Robert “Bob” J. Meyers, 96 of Bethel Park, went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2021. Loving husband and partner to Lillian Lang Meyers for 70 years, they met on the tennis court at Duquesne University where both were completing their master's degrees and became lifelong sports enthusiasts and competitors. Their love of sports branched into golf where they made many lifelong friends.
Father to Catherine Tyson (Ray), Ann Dugan (Jim), Robert Meyers (Mary Jane Stevens), Mary Kulp (Bruce Zanet), John Meyers (Georgia), and Patricia Kolsby (Richard). Bob was preceded in death by his sons, Jimmy in 1981 and Paul a few weeks ago in December 2020. Bob was happiest being part of the lives of his 12 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. An avid skier well into his 80's Bob taught all eight of his children to ski and skate as well as many grandchildren.
Bob served in the US Navy during WWII aboard an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific. Returning from the war, Bob graduated from Duquesne University with a master's in mathematics. Bob’s career was spent as a teacher in Mt. Lebanon School District. An early adaptor of technology, Bob taught himself and then students the computer language, Fortran. Oldest daughter, Catherine met many of his former students who said learning a computer language early changed their lives forever. As one of the founders of the ski club at Mt. Lebanon High School he led weekly trips to Seven Springs as well as multiple international destinations during the winter holidays.
Bob attended daily mass at St. Valentines Church where he was a library volunteer. Bob’s Catholic faith was an essential guiding principle throughout his life. In recent years, Bob became an active member of the Legion of Mary serving as Treasurer and leading the rosary in nursing homes.
The sudden and tragic death of their teenaged son Jimmy, spurred Bob and Lillian to become active volunteers and leaders of the South Hills branch of Compassionate Friends. Their selfless dedication and giving for 30 years was recognized with an unexpected Distinguished Service Award in 2019.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, January 7th from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Paul Henney Funeral Home, Bethel Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Valentine’s Church(Everyone Please Meet At Church) on Friday January 8th at 10am. Interment will be private . Donations in his memory can be made to Pittsburgh Chapter of Compassionate Friends, firstname.lastname@example.org or The Legion of Mary, www.legionofmary.org/lom.html.
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