Obituary of Lawrence J. Myers
Boonville – Lawrence J. Myers, 87, a resident of Boonville for over half a century, died on December 30, 2020 at his home, while under the loving care of his wife Mary. Larry was born on November 22, 1933, in the St. Lawrence County hamlet of Oswegatchie, NY, a son of Charles and Marjorie Seaman Myers. He was married to Mary Doorey of Turin, NY on July 15, 1972. Larry attended grade schools in Oswegatchie, Port Leyden and Lowville, NY, and graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956 when he became an announcer at the local radio station, WBRV, where he later became the Chief Announcer and Chief Engineer. He had a life time First Class Radio/Telephone License. In the late 1960’s Larry was employed at the Oneida County Airport as a Ground and Flight Instructor. In 1975 he was appointed as Chief Ground and Flight Instructor for al Pilot and Instructor ratings given by the school and later became an FAA-authorized Check Pilot for various licenses. Larry left the Flight School to become an Airline Pilot for Empire Airlines. He also was head of flight schools at Kamp Airport and Boonville Airpark, both in Oneida County. Larry became a rural carrier in the early 1980’s for the USPS in Turin, NY, and later in Boonville., NY. Mr. Myers attended night school at Herkimer Community College when he was in his late 50’s graduating with a grade point average of 4.0, earning his Associates Degree in Business Administration. He was an avid collector of picture postcards and was co-founder of the Central New York Postcard Club with Ruth Weimer in 1977. Larry enjoyed collecting local historical pictures, making DVD Slideshows of communities in and around Lewis County. He made more than 50 historical DVD slideshows which he gave to local nursing homes. He was a life member of the Lewis County Historical Society. He instituted and maintained e-mail newsletters for his high school classmates and for his co-workers at Empire airlines for many years. Larry was a strong believer in God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as the one God who manifested Himself in those three ways. Larry was a prolific writer of Christian poems and articles, writing his first book on biblical subjects in 2013. It was named Rhyme or Reason, and was published by Infinity Publishing. His second book, Then If My People, was published in 2014 by Infinity Publishing. Larry was predeceased by his older brother David, who died May 11, 2009, younger half-brother Leslie Stevens, who died on March 15, 2015, and his two sisters: Bonnie Colton and Dottie Knight. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary Doorey Myers of Boonville, his half-brother Alan (Yong) Stevens, Leavenworth, Kansas, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be will be held on Saturday, January 23, at 1:00 pm at Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Route 12, Boonville, with Pastor Dan Tabolt officiating. Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Interment in the spring with Military Honors will be in Boonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life Fellowship Church, or to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 264, Boonville, NY 13309. His funeral arrangements are in care of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. Boonville.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Abundant Life Fellowship Church
Boonville, New York, United States