Walter Myer
Past Commander - Navy

Walter Myer last Charter member of the post passed away on January 9th, 2019. On January 9, 2019, Walter Henry Myer passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side after a life lived to the fullest. He was born June 19, 1925, to Walter B. Myer and Loretta "Gladys" Myer (Antener) in Milford, PA.

Walter is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janet M. Myer (Koenig), his children and their spouses, Eileen M. Rittenhouse (Myer) and husband Todd Rittenhouse of Westerville, OH, Christopher A. Myer and husband John R. Benoit of Newton, MA and Karen L. Sibalich (Myer) and husband Jonathan Sibalich of Milford, PA, his 7 grandchildren, Erik C. Cordova, Ashley F. Davies (Cordova), Victoria A. Sibalich, Natalia E. Sibalich, Ariel P. Rittenhouse, Torin S. Rittenhouse, and Carter R. Benoit-Myer as well as 9 great-grandchildren. Walter is also survived by his brother Gregory Myer, sister Kathleen La Destro (Myer) and her husband Salvatore and sister-in-law Lois Vicchiarello (Koenig), and many nieces and nephews and last but not least his beloved dog Buddy and cats Ozzie and Harry.

Walter was a life-long resident of Milford, living his whole life on Frenchtown Road. Walter graduated from Milford High School in 1942 at age 16. Upon graduation, with WWII rampant upon the world, he enlisted in the US Navy, which at the age of 17 required your parent's permission and blessing. He honorably served four years upon the USS Tabberer as a Petty Officer Sonar Man First Class in the Pacific Theater of Operations until the defeat and surrender of Japan.

Following his service in the Navy, Walter attended Kutztown State College on the GI Bill, earning a teaching degree in Mathematics. He taught at Milford High School until he accepted a civilian position as a Physical Scientist/Mathematician with the Army at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, NJ. Remaining a resident of Milford, he commuted with his carpool for over 40 years until his retirement in 1989. It was in this carpool he met his wife Janet whom he married in 1957.

Walter loved Milford and never contemplated living anywhere else. He and Janet would build their own home adjacent to his parent's farm and raise their children here, all of whom graduated from Delaware Valley High School. He was very active in his children's lives as well as his grandchildren, four of whom lived across the road from their grandparents.

Walter was a dedicated volunteer member of the Dingmans Township Planning Board for 53 years, retiring in 2016.

Walter was an avid skier and ski instructor well into his 70s until a knee replacement prevented him from skiing any longer. He loved sailing on Twin Lakes, participating many years in the Sunfish Fleet weekly races.

In his final years, he was supported by several wonderful Home Health Aides, we would specifically like to thank Victoria Mundy, Alan Carey, Robert Freer, and our dear family friend Beth Smith.