In memory of
DUANE WILLARD MYERS
In memory of
DUANE WILLARD MYERS
MYERS, Duane Willard, 84, of Richmond, died suddenly on May 1, 2013. A native of Pennsylvania, he attended Brookville High School where he starred in baseball, basketball and track. At 17, he served as a paratrooper in Japan with the occupational forces, following World War II. Afterward, he graduated from Duke University, where he also played baseball. After teaching briefly, he worked for Dan River Mills in Danville, Va., where he met his wife of 54 years, Betsy Garrett. He also played professional baseball in New York and North Carolina for three years. Then he joined the Standard Oil Co., where he worked for 34 years, retiring as an executive in 1984. Duane and Betsy were avid golfers and long-time members of Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield, Ohio. Duane is survived by his children, Elizabeth Myers (Pier Pierandrei), Lynn Myers and Michael Myers (Rebecca); as well as three grandchildren, Maddy and Christopher Myers and Helena Pierandrei; and his sisters, Pat Gerhan (Chuck) and Mary Carolyn Harwick. On Friday, May 3, the family will receive from 2 to 3 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 West Broad St. This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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In memory of
DUANE WILLARD MYERS
MYERS, Duane Willard, 84, of Richmond, died suddenly on May 1, 2013. A native of Pennsylvania, he attended Brookville High School where he starred in baseball, basketball and track. At 17, he served as a paratrooper in Japan with the occupational forces, following World War II. Afterward, he graduated from Duke University, where he also played baseball. After teaching briefly, he worked for Dan River Mills in Danville, Va., where he met his wife of 54 years, Betsy Garrett. He also played professional baseball in New York and North Carolina for three years. Then he joined the Standard Oil Co., where he worked for 34 years, retiring as an executive in 1984. Duane and Betsy were avid golfers and long-time members of Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield, Ohio. Duane is survived by his children, Elizabeth Myers (Pier Pierandrei), Lynn Myers and Michael Myers (Rebecca); as well as three grandchildren, Maddy and Christopher Myers and Helena Pierandrei; and his sisters, Pat Gerhan (Chuck) and Mary Carolyn Harwick. On Friday, May 3, the family will receive from 2 to 3 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 West Broad St. This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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