William J. Myers
unknown - November 20, 2011
William J. Myers, 87, formerly of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Deltona, Fla. Born in Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 18, 1924, he was the son of William Myers and Lucille Burton Myers. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he was a graduate of Vocational High School. Employed by the Syracuse Fire Department for 40 years, he retired as district chief. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. William was former post commander of the Charles Ave. VFW. He was a member of the Chosin Few, Disabled American Veterans and National Rifle Association. An avid fisherman, he was a former Little League coach for the West End PBA. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
William was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Catherine Washington; and son, Robert.
Surviving are his daughters and son-in-law, Theresa and Richard Bayeur of Rochester, Deborah Colt of England, Mary Agati of Rochester and Donna Myers of Syracuse; sons and daughter-in-law, William R. Myers and Patrick Myers, both of Syracuse, James and Theresa Myers of Illinois and John Myers of Florida; sisters and brother-in-law, Joan and Roger Green of Liverpool and Barbara Schuyler of Syracuse; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Judy Myers of California; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Rev. John P. Fenlon celebrated a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at St. Brigid & St. Joseph Church. William was laid to rest in the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Honor Flight, Inc., 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505-4703 or Wounded Warriors Foundation, 489 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please view the William J. Myers Family Video Tribute and share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.