July 13, 2012

Remembering Elmer Meyer

I finally received a copy of the obituary of our friend Elmer Meyer, husband of Nancy Meyer who I have mentioned several times on this blog. Frank handled the sale of their house in Bryce Resort. We first knew Elmer as a library volunteer. He was a gentle and intelligent man. Here's the notice as sent by Nancy.
Elmer E. Meyer, Jr. passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. He had a 30-year career in higher education administration. He was an Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dean of Students at Cornell University and finally Vice-Chancellor for Student Life at East Carolina University until retiring in 1989. He loved working as an advocate for students as they made their way through their college careers. He contributed to his community wherever he lived. Elmer and his wife Nancy spent the last 20 years between Basye, Virginia and Washington DC. He worked as treasurer of the Basye Community Library midweek and as a dedicated volunteer for the Smithsonian Institution on weekends. Elmer was a life-long Big Band Jazz fan and a supporter of the ECU jazz program. After two years of declining health, Elmer E. Meyer passed away late Sunday evening at the Georgetown Retirement Center in DC. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Ramsay Meyer and his three children Marc Meyer, Megan Hartley, and Rene Meyer-Grimberg, as well as seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Washington DC: https://hospicenet.org/html/donate.html
or to the ECU Foundation/Jazz music program: Check memo “Jazz Studies” (a/c 0197).
Mail to: Nancy Ball - ECU Development Office 2200 South Charles Boulevard Greenville, NC 27858
Online giving: https://onestop.ecu.edu/onlinegiving/ Please select box 1: College of Fine Arts and Communication, box 2: choose Jazz Studies.

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