Earl E. Myers, 83, of Zelienople, formerly of Scottdale (East Huntingdon Twp.) passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008 in Passavant Retirement Center, Butler County. He was born November 5, 1924 in South Huntingdon Township a son of the late Silas L. and Clara A. Lebi Myers.
Earl retired from Gulf Research, Harmarville where he was employed as a research chemist. He was also employed in later years as an independent research consultant. He graduated from East Huntingdon High School Class of 1942 and received his bachelors degree from Thiel College in 1947. He also earned a masters degree and was awarded a PhD in organic chemistry from Western Reserve University. Earl served as a private in the US Army. He was a member and attended the Cheswick and Falls Creek Presbyterian Churches where he served in many roles including elder, choir member, Sunday school teacher and lay leader. He was active in the Cheswick-Springdale and the Treasure Lake Lions Clubs and enjoyed reading, bowling, golfing and was an avid stamp collector. He was a member of the Allegheny Valley YMCA where he served on the board and was a member of the Y's Men.
Earl is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie (Walter) Myers of Zelienople; his daughters, Cathy Renkiewicz and husband John of Burke, VA; Connie Ewart and husband Clarke of Silver Spring, MD; Sandy Costello and husband Dion of Pittsburgh; and Becky Frauen and husband Larry of Wilson, NY; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Judy Myers of Verona and two nieces, Carol Myers and husband Bill of Scottdale and Janice Kepple and husband John of Bentleyville, OH.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie June Keefer.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale (724-887-7110). Additional visitation will be held on Saturday in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church from 10-11 am the hour of services with Rev. Don Blinn, Jr. officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Parkinson's Foundation of Western Pa. 6507 Wilkins Ave., Pgh Pa. 15217 www.pfwpa.org. For online information or to send a condolence, visit www.gjfuneral.com