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MARTIN D. MYERS

October 27, 2011

Martin D. Myers of Eldred, NY passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty, NY. He was 90.

The son of the late Mary Fee Myers and Martin D. Myers Sr., Martin was born in Highland Lake, NY on November 7, 1920. On September 13, 1942 he married his high school sweetheart, Christene Stevens.

Martin was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was employed by Sullivan County Highway Department for 16 years, and retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 1986 after 24 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 1363 and of the Town of Highland Lions Club where he was past president and treasurer for many years. He served with the National League of Postmasters as vice president of the auxiliary of the NY branch for several terms.

Although an active member of his community, Martin’s first love was for Christine, their family and happy home.

Martin is survived by his wife of 69 years at home; children Patricia and Dennis Toaspern of Binghamton, NY and Steven and Leesa Myers of Gray, ME; grandsons and great-grandchildren Adam Toaspern and son Kain of Howes Cave, NY, Jeffrey Toaspern and daughter Miah of Ithaca, NY, Thomas Myers, and Timothy Myers of Gray; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his infant daughter, Jean Ellen, sisters Mary Crandall, Ethel Myers and Helen Hulse; and brother Thomas Myers.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 24 at the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY. Rev Nancy Vonderhorst officiated. Burial took place at Montoza Cemetery, Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001; or to a charity of the doner’s choice.