April 20, 1948 – May 16, 2019
On May 15th, 2019, Mike Meyers, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 71. Mike was born Michael Norman Haver on April 20th, 1948 in Schenectady, NY to Harold Haver and Pauline (Warner) Meyers. He was later adopted by his mother's second husband, Stanley Meyers, and changed his name to Michael Meyers. He attended school in both Oxford and Norwich, NY. At 18, Mike joined the U.S. Army. He was deployed to Vietnam from 1966-1967 where he served as a Paratrooper with Company B-4/503RD-INF 173rd Airborne Brigade. He did two more tours in Vietnam from 1969-1971 with MACV Team 162 Vietnamese Airborne Advisory Detachment. In 1971, his son Kevin, was born from his first marriage. He was then stationed in Germany with the 509th Airborne, where several years later he met Rosemarie Carle, who became his second wife in 1977. Back in the U.S. Mike became a deputy for the Chenango County Sheriff’s Dept. and worked for the Village of Greene Police Dept. He was known to fellow deputies by his nickname Ziggy. In 1989 he and wife Rose had daughter Sabrina. He retired from CCSD after 17 years of duty.
Mike had a variety of interests and enjoyed anything relating to history, strategy and being outdoors. He loved fishing, searching for Native American artifacts, woodworking, reading, puzzles, chess, watching history programs and Ancient Aliens. He was always happy as long as he had a cup of coffee. July 4th was his favorite day because he enjoyed a good party with family and friends. He was also a practical joker with a great sense of humor. He was a lifetime member of 173rd Airborne Sky Soldiers Association, the VFW and the DAV. Anyone who met Mike, remembered him for his kindness, veracity, and humanity.
Mike is predeceased by his parents Pauline "Polly" and Stanley Meyers, his in-laws Irmgard and Paul Carle of Germany, his sisters: Floren Tracy Meyers, Dawn Kim Meyers, and Tami Ann Meyers. Mike is survived by his wife Rosemarie (Carle) Meyers, daughter Sabrina (Meyers) Dier, son Kevin Meyers and his wife Shawnee, grandchildren: Ashley Meyers, Joshua Meyers and his wife Mackenna, and Tasha Furman, his brother Peter Meyers, his nephews Jeffrey and Jared Meyers, sister-in-law Gerlinde Carle-Iser, her husband Siegfried Iser and their daughter Sarah Iser of Germany, his cousin Rick Carey, and his best friend James "Booboo" Manwarren.
Per his wishes, there will not be any formal services. A private family funeral will take place at Arlington Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. A private celebration of life for family and close friends will be held at a later date.
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June 3, 2019
Mike and friends
June 2, 2019
A few friends, Mike and I went to a large swimming pool area in Mainz Germany. Mikes scorpion tattoo was showing and caused quite a distraction. We never figured out why but more than 20 swarthy young men would walk to where we were and would watch Mike. It was obvious they were looking and pointing at the tattoo. He and I decided it was a marking for some gang or criminal organization. A source of great pride for Mike at that time
June 2, 2019
Condolence to Rose and family. Mike and I were both in B Co 2nd Bn 509th, 68 to 69. Great guy fun to be with. As part of Doc's Commandos we tried to get in to the dungeon at Heidelberg Castle. We could not get in so we went to town and there some locals picking on a Sailor. Mike jumper in and helped him out. In the process he broke his hand. Next day we crossed the river and found and amphitheater and the ruins of St. Michael's Cathedral. Always interesting times with Mike. Sorry I could not get in contact before his passing. Rest in Peace Brother. All the Way.
June 1, 2019
Mike was in my platoon from April 1968 until October 1968. Mainz Germany. I have several photos I would like to share. Just send me an email and I’ll send some photos. He was a fine fellow in the day. He told me several stories of clearing the enemy out of tunnels in Vietnam A warrior. AATW
May 22, 2019
Airborne! I met Mike in Norwich in the late 1990s and I was surprised to learn that he and I served in the 509th Airborne at Lee Barracks in Mainz at the same time. It's a small world indeed. I understand that Mike's headed to Arlington National Cemetery - it's a dignified and honorable resting place to spend eternity with other paratroopers. Keep your feet and knees together, Mike, and you'll land there safely! RIP Airborne.
May 22, 2019
Mike and I served on Team 162 all of 1970 and part of 1971. He was a great friend and an even better soldier. Lots of good memories - I am sorry we lost him at such a young age - I always asked about him at the Airborne Reunions and no one knew where he was. Mike will be missed. A slow hand salute for a fine airborne soldier.
Red Marker Bravo
May 21, 2019
Meyers family-I served with Mike in 69 and 70 with Team 162. He was a great guy and funny. We made the best of times and shared many laughs and emotions as we served together with our other brothers of Tm 162. It was a great team of guys and Mike made it better with his time there. I remember him like it was yesterday and will be looking through my pictures to see if I can find any of Mike to mail to you. Blessings to you during this time. Chris Fryer