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Eugene Myer

July 5, 1941 — April 6, 2018

Eugene George Myer - Lake Placid

Gene went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 6th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at home.

Gene was born on July 5, 1941 in Jersey City, New Jersey the son of George Washington Myer and Carol Veronica Callahan.

In his early years, Gene attended Catholic grade school and served as an altar boy. The Myer Family moved to Lyndhurst, New Jersey when Gene was fifteen where he finished high school. Following high school, he attended Farleigh Dickinson College and started working in a bank as a teller and eventually became vice president of the Security National Bank.

Gene married Marilyn Schwerdtgeger on June 1, 1963.

After many years of banking, Gene started his own landscaping business, which he successfully ran for 30 years. Gene and Marilyn’s dream came true when they moved into a log cabin tucked in the Adirondack hills of Lake Placid, New York. Gene longed for the change of seasons, and could not wait for the arrival of snow and requisite cross country skiing at the John Brown Farm. Spring would greet him with his favorite pastime of fishing in the Au Sable River. Summer found Gene tending to his large garden where he would grow vegetables for friends and neighbors. Gene and Marilyn wintered in Ft Lauderdale, FL for the past 20 years, filling their lives with great joy singing at the Christian Life Center choir every Sunday. Gene loved serving with the drive through prayer team where he saw many people coming to know the Lord as their Savior. Gene was an avid student of the bible, and taught Sunday school for many years. Gene was also a member of the Jay Cee’s

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Marilyn Myer of Lake Placid, two daughters Carol Ann Berry and husband Peter Berry of Florence, South Carolina and Kathleen Myer and husband Col. Christopher Graves of Cos Cob, Connecticut, two sister-in-law’s sister-in-law Joan Myer of Newfoundland, New Jersey and Carol Geiler of Boynton Beach, FL, one brother-in-law Edward Schwerdtfeger of Hackensack, NJ, several nieces and nephews and Otis and Marcy, his beloved dogs. He was predeceased by his parents, two Brothers, Bruce and Frederick Myer.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday July 7, 2018 at North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. A memorial service will immediately follow on Saturday at 12:00 PM at the New Hope Church, 207 Station Street, Lake Placid, 12946

In leiu of flowers friends are asked to please consider making memorial contributions to the New Hope Church in Lake Placid. Family and friend can also sign the online guestbook and share their memories at
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

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North Elba Cemetery

, Lake Placid, NY 12946

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