Richard Irving Meyers, Jr, 70, of Nanticoke, left this world peacefully on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
Born on November 10, 1951, in Augusta, Georgia, he was the first son of the late Richard Irving, Sr. and Doris Mae Askew Meyers.
Richard was a graduate of Nanticoke Area High School and the PA State Police Academy. He worked numerous jobs, including the Newark Silk Mill, T.P. Jones Furniture and Kearney Funeral Home Inc. Richard’s truest passion, however, was to serve and protect his community. He did so by serving as a Nanticoke Police Officer, retiring as Lieutenant after 32 years. He was a dedicated and valued member of the law enforcement community. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Law Enforcement Officers Foundation and received a Special Commendation Award from the Attorney General for serving as a member of the Attorney General Municipal Drug Task Force during his career.
Richard was an active member of his community. He participated in the Police Athletic League, Safety First educational programs at local schools, and was always known to be a very kind and fair man, helping anyone in need. His charismatic personality was felt by every person he would meet, always ending a conversation with “Keep Smiling” or “10-4”.
Richard was a very devoted Christian. As a member of St. Faustina Catholic Church, his faith in God was the cornerstone of his life. This was shown through his everyday display of kindness towards others and the love he had for his entire family, with whom he made many memories. His presence will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly; his second wife, Bernadette; his sister, Mary; and his beloved pet pigs, Ziggy and Rosie.
Surviving are: daughters, Renee and Sherry; grandchildren, Ryan Calvin, Kyle Joseph, Katlyn Rose and Alexandria Beverly. He was the oldest of eight siblings, Doris Elaine, Dale (Christine), David, Carol, Barbara and Terri; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and one great-great niece.
Richard’s family would like to thank Allied Hospice Inpatient Unit staff and his home Allied care team for their compassionate care and services. A special thank you to Dawn and Karla, who made him smile every day!
A graveside service will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown, on Wednesday. Those attending are asked to please arrive at the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, by 9:30 AM to be included in the police escort procession to the cemetery.
Memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 -7 pm at the funeral home.
My deepest sympathies to Richard’s family. My late husband Ted and Rich were Good buddies since high school . Ted often shared with me the many escapades He and Rich experienced . Rich was a very kind , compassionate good friend, always willing to lend a helping hand. Dear Meyers family, please know that Rich now rests in the arms of the Lord.Mrs. Ted (Janet ) Weron (6 months ago)
Elaine, my sincerest condolences to you and your entire family. Every time I spoke to Rich he never failed to ask how Frank was doing. We talked a long time when his wife was so ill, both of us trying to cheer the other up. He was a very caring man.Donna MargelewiczDuda (6 months ago)
My deepest sympathy.Fred Pierantoni III (6 months ago)
Deepest sympathies to the family. Thoughts and prayers from the Dennis Family. Peter and Barbara, Peter and Janet, and Stephanie.Janet Dennis (6 months ago)
Your kindness, compassion and love will never be forgotten. I am so grateful to have been in your life and you in mine. I will miss our phone calls and your wonderful outlook on life...because of you I will always remember to smile...Coreen Meyers (6 months ago)
Rest in Peace Rich! Until we all meet again!Kate Bogacki Gray (6 months ago)
Our deepest sympathies to the Meyers family on the passing of Richard. He was a good friend to so many people who knew him. He will be greatly missed.Tom and Joanne Hewitt (6 months ago)
RIP good buddy.Phil Smith, Nanticoke Police Dept. 1969-1971 (6 months ago)