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Eugene G. Myer

July 5, 2018
Lake Placid News

Eugene G. Myer went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at home.

Gene was born on July 5, 1941 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of George Washington Myer and Carol Veronica Callahan.

In his early years, Gene attended Catholic grade school and served as an altar boy. The Myer Family moved to Lyndhurst, New Jersey, when Gene was fifteen where he finished high school. Following high school, he attended Farleigh Dickinson College and started working in a bank as a teller and eventually became vice president of the Security National Bank.

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Gene married Marilyn Schwerdtgeger on June 1, 1963.

After many years of banking, Gene started his own landscaping business, which he successfully ran for 30 years. Gene and Marilyn's dream came true when they moved into a log cabin tucked in the Adirondack hills of Lake Placid, New York. Gene longed for the change of seasons, and could not wait for the arrival of snow and requisite cross-country skiing at the John Brown Farm. Spring would greet him with his favorite pastime of fishing in the AuSable River. Summer found Gene tending to his large garden, where he would grow vegetables for friends and neighbors. Gene and Marilyn wintered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the past 20 years, filing their lives with great joy singing at the Christian Life Center choir every Sunday. Gene loved serving with the drive through prayer team where he saw many people coming to know the Lord as their Savior. Gene was an avid student of the Bible, and taught Sunday school for many years. Gene was also a member of the Jaycees.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marilyn Myer of Lake Placid; two daughters, Carol Ann Berry and husband Peter Berry of Florence, South Carolina and Kathleen Myer and husband Col. Christopher Graves of Cos Cob, Connecticut; two sisters-in-law, Joan Myer of Newfoundland, New Jersey and Carol Geiler of Boynton Beach, Florida; one brother-in-law, Edward Schwerdtfeger of Hackensack, New Jersey; several nieces and nephews; and Otis and Marcy, his beloved dogs.

He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Bruce and Frederick Myer.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7 in the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. A memorial service will immediately follow at noon Saturday at the New Hope Church, 207 Station St., Lake Placid, 12946.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to please consider making memorial contributions to the New Hope Church in Lake Placid.

Family and friend can also sign the online guestbook and share their memories at



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