OBITUARY

John I. Meyers

October 1, 1947June 12, 2021

John I. Meyers, 73, of Rices Landing, died June 12 at Donnell House following a brief illness. He leaves behind the love of his life and best friend, his wife of 38 years, Michele Meyers. John took tremendous pride in being called “Dad” by his loving children, Carl Meyers of Harrisburg, Jessica Meyers (husband David La Torre) of Camp Hill and Johnathan “Tip” Meyers (wife Shanna) of Rices Landing. But if you really knew John, you knew his favorite title was “Pappy.” That’s what his amazing grandchildren called him. Gus, Caleb, Stella, Duke and Ruby all have stories of an incredible Pap who spent hours playing games with them, even when they made him do some embarrassing things. We do have video evidence but are sworn to secrecy. For two decades, he also was known as Pap to countless young men he coached in the Jefferson Morgan football program. His desire to help others and serve his community began at a young age. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country in Vietnam. Later in his life he worked as a company man for the Coal Mine for many years, until his retirement in 2008. He was born Oct. 1, 1947, the son of the late Carl “Duke” and Ruby Meyers. He is the brother of the late Perry Meyers and Virginia Siriani. He is survived by sisters, Carol Shontofski (Andrew) and Linda Adams (John). Sister-in-law Marci Martyak (Micky). Brother-in-Law George Martyak (Donna). And many other family and friends. And his faithful pup Remi. The family would like to extend special thanks to dear friends, Jodi and Liz Conti and Tom and Diane Hritz, for their support during the last few months.

The most important things in his life were his family, friends, and the great outdoors, where he found his God. One last thing. Pap didn’t want the fuss and sadness that comes with a funeral. “A Celebration of Life” will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association and/or the “Big Steve” Memorial Scholarship Fund at The First National Bank, Rices Landing.

  • FAMILY

  • Michele Martyak Meyers, Spouse
  • Carl Meyers, Son
  • Jessica Meyers (husband David LaTorre), Daughter
  • Johnathan "Tip" Meyers (wife Shanna), Son
  • Carol Shontofski (Andrew), Sister
  • Linda Adams (John), Sister
  • Marci Martyak, Sister-in-law
  • George Martyak (Donna), Brother-in-law
  • But if you really knew John, you knew his favorite title was “Pappy.” That’s what his amazing grandchildren called him. Gus, Caleb, Stella, Duke and Ruby all have stories of an incredible Pap who spent hours playing games with them, even when they made him do some embarrassing things.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association
  • "Big Steve" Memorial Fund

Services

7 August

Gathering of family and friends

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Behm Funeral Homes

1477 Jefferson Rd
Jefferson, Pennsylvania 15344

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Jennifer Haines

July 4, 2021

Michelle and family, so sorry for your loss. I always remember John had a great laugh and was always smiling . My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kristy Marzo

June 18, 2021

Carl and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad! He was always such a sweet, kind and gentle soul! Prayers for you and your family.
Kristy Prohira-Marzo

mary morris

June 18, 2021

michelle and family so sorry to hear of johns passing sending hugs and prayers to comfort you

Mark Starostanko

June 17, 2021

Football coach of “Tip” with John and son Carl. It truly has been a honor to know that everything John was involved in, he gave his all and his leadership, love and dedication is that of what many would emulate by his teaching!
Farewell dear friend and until we meet again!
To the family I am here if you need anything!

Bruce Zemba

June 16, 2021

Always enjoyed John when we would meet up at Camp Carmichael for hunting or work. Rest In Peace John, you helped make camp a better place to enjoy!

RONALD KERR

June 16, 2021

John and I worked together for a lotta years; he was a great guy, and a great boss. I know he loved his family and the kids he coached. Bev and I are so sorry to hear of his passing. may God be with you all at this time.

Doug Kerr

June 15, 2021

Send out my deepest sympathy to your family

Taryn Hughes

June 15, 2021

Michele,
May God bless and watch over you and your family. Words cannot express my heart felt sympathy. You and your family are in my prayers. Love you.

Earl Mansberry

June 15, 2021

So sorry for your loss John was a good man and boss I worked for him at Emerald Prep Plant my condolences to his family and friends

Elaine Bogden

June 14, 2021

Michele and family. So sorry for your loss. I wish you strength during this hard time.

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Pap and Rem

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Loved his garden

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Camp

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Camp

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Fishing at Camp

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Pap, Noni, Gus and Stella

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Swinging