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John Ronald Myers

September 21, 1934February 3, 2015

John Ronald Myers, age 80, died of complications of pneumonia on February 3rd, 2015, in Springfield, Virginia. John is survived by his wife, Sylvia, of Springfield; his daughter, Lisa Thillairajah and her husband Velan, their son Nathan and daughter Anna of Vienna, Virginia; his daughter Cindy Ardecki of Montclair, Virginia; and his daughter Katie Walker and her husband Jim of Anchorage, Alaska; and his sister, Betty Hoeger of San Diego, California. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Ann Myers of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and his sister Marcene Anderson of Monroeville, Pennsylvania. John Ronald was born on September 21, 1934 in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to parents John William and Ann (Strenko) Myers. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with a degree in business. In the early 60’s, he moved to Washington, DC and accepted a position as a Systems Analyst for the United States Department of Agriculture, where he worked for more than 30 years. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Association of Research Directors in 1995. John Ronald was a great family man and a loving father. He married Sylvia Larwood in May, 1963 and the couple had three children together. John Ronald was a social, active man who was deeply involved in civic volunteerism, including being a PTA president, coaching his daughters’ soccer teams, volunteering with International Students of George Mason University, and volunteering for Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO). He enjoyed hiking, exercising and travel. His family and friends will always remember him as “Papa John,” a handyman who could fix anything. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to John’s favorite charity, ECHO. Here is the link:


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Jim Walker

February 7, 2015

In many ways John Myers was a man ahead of his time; exercising before it became commonplace, home brewing before it became a subculture, and adventure traveling before it became an industry. This means the world is ready for more of what he was most; a good man and a great person.

Darren Maynard

February 6, 2015

Your wonderful spirit, kindness and charity for others lives on through your daughters and grand children. You have so much to be proud of and your values deeply felt in everyone you touched.

What more can a life well lived ask for?

Sabine & Charles

February 6, 2015

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

February 5, 2015

We go way back to Harry and John carpooling. John and Sylvia you have always been special friends to us. We will miss our Spartan dinners with you both. Pat Parr


February 5, 2015

So many good thoughts come to Mind.."Papa John' welcomed me with open arms and treated my like his own. Many wonderful Thanksgiving with home made brew and an expert turkey carver. Peace.