Carl H Myers, Father, stepfather, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend of many, passed away peacefully Friday, November 10, 2017 at his home in Mohave Valley, Arizona. He was 96 years old.
Carl was born February 13, 1921, in Espyville, Pennsylvania to Carl E Myers and Pearl Irene Campbell Myers. He grew up on the family farm in Espyville. He was the oldest boy of 10 children.
Carl's father worked on the railroad, so as the oldest boy, many of the farm duties and responsibilities fell on him. There he learned many life skills which carried on through his entire life. Carl was known for being able to repair almost anything with whatever was on hand.
Carl attended the North Shenango School in Espyville. He also attended machinists school at Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, Pa. He joined the Navy in February 1942 to serve in WWII as an Aviation Machinists Mate First Class until October 1945 when he was honorably discharged. He served in Florida, California and Hawaii. After the military, Carl worked in the auto sales and repair business for many years until he started employment with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 1972 as a heavy equipment mechanic. He retired in 1983 to pursue his interests in the West. He moved in 1985 to Mohave Valley, Arizona where he lived and was very active until his mid nineties managing and maintaining a local home rental business.
Carl had a private pilot license and enjoyed flying. He was a life member of the American Legion and the VFW in Linesville, Pennsylvania and Mohave Valley, Arizona.
Carl is survived by a sister, Bertha Burk; son, Carl E Myers; daughter, Lola Myers; son, Robert Myers; daughter, Rosemary Gasporatz; daughter, Gayle Fuller; stepson, Donald McQuiston; stepdaughter, Marian Hewitt; stepdaughter, Judy Knepple; sister in law, JoAnn Myers and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gwen Carrier McQuiston Myers; his parents; a son, Richard William Myers; a stepson, Dale McQuiston; and 8 siblings.
Carl was a colorful and witty person that had many friends whose life he touched all across the country. He loved dogs and always carried a treat for them in his car which he drove to the age of 94. His smile and humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements are in care of Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens funeral home and crematory in Mohave Valley, Arizona.
Published on November 20, 2017