Albert Meyer Jr.
FAIRBORN — Albert "Al" Joseph Meyer Jr., age 80, a longtime resident of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away on January 4, 2017. Born August 21, 1936, in St. Mary's of the Rock, Indiana, he was the son of Albert J. and Marie A. (Fister) Meyer. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Esther F. (Hoesl) Meyer, son, Joseph (Kim) Meyer of Navarre, Florida, and daughters, Ann Marie (Rodney) Garner of Grapevine, Texas, and Susan (Edward) Bailey of Springfield, Ohio, grandchildren: Nicholas and Kaitlyn Meyer, Benjamin and Ellen (deceased) Garner and Elizabeth and Edward Bailey III, his brothers: Frank (Theresa) Meyer, James (Mary) Meyer, John (Barbara, deceased) Meyer, Charles (Suzy) Meyer and Fred (Sally) Meyer and a sister, Mary Ann (Gary, deceased) Coleman. Al served in the US Air Force from 1956-1965 as a communications and navigational equipment technician and then as an inflight missile instructor on the SAC B-52 Bomber. He continued his career as a systems and project engineer with Technology Inc., Krug International, Tech Services, T/SSI, and Wiley Labs working on a wide range of projects for The Department of Defense. He was an active member of the Dayton Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the US Power Squadron, for over 47 years where he was a fully certified instructor teaching everything from safe boating classes to advanced celestial navigation. Besides sharing his never ending wealth of detailed knowledge of how things worked, Al was an avid boater and traveler who enjoyed exploring The Great Outdoors. Well known around town as "Mr. Fix-It" there was very little that Al enjoyed more than helping others "fix" all things broken from antique boat engines and mowers to televisions. He also took great delight in sharing his master garden's bounty and famous tomatoes. Visitation will be held on Sunday, 8th of January 2017 at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home from 3 to 5 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Help of Christians Church on Monday, 9th of January 2017 at 10:30 A.M., with interment at Byron Cemetery. A luncheon will be served after the burial for family and friends at the all-purpose room back at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Mary Help of Christians Church and the Dayton Power Squadron. Condolences may be made to the family at www.BeltonStroup.com .
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