Arthur E. Meyer, 84, of 1122 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 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 â€śJeanâ€ť Zimmett, she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2005.
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, N.Y. and was a great family man.
He is survived by seven daughters, Nancy Frey (Ives) of St. Marys, LouAnne Bloam (Charles â€śBudâ€ť) 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, N.Y. and Rita VanAlstyne of St. Marys; and two brothers, Raymond â€śPeteâ€ť Meyer of St. Marys and Ellsworth â€śBuddyâ€ť 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 â€śSonnyâ€ť Meyer, James L. Meyer, Merrill Meyer, Francis â€śTuttieâ€ť Meyer, Floyd â€śBuzzyâ€ť Meyer, Robert â€śBobâ€ť Meyer Sr., Harold â€śEddieâ€ť Meyer, and his twin brother who died in infancy.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Arthur E. Meyer to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, and the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, concelebrating. Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
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 St., Erie, PA 16505, or to a favorite charity.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.