Mark E. Myer92, chicken farmer, school bus driver

By on January 4, 2012

Mark E. Myer, 92, of Brethren Village, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

He was born in New Holland on March 19, 1919, the son of the late Daniel R. and Mabel (Eckert) Myer. He was married to E. June (Risser) Myer for 53 years, who passed away in 1994. Mr. Myer resided in Lampeter for 42 years before moving to Brethren Village in 1993.

Mark was a former member of Hempfield Church of the Brethren and later a charter member of the Lampeter Church of the Brethren. He was a chicken farmer and school bus driver for Lampeter Strasburg School District over 40 years. Mark was active in the West Lampeter Fair, Lancaster County Poultry Association and Camp Swatara. An avid bicycle rider, at 83 years of age he joined a team of Brethren Village staff members and participated in the Wheeling for Wellness 1,000-mile ride throughout Pennsylvania.

Mark is survived by his children: Ruth Ann, wife of Marlin Harnish, of Strasburg; Audrey, wife of Jay Hollinger, of Lititz; Robert, husband of Barbara Hershey, of Reading; Nancy, wife of Raleigh Doom, of Lancaster; and Janet Westcott, Cape May Point, N.J.; nine grandchildren: Keith Harnish, Karen Diffenderfer, Mike Shertzer, Kathy Burns, Matt Shertzer, Jen Werner, Doug Myer, Joe Westcott and Jon Westcott; his friend: Ruth Ginder, of Brethren Village; 15 great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 21 step-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his brothers: William Myer and Glenn Myer; sons-in-law: James Shertzer and Joseph Westcott; and grandson: Kevin Harnish.

A memorial service was held on Dec. 31 in The Chapel at Brethren Village, Lititz, with Chaplain Dana Statler officiating. Private interment took place in Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, send a contribution in Mark’s memory to the Endowment Fund, c/o Development Office of Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606.

Bachman Funeral Home, Strasburg, handled the arrangements. For more information, visit

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