Obituary of Earl F. Meyer, Sr.
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Earl F. Meyer Sr. (85) “Pop”, “Pop-pop”, “Brown Pop-Pop” of Buena peacefully passed away on April 7, 2023. Earl was the son of George C. Meyer and Anna Marie Meyer of Fortescue. Earl is predeceased by his parents George and Anna, his brothers George Meyer, Bob Meyer and Maximilian Meyer, son Bobby Meyer and his beloved Chihuahua Maula. Earl is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Jessie, whom he met while serving in the Navy. He is also survived by his son Earl F. Meyer Jr. (Bobbie) of Sicklerville, NJ, daughter Georgeanna Meyer of Vineland, NJ, four (4) grandchildren Stephanie Falasca of Vineland, NJ, Kelsie Meyer of Gilbert AZ, Zackary Babst of Ivyland, PA, and Allison Babst of Vineland, NJ, and one great granddaughter McKenna Motter of Vineland, NJ. Earl was born in Millville, NJ on 3rd and Mulberry then moving to Vineland on Orchard Road then to Salem. Earl joined the Navy at the age of 17 where he had the opportunity to see the world. During his Navy tenure Earl served during the Bay of Pigs and Vietnam on the USS Des Moines, USS Coney, USS Zellers, and a few other ships. After twenty (20) years of service he retired from the US Navy in 1973. During one of his military leaves Earl saved a young mans life from drowning in Delaware Bay while on his father’s boat. After his retirement from the US Navy, Earl took on many jobs from working his parent’s Diner in Fortescue, NJ where many people visited. Later he worked at various marina’s or at the American Legion in Millville and finally ending his career as a Property Manager in Vineland. Earl and his wife resided in Fortescue for over forty (40) years then moved to Newport before moving to Buena, where they had resided for the last twelve (12) years. Throughout the years Earl kept up on the one sport he loved the most: Pool! As an avid player he had a passion and an eye for the game and would play for hours. He was always there to give advice, but it was at a price that you would be racking! Earl’s biggest love was his family. From his wife and best friend, Jessie, to his children, grandchildren and one great grandchild. He loved spending time at family events or gatherings, and was always willing to lend a hand, or give advice. He is mostly known for playfully teasing, arguing, or playing tricks on his baby girl, McKenna, with whom he had shared the love of Low-Salt Lays Potato Chips. Earl was proud of his Naval service and often told stories of the time he served on various ships and the places he went to, such as Spain, Italy, and Greece, which he had visited many times. Earl was also a member of the Shekinah Lodge F&AM # 58 of Millville, NJ and was also a member of the Scottish Rite. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriners Children’s Philadelphia Hospital.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Earl
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Padgett Funeral Home
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