Arthur E. Meyer

Arthur E. Meyer, 84, of 1122 South Michael Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at his home after a brief illness.

He was born April 6, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Julia Salter Meyer, Sr.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools.  He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1992 with over 40 years of service.

On July 30, 1949, in St. Marys, he married Dorothy “Jean” Zimmett, who preceded him in death on February 20, 2005.

He is survived by seven daughters, Nancy Frey (Ives) of St. Marys, LouAnne Bloam (Charles “Bud”) of St. Marys, Laura DeLullo (James) of Kersey, Darlene Larkin of St. Marys, Susan Weinzierl (David) of St. Marys, Stephanie Meyer of St. Marys, and Lisa Lyons (Shawn) of St. Marys; four sons, Jerome A. Meyer (Kathy) of St. Marys, Stanley M. Meyer (Kitty) of St. Marys, Scott G. Meyer (Janie) of St. Marys, and Troy A. Meyer (Krista) of Weedville; 26 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two sisters, Martha Griffin of Alden, NY and Rita VanAlstyne of St. Marys; and two brothers, Raymond “Pete” Meyer of St. Marys and Ellsworth “Buddy” Meyer (Germaine) of St. Marys.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Meyer, in infancy; a son-in-law, Dana Larkin; a grandson, Matthew Meyer; a sister, Hazel Gaffey; and eight brothers, George “Sonny” Meyer, James L. Meyer, Merrill Meyer, Francis “Tuttie” Meyer, Floyd “Buzzy” Meyer, Robert “Bob” Meyer, Sr., Harold “Eddie” Meyer, and his twin brother who died in infancy.

Mr. Meyer was a member of the Queen of the World Church, Camp Owners Association, and the St. Marys Snowmobile Association.  He was a mechanic, carpenter, and jack-of-all-trades.  He enjoyed his visits to Salamanca and was a great family man.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, and the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, concelebrating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northwestern Pennsylvania Branch, 2816 Elmwood Avenue, Erie, PA  16508; Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA  16505, or to a favorite charity.

Vicky Weinzierl February 20, 2014 at 2:51 pm

So very sorry to hear of such a great loss. Artie was such a great man … I am going back to “Stackpole” days and then to being associated with him through family (Susie & Dave) … he was always so very pleasant and always made me laugh and feel good about myself! He will be missed by all and his memories will live on! God Bless you all!

Gaffey Family February 20, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Tom and Shirlee Gaffey and family

Dan and Angie Walter February 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Darlene and all of your family,
I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m praying for you to find strength, comfort, and peace during this very difficult time. God bless.
Angie Walter

Diane Scutella February 21, 2014 at 7:16 am

Lisa & Family,
I am very sorry about your father. You are all in my prayers.

Diane Scutella

Diane Dobson and Family February 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful Man! He was an amazing person and raised an amazing family. He will be missed by so many! I continue to pray for your comfort, strength, and God’s healing Hands to be with you in such a difficult time.
Sadly missed but Never forgotten.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Diane, Drew, Abby, and Alyssa

Mary Armanini February 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Lisa and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Your Dad will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Melanie Allegretto February 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Scott and Melanie Allegretto

Kurt and Diane Samick February 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Dear Family,
We are sorry for your loss of your father. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do let us know.
Sincerely, Kurt and Diane Samick

Carmella Manno February 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Although I did not know your Dad personally, I do know that in the 5 years I have worked with you, how you often spoke of him with a great love and concern for him. I admired so much your love and respect for him. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with such a great loss. My sympathy to your whole family.

Carmella Manno

Nick and Margie February 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm

LouAnne, Nancy, Steph, to all of your family, my deepest, most sincere sympathy during this time of sorrow. May God comfort you as you are showered with such great memories you are left with which will carry you all through. My prayers remain.

Randy Nero February 22, 2014 at 12:24 am

Dear Meyer family,

Gosh, I just saw your dad up at mom’s funeral in December and he looked so good. I guess there is some small relief in knowing that he didn’t have to suffer a long or painful bed ridden illness. Not much consolation but it is something anyway.

Great guy…funny, smart, a mechanical genius and bullheaded just like us Meyers (my great grandmother was George Sr sister) are suppose to be.

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

Rest In Peace Sweet Man…

Rocco and Beth Petrilli February 22, 2014 at 4:33 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Artie was a wondeful man and we enjoyed his company at every opportunity. He always made us feel welcome and a part of the many Meyer related gatherings.

The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. Men like Artie, with their love and care are impossible to replace. Take solace in the fact that he was liked by all and that his memory will be cherished by everyone that he touched.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Lauri Asti McWilliams February 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm

My sincere condolences to the entire family. I’m so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Lauri Asti McWilliams

Julie and Mark Anthony February 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Meyer Family during this difficult time. Our condolences to the Meyer Family.

With deepest sympathy,
Mark and Julie Anthony

Bonnie and Clayton Kunes and family February 23, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Our sincere condolences. What a great legacy of love, devotion and sense of family, everything that really matters, you were all left with. That too will be what carries you through. I am sure he felt just as blessed and loved by all of you. Such a wonderful life and so many wonderful memories you have to cherish. May God Bless each and every one with peace and comfort.

Nancy Frey February 25, 2014 at 11:31 am

Thank you for all the above condolences. I read them all and they all mean so much to me. He was a great man and he touched so many lives. Once you met him, you would of never forgotten him.

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