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Richard M. Meyer | 73

November 11, 1949 - October 10, 2023

Richard M. Meyer, 73, of 357 Meyer Road, St. Marys, passed away following a lengthy illness, Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at his home, with his family by his side.

He was born November 11, 1949 in St. Marys, son of the late Robert J. and Katherine DeLullo Meyer.  He was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School.  Rich was extremely proud of his service for his country, serving in the United States Army as an Infantryman with the 7/17 Air Calvary during the Vietnam War. 

On May 17, 2014, in St. Marys, Rich married Leah E. Erich, who survives.

Along with his loving wife, Leah, Rich is survived by one daughter, Vicki Johnson (Scott) of St. Marys; his son, Tony Meyer (Tracy) of Winchester, VA; three grandchildren: Kyla and Ava Johnson and Jack Meyer; two step-children: Stephanie Hanes Larabee (Chris) of Shalimar, FL, Jason Hanes (Marguerite) of St. Marys; seven step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; five sisters: Connie Otteni (late Dave) of Coatsville, PA , Mary Wool ( Jim ) of Jersey Shore, PA , Julia Rollick (Mike) of Byrnedale, PA, Barbara Vollmer (Dave) of Kersey, PA, and Annette Agosti of St. Marys, PA; six brothers: Robert Meyer, Jr. (April) of St. Marys, PA, Tom Meyer (Cindy) of St. Marys, PA, Steve Meyer (Lori) of Philipsburg, PA, Andy Meyer (Melissa) of St. Marys, PA, Bill Meyer (Marcy) of St. Marys, PA, and Dean Meyer (Kristin) of Watrous, PA; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death his wife of 33 years, Pauline Rollick Meyer on November 26, 2012; his daughter, Tamara Meyer, on October 7, 2023; and by an infant daughter, Katrina Meyer, in 1974.

Rich worked his entire life in St. Marys with 29 years in the carbon plants and was co-owner of W&H Machine Shop at the time of his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion, the Eagles Club, and Camp Owners Association, where he served as president for two years.

Rich was a huge family man who loved reminiscing about his childhood family and friends, researching his ancestors, and cherishing every moment and memory with them. Taking rides to Sunnyside camp, playing cards with his brothers and friends, and going to his grandkids’ events is how he spent most of his days. Going to Sunday mass and breakfast after with Leah and family brought joy and warmth to his heart.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rich and his daughter, Tamara Meyer, will be celebrated on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 10:30 AM in the Queen of the World Church with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, celebrating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 948, c/o Michael Straub, 443 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.



October 12, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

October 13, 2023
10:30 AM
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

October 13, 2023
12:00 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Rich was a very cool guy I got to know through his Nephew, Tyler Erich. I met him (2019) while dining with Tyler at St Mary’s corner restaurant. From then on I would come up to St Mary’s from Pittsburgh, We would visit him and Leah a couple times. Tyler & I would eat out at DD’s with Rich . To his friends and family you have my utmost sympathy.

  2. My condolences to the family – I cannot imagine your grief. I never met Rich, but Tamara talked about him every time I was around her. Sending prayers of peace to you all. Rich, thank you for your service!

  3. To All Meyer families and their families,
    We are so sorry for loss of Richard and Tamara. They both will be missed terribly.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. RIP Rich and Tamara.

  4. Rich was an awesome man! We will pray for the entire family!

  5. Know you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this sorrowful time. Our deepest condolences. Rich was very loved.

  6. So very sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. He was a classmate and most of all a good friend. We enjoyed playing cinch together with friends. He sure will be missed by all. It breaks our hearts to hear of Tamara’s passing. We are sending lots of prayers for peace and comfort for all the family. R I P Rich and Tamara

  7. We are so sorry for the loss of Rich and his daughter Tamara.
    May they rest in peace together.

    (The Neighbors)
    Alan, Ginny and Cory Schneider

  8. He was a great man who was well loved! May God’s peace, strength and comfort be with all of you as you mourn not only the loss of Rich but his lovely daughter Tamara! You have our deepest sympathies!

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