2009-02-18 / Obituaries

John D. "Jack" Meyer

John D."Jack" Meyer, 83, lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on February 14, 2009 surrounded by his family at home. He was born on September 29, 1925 to Rudolph and Isabel (Cathcart) Meyer at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Hospital.

A Haldane High School graduate, he went on to earn a degree in Mathematics from New York University in 1959. He served his country during World War II with over 3 years active duty, and later retired with over 23 years of reserve duty as a Master Sergeant.

For 38 years he was employed by IBM, retiring in 1988 as a Manager of Systems and Programming.

Jack served the Philipstown community for over 20 years in many elected positions including two terms as Town Supervisor, 12 years as Town Councilman, and 11 years as Mayor and 1 year as Trustee of the Village of Nelsonville.

He was actively involved in numerous community organizations, including the Philipstown Community Council, and coached and umpired in youth baseball leagues. He was also a member of the Philipstown, Putnam County and New York State Republican Committees.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy (Bosco) Meyer of Cold Spring; his children Jeffrey of Garrison; Jason and his wife Alexandra of Bel Air, MD; and Josh and his wife Federica of Garrison; and his grandchildren Ethan and Isabelle Meyer.

The family received friends on February 17 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 18 at 11am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair St, Cold Spring with interment to follow at Cold Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack's memory to the VNA of Hudson Valley, www.vnahv.org, and designate "Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam".

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