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Obituary of Ray H. Meyers, 93


Ray H. Meyers Sr., 93, of Empire Park, Centre Hall, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Ray was born September 16, 1925 in Spring Township, the son of the late Thomas Hunter and Helen (Bilger) Meyers.

On October 8, 1947, he married the love of his life, Gloria (Smith) Meyers, who preceded him in death on November 27, 2009.

During WW II, from 1943 to 1946, Ray served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of staff sergeant in the CBI: China-Burma-India Theater.

Ray was employed at Rockview State Prison from 1955 to 1975, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant.

He was a member of the Pleasant Gap Houtz-Meyers-Rose American Legion Post 867 for 73 continuous years.

Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing and was a member of the Pleasant Gap Monday morning “golf gang.” He also enjoyed driving the highways, travelling to 35 states in the U.S. and also Canada and Mexico. He especially liked exploring the mountain and side roads in Northern Central PA.

Surviving Ray are his two children, Ray H. Meyers Jr. (Shirley) of Madison AL, and Diane McMurtrie (Mahlon) of Centre Hall, four grandchildren, Thomas (Carol) and Steven all of New Market AL, Fred McMurtrie of Centre Hall, and Kelly Jo McMurtrie of rural Centre Hall.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Donald Meyers; three sister, Isobel Breon, Rebecca Stover and Rose Henninger.

Per his wishes there will be no public service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at Meyers Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be in his memory to the Pleasant Gap American Legion, 435 S Main St, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823.

An online guest book may be signed and condolences sent to the family at

Name of Deceased

Ray H. Meyers



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Funeral Home

Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service

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