THOMAS E. MYERS, 66, of Parker, Pa. passed peacefully Tuesday morning (02-06-18) with wife Nancy by his side following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 16, 1951 to the late Robert H. (Cutie) and Flored (Flo) Marshall Myers.
Tom graduated from AC Valley High School in 1969 and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. He distinguished himself serving in Viet Nam earning the Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service MedaL, Viet Nam Service and Campaign Medals, and proficiency in use of 106mm Recoiless rifle.
On return from Marine Corps, Tom was employed in the glass manufacturing industry at Parker, Butler, and Clarion. He finished his working career at Hickman Lumber Co. of Emlenton before becoming disabled in 2007.
Tom loved the Marine Corps, Pirate baseball, and Steeler football. His biggest joy, however, was watching his grandchildren grow and learn.
A very active and dedicated member of VFW Post 7073 of Parker, Tom was a Life Member of the VFW, past commander, and served many years as Quartermaster of the post, a position he held until his death. Tom assisted conducting veteran funeral services for many years, where he was most often serving as Firing Officer of the rifle squad.
He was a charter member of the ParkerPolar Bear Club which raises funds for local charities.
He attended the former St Mary, Our Lady of the Snows, Catholic Church of Parker, and later attended St. Michael the Archangel Church in Emlenton.
Mr. Myers was married to the former Nancy Mulroy McBrien, and enjoyed thirty years as a couple. They enjoyed fishing, boating, motorcycling, and camping together. They enjoyed time in Florida the past several winters. Also surviving are three children: Adrienne (Jason) Brosnahan of Emlenton, Casey (Michael Adams) McBrien of Parker, and Aaron (Amber) Myers of Fenelton as well as grandchildren Logan Lei Myers and Alivia Quinn. He also leaves behind his sister, Linda Lieberum of Knox.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Gloria Myers.
Semper Fi, Tom, Semper Fi!
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Uniform Fund, VFW Post 7073, Parker, Pa. 16049.