William G. Meyers (Bill), 89, a resident of North Haven, departed this life peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Smilow Hospital after a brief illness. He will be remembered by many who cared for him as a lovely man who never complained and was admired for his strength and determination to fight until the end. He was born in West Haven on September 14, 1922 to the late Ethel Stevens Meyers Borkowski and William C. Meyers. He attended Randolph Macon Military Academy in Front Royal, Virginia and graduated from Georgia Military College in June, 1942 with a BS degree. William served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WW II in the 9th Air Force Fighters Squadron Hell Hawks and received six oak clusters for the air offensive of Europe,Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland from 1943 – 1945. He was a member of the Hell Hawks 365th Fighter Group Association and was awarded a certificate of Appreciation on September, 2010 from the American Warrior Day of Honor. William was a fifty year member of the Corinthian Lodge #103 of North Haven and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was in the electrical field from 1951 – 1987. He was a member of the Local #90 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and an Electrical Contractor before retiring in 1987 as a Project Manager and Superindendant for several local electrical contractors; including Diamond Electrical Company, Johnson Electrical Company and Jacobson Electric Company. He was predeceased by his first wife of 25 years Shirley Woodruff Meyers, his second wife of 25 years Marion Nolan Meyers, a brother Stevens Slade Meyers and sister Virginia Meyers Hansell. He was the devoted father of Garrett (Gary) Meyers and Karen Meyers O’Sullivan (Sonny) all of FL. Five grandchildren, Molly, Jesse, Patrick, Garrett and the late Brett all of FL. Five great grandchildren, Hayden, Caleb, Taj, Alyssa and Mallory all of FL. He is also survived by a step-son Sean (Bruce) Nolan of CA; a step-daughter, Joan Nolan Jurado of MX; triplet step grandchildren, Kevin, Kyle and Marion Nolan of CA; his long time girl friend Rosemarie Riccitelli and her family of East Haven.
Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 11:00 with the Rev. Edward Cornell officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 pm. Masonic Service to be conducted at 7:00 pm. Should friends desire memorial contribution may be made to Smilow Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508 or the Animal Haven, Inc., 89 Mill Rd., North Haven, CT 06473.