Samuel R. Myers

Samuel Robert Myers passed away into the presence of his Lord Jesus on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Lock Haven.

He was born on Jan. 20, 1930, a son of the late Leroy Samuel Myers and Katherine Ruth Brown Vose.

He married Jane Ellen Farringer on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1951, in Lock Haven with Rev. C. Gail Norris of the Trinity Methodist Church presiding.

Samuel was a 1948 graduate of Lock Haven High School and was a veteran of the United Stated Army who served in the Korean War.

He worked at Piper Aircraft Company as a foreman until 1982, and retired from Rosser’s Ace Hardware in 2006, as a sales representative.

He served as the mayor of the Avis from January 1968-1972 and served on the Avis borough committee in various positions.

He was a member and elder of the Avis United Methodist Church for the past 65 years.

He enjoyed carpentry, golfing, leading as an Eagles scoutmaster, attending his children’s and grandchildren’s school events, graduations and spending time with his family.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Jane Ellen Myers; four children, daughter Colleen Myers Appleby and her husband Daniel of Manchester, Pa., son Edward S. Myers of McElhattan, daughter Ruth Catherine Myers Vassey and fiance Michael Conners of  Dover, Pa., and daughter Sandra Margie Myers Kershner and friend Bradley J. Ryan of Williamsport; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Betty Wilson of Williamsport. Sam was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Robert Myers in 2004 and a son-in-law, Eugene Vassey in 2007.

Funeral services for Samuel R. Myers will be held at the Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect St., Avis,   on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. The funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Joseph Hopkins.

Visitation will be from 9 – 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be at the Rest Haven Memorial Park.

The family suggested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Avis United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC., 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven.

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