Robert Leo Meyers, 87, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in the Willows in Bellevue.
Mr. Meyers was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Bellevue to Ralph and Catherine (Eberl) Meyers. He graduated from St. Mary’s School, Bellevue, in 1938.
On Dec. 26, 1942, he went into the U.S. Navy and had basic training at Great Lakes, Ill. He went to aviation machinist school at navy Pier; radar training at Memphis, Tenn., and aviation gunny school in Almida, Calif. Then he went to Pearl Harbor to work with the Pacific fleet and earned the air crew wings as crew chief on Navy JM 26. He was discharged Feb, 2, 1946.
He married Mary Ellen Darr June 19, 1948, at Clyde St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and she survives along with their two children, Mark (Mary) Meyers, of Lake Mary, Fla., and Diane (Frank) Gould, of Bellevue; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Bob worked at several Bellevue auto dealers as a mechanic. In 1954, he started Meyers Auto on U.S. 20 East as a mechanic and also had two wreckers. In 1966 he founded Meyers Marine where he sold new boats, outboard motors and trailers, which Bob also serviced. In 1989 he quit selling new boats but still serviced them until he retired in 2009.
Mr. Meyers was a life member of Bellevue VFW post 1238 and had been commander and held other offices. He was also a life member of the Bellevue American Legion and Eagles Club.
Bob enjoyed boating and was an avid fisherman. He fished in Lake Erie for more than 58 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Al Meyers.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue. A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue. The Rev. Jonathan Wight will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bellevue, with military rites provided by the Bellevue American Legion, VFW and Marine Corps League.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue, or Stein Hospice.
Condolences may be shared at axterfuneralhomes.com.