Born in Jamaica, NY, in 1916, he attended the St. Paul School in New York and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire before graduating with a B.A. from Harvard College in 1939.
With his wife, whom he met while at Exeter and to whom he was later married for 42 years, Elizabeth “Budge” Grilk, he returned to New York City where he worked for the Chase Manhattan Bank. He joined the Navy in 1942 and served in the Philippines during WWII. After the war, he and Budge moved to Wilmington, VT, and lived there together for 40 years. Mr. Meyer worked at Margolin’s and then for Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, both in Brattleboro, VT.
Mr. Meyer was very involved in Wilmington activities, serving on the zoning board, the planning commission and the school board for many years. He was an active member of the Lion’s Club and the Masonic Lodge.
After retirement and the death of Budge Meyer, he married Kay Tapp and in 1989 they moved to Camden, ME, and then in 2004 to Waldoboro, where he lived until his death.
Mr. Meyer possessed enormous enthusiasm and energy, tempered by strong discipline. He was happiest when he was entertaining friends and family and that happiness was infectious. He maintained an avid interest in politics throughout his life and could argue controversial positions without angering others. Driving on winding New England roads was one of his greatest pleasures, enjoyed to his last day.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Meyer; his son, John Meyer and his wife Cindy of Wilmington, VT; daughter, Tandy Meyer Jones and her husband Peter of Evergreen, CO; his stepsons, Bo Aylin and his wife Mari of Northfeld, MN, and Stuart Aylin of Durham, NC; his stepdaughter Cara Aylin Twenty and her husband Ian of New Market, MD; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.