Richard C. Myers, 89, WWII vet, pilot for Armstrong World Industries, flight instructor

By on March 18, 2015

Richard C. Myers, 89, of Lititz, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in his residence.

Born in East Petersburg, he was the husband of Penny H. Myers of Lititz, and the son of the late Lloyd B. and Mamie (Cooper) Myers.

Richard worked in the family painting business, Lloyd B. Myers & Sons, for many years until he became a pilot for Armstrong World Industries, where he worked for 23 years until his retirement in 1989. In addition to being a pilot, he was a certified flight instructor and a glider pilot.

He was a member of the Lancaster Aero Club, and received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. Richard’s name is on the Wall of Honor at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He attended Calvary Church on Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, and was an Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his wife of 35 years, he is survived by a son: Donald R. Myers, and his wife Deb Clough of Rockville, Md.; and two daughters: Cathy M. Hersh, and her husband James of East Petersburg; and Carolyn Staffieri, and her husband John of Mount Joy; two grandchildren: Abigail Barstow and her husband Seth of Lititz; and Nathan Staffieri of Mount Joy; a great-grandson: William Barstow of Lititz; and one sister: Patricia Brady, and her husband Don of Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Robert Myers.

Services were held March 14 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, with the Rev. Richard J. Woodcock Jr. officiating. Burial, with military honors, occurred in East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

To place a condolence online, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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