John K. Myers

April 21, 1935 ‒ October 12, 2006

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: John K. Myers, 71, of Buckeye Avenue, Mansfield, died Thursday, October 12, 2006 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

He was born April 21, 1935 in Ferrell, Pennsylvania to John and Freda Kagel Myers and was graduated from Ferrell High School in 1953.

John worked over 30 years for ARMCO beginning as an industrial nurse, then as the Workman’s Comp manager, and retiring in 1994 as head of EAP drug and alcohol Program. John was a member of MBA at ARMCO.

He loved sports, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns and the Indians.

A true outdoorsman, John enjoyed fishing and camping. Spending time with his family was top priority for John, he loved to take his grandchildren on vacations.

John was a talented wood craftsman and painter, and also enjoyed crossword puzzles.

He will be remembered for his thoughtfulness, as he would do anything for anyone. John will be sadly missed by many, but mostly by his wife to whom he was not just a husband, but best friend, source for inspiration, and soul mate.

John was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, where he served in Stephen Ministries, and as an usher.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his cherished, loving wife Sue Myers, whom he married June 15, 1985, his children and their spouses Lisa and Steve Stearns of Mansfield, Kimberly and Sam Sorrenti of Ontario, John, Cindy and Tim Myers all of Mansfield; three grandchildren Brandon Corwin of Hampton, Virginia, Cameron and Mariah Stearns of Mansfield, a brother and sister-in-law Kenny and Connie Myers of Cuyahoga Falls, two sisters and a brother-in-law Gail and Rich Weber of Ferrell, Pennsylvania, and Faye Balluch of Sharon, Pennsylvania, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Judy Taylor of Wheatland, Pennsylvania, nieces, nephews and many good friends including Michael Lambert and Bill Hamlin.

He was preceded in death by his father, his sister Elaine Taylor, and a brother-in-law George Balluch.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 16, 2006 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. The Rev. Doug Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the John K. Myers Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home.