Harrisonburg, VA- Homer Godshall Myers, 80, died peacefully January 18, 2014 at Oak Lea Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.
He was born October 30, 1933 in Doylestown, PA, the eldest of seven children of the late Charles and Mary Godshall Myers. He attended Eastern Mennonite School where he met Pauline Zehr. He married Pauline on August 28, 1954. They had five children. Homer enjoyed a 40-year career in bank management in upstate New York. Throughout his life, Homer was an active community leader, instrumental in founding Beaver Camp in the Adirondacks, Brookside Senior Living Community in Lowville, NY, and the New York Mennonite Mutual Aid Plan. Homer also enjoyed collecting coins, stamps, and model trains, passing these hobbies on to his children and grandchildren. He and Pauline loved to travel, visiting Europe, Kenya, Vietnam, Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada and throughout the U.S. They retired to Virginia, and were members of the Park View Mennonite Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five children, Rosalyn Kniss and husband Fred, Harrisonburg, Mervin Myers and wife Doris, Blountstown, FL, Daryl Myers and wife Marci, Harrisonburg, VA Gary Myers and wife Joleen, Harrisonburg and Jeffry Myers and wife Audrey, Harrisonburg. He is also survived by three brothers, Glenn Myers and wife Emma, Philadelphia, MS, Luke Myers and wife Gayle, Crawfordville, FL, Marlin Myers and wife Esther, Tallahassee, FL; three sisters, Ruth Duncan, Telogia, FL, Rhoda Yoder and husband Dan, Grand Ridge, FL, Karen Kornegay, Marianna, FL; fifteen grandchildren, Michael Kniss and wife Ashley, Stephen Kniss and wife Monica, Jessica Fitzgerald and husband Eric, Bradley Myers, Nicholas Myers, Kristen Myers, Jacob Myers, Aaron Myers, Emily Myers, Lorien Myers, Corin Myers and Maira Myers.
A memorial service will be held at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014, with Rev. Phil Kniss officiating. Interment will be held privately.
The family will receive friends at the church prior to the memorial service from 2 to 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Adirondack Mennonite Camping Association (Beaver Camp), 8884 Buck Point Road, Lowville, NY 13367. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com.
McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.