OBITUARY

Newton Michael Myers

December 24, 1920September 6, 2020
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Captain Newton Myers December 24, 1920-September 6, 2020

On Sunday morning, September 6, Captain Newton Myers took his final flight into heaven to be reunited with his loving wife, Dolly. Newton passed away peacefully at the age of 99 at The Cove at La Jolla with his niece by his side.

Newton was born December 24, 1920, in Beaver Falls, PA the son of the late Anthony and Melvina McCamer Myers.

He was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School and Garfield Business School. Newton began taking flying lessons after high school completing 100 hours flying time and earning his private license at the Patterson Heights Field in Beaver Falls.

Newton and Dolly were high school sweethearts and were married June 6, 1942 sharing 70 years of marriage before her passing in November of 2012. The two loves of Newton’s life were Dolly and flying.

Newton enlisted in the Army Air Forces in January 1942 where he trained in Montgomery, Alabama. In January 1943, Newton was assigned to Long Beach, CA and the Air Transport Command where he completed flight training on 21 aircrafts.

He was discharged in January 1946 with the rank of Captain. His decorations and citations included Pacific Theater Services Medal, American Theater Services Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

In April 1946, after a telephone interview, Newton was hired by Slick Airways as Captain. Slick Airways was a government-contracted carrier for the military and civilian personnel and cargo. He flew all over the world. Life was never a bore to Newt. He would be here today and tomorrow in Asia, Australia, Europe or South America. He spent 25 years with Slick Airways and 20,000 hours in the air. He retired when he was 52 years old and from that time on, he and Dolly traveled extensively. They made California their home for 74 years, the last 26 being in San Diego.

Newton was Protestant by faith and a life member of Pasadena Elks Lodge #672.

Surviving are nieces Marsha Schaer, San Diego and Beaver, PA; Marilyn (Bill) Timoney, Pebble Beach, CA; Laraine Marsh, The Villages, FL; great niece Dr. Kristin Hall, Germantown, TN; great nephews Charles Hall III and David Hall, and their mother Elizabeth Hall, High Point, NC; and sister-in-law Loretta Marsh, Beaver, PA.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Dolly, Newton was also predeceased by his nephew, Charles Hall Jr. in 2017.

Services will take place Thursday, September 24, at El Camino Memorial-Sorrento Valley, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121. Visitation at 11:00 am, Services at 12:00pm with Chaplain Chris Sikora officiating. Military service with honors will be at Miramar National Cemetery at 1:30 pm

In lieu of flowers, Newton’s family would prefer a memorial contribution to be made to The Cove at La Jolla, 7160 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037-5511

The family would like to thank the staff at The Cove at La Jolla for the excellent care Newton received during his stay there, especially to Ashley for her care and concern not only to Newton but also to the family.

Newton will be sadly missed by his family and friends. It is a privilege to know him and to remember him.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Committal Service & Burial With Honors

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Sherry Hall

September 18, 2020

Our heartfelt condolences! Mr. Myers will be incredibly missed by our office! Our many conversations & his life stories will not be forgotten! We know he is finally at peace, & is united with his beautiful wife, Dolly! We will miss seeing the best dressed couple ever! Many wish to have such a full blessed, beautiful life! Thank you for your service Captain Myers! You were a true Patriot! Peace of Christ be with all your family during this difficult time!
Much love & blessings,
All the staff @ Scripps Center for Dental Care

Jamie Shetzer

September 13, 2020

I sat next to Newt many days at Red Tracton’s and always enjoyed listening to his stories. I was always asking him about his aviation career and his face would light up, recalling whatever memories would pop up as he told the tale..I’ll always remember He and Dolly sitting together eating lunch dressed in their Sunday Best. Cutest couple ever! After she passed, he would still sat in the same booth...for a while.....but eventually he moved to the bar and we got to share in his life that much more. Rest In Peace Newt I’m happy to have known you!

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