops of Pittsburgh, Vera (Ron) Kelley of Arizona, and Norma (Dave) Houck and Rose Weimer, both of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Mr. Meyers was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Meyers.
     Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 67 Church Street, Port Allegany, where a memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. T. Madison, pastor, officiating.       Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights, PA.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Austin Ambulance Association, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
     Mr. Meyers’ family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Meyers

Sam & Lori Gleason Dec 22 2021 8:38 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Gerald, my condolences to the entire family, i wish i had know him better and the rest of the family. its hard living so far away.

Michael S Weimer Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM

Ginny, Pammy and families. So sorry for your loss. I have a lot of memories with your family as a child. You are in my prayers.

Pam Postlewait Redmond Feb 10 2016 12:00 AM

Mrs. Meyer and family, Pam and Frank and Lori:
My deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your husband and dad.
Remember him coming into the office and us visiting.   May god comfort you all in your time of sorrow.   Ginny

Ginny Lunn Feb 6 2016 12:00 AM

Hope the camping and fishing is good up in heaven. RIP god man.

Whitey and Sally Brundage Feb 5 2016 12:00 AM

Ginny & family,
Sorry we can't be there as we are in Florida but want to let you know we are thinking of all of you.  No matter where we were, in the bank, in a parking lot or in our side yard, we always had a good visit and generally ended up with a joke and a good laugh. A real good guy who will be greatly missed.   Keith

Keith & Andrea Fortner Feb 5 2016 12:00 AM