Joseph E. Myers, 70, of Clymer, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the son of Joseph “Eugene” Myers and Helen (Ashcroft) Myers, born on November 23, 1951, in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, Clymer, where he enjoyed ringing the bell before the 8am Mass on Sundays.
Joe was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who cherished spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren William and Madeline.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Joe traveled around the country hunting wild turkeys earning the “grand slam” which requires you to bag each of the four wild turkey subspecies found within the continental United States. Additionally, he enjoyed vacationing with his family every summer at the Outer Banks, N.C.
Joe was a graduate of Penns Manor Area High School. Throughout this life he was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.; Greenwich Collieries; and the Penns Manor Area School District. He was a member of a highly skilled and trained Pennsylvania Mine Rescue Team being the first to respond to rescue miners and others who became trapped or injured in underground mines due to accidents, gas leaks or explosions.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Colleen (Paytash) Myers and three children: Joseph (Joe) Jr. and his wife, Jessica, and two grandchildren, William and Madeline, Flemington, New Jersey; Michael, Washington D.C.; Kristi (Myers) Jones and her husband, Kyle, San Diego, California; and their loyal German Shepherd, Nyah.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents Joseph “Eugene” and Helen Myers.
Joe’s family would like to thank his medical teams and the care they provided over the years.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 8th from 3pm – 7pm at the McCabe-Roof Funeral Home, 565 Franklin St., Clymer PA. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 9th at 10:30am at the Church of the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, Clymer with Father James Morley as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Orthodox Church Cemetery, Clymer.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Church of the Resurrection, Clymer, PA.