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Tamara Kathleen Meyer | 43

May 3, 1980 - October 7, 2023

Tamara Kathleen Meyer, 43, of 420 Rightmeyer Street, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 7, 2023 at her residence.

She was born May 3, 1980 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Richard Meyer, who passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2023, and the late Pauline Rollick Meyer, who preceded her in death on November 26, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1998. She was employed at Eastern Sintered Alloys as a Quality Control Technician for 24 years.

Tamara is survived by her stepmother, Leah of St. Marys; her fiancé, Joe Proesl of St. Marys; her sister, Vicki Johnson (Scott) of St. Marys; her brother, Tony Meyer (Tracy) of Winchester, VA; her beloved nieces and nephew: Kyla and Ava Johnson and Jack Meyer; and her dogs, Peter and Lulu.

Tam enjoyed having girl nights with her fiancé Joe’s granddaughters, Rhia and Quinn, doing their nails and making bracelets. She loved to go crab-catching with his grandsons, Eli and Knox. Holidays and birthdays were her most loved time of year as she treasured finding thoughtful gifts for everyone she loved. Brett Michaels, WWE and being around animals were some of her favorite things. She enjoyed spending quiet nights at home with her dogs.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Tamara and her father, Richard 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. 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 Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, 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, 2022
12:00 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Joe and family, Vicki, Scott and girls, I cannot express how much grief I have for you all. Tamara was always fun to be around. She talked non-stop about her father and the girls and her grandchildren. I had forgotten her Brett Michaels story until I read the obituary, but now I’m laughing. Tamara was a caring person and placed A LOT of value on making people happy. I’m sorry to say the last time I saw her a few weeks ago, I was leaving just as she arrived . . . I only had a few minutes to chat with her, but she was talking about her grandchildren of course! Fires and birthdays just won’t be the same without Tamara.

  2. Tam had the most genuine, kind soul and the most beautiful smile. It had been quite a long time since I’ve seen her, but she left a lasting impression on my heart.
    May the family find peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

  3. Sorry for your loss and may the Lord give you comfort and strength. Tam will be walking hand in hand with her father through the pearly gates of heaven. May God give everyone the strength to get through this. We lost a one of a kind.

  4. We will keep praying for the repose of Tamara’s and Richard’s souls. Our condolences to all who love them. RIP

  5. Tam, I find peace in knowing you are with your parents and you are at peace. You will be an amazing guardian angel to all and will truly be missed. Thanks for all the memories!

  6. Sending prayers for peace and comfort. R I P Tamara. Hand and hand with your dad God Bless You both

  7. Tam, I hope you know what a positive impact you had on my life. I never met anyone like you before, and there will never be anyone like you ever. You accepted me from day one. You genuinely cared about people. There’s so many things that made me laugh! P-A-D and all the other words we had to spell out. You screeching into St. Mary’s Chevrolet because you saw a cop on the highway and didn’t want to get pulled over passing my slow moving vehicle. Bret! Seeing he made it into your obituary, I know you’d be happy with that! Not to mention you were a great dog mom and loved them with everything. I know you and your dad are together. May you both rest in peace.

  8. To all of Tamara’s loved ones, we pray for God’s strength, peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Surely her and her dad walked hand in hand into God’s perfect kingdom. Our sincerest sympathies to all.

  9. RIP Tam. You were such a beautiful person inside and out and I’m so glad I got to know you these last 26 years. Gone way too soon, but in heaven with your dad where I’m sure you both are at peace.

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