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Robert S. Meyers, 75, a retired lead engineer with Blaw-Knox Co., died Tuesday (Oct. 21, 1997) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Kenmore High School in 1940 and was a resident of the Town of Tonawanda most of his life.

Meyers served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1950 from the University of Michigan.

He retired from Blaw-Knox in 1987.

He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Lambda and George F. Lamm Post, American Legion, Williamsville.

Always interested in aeronautics, he designed, built and flew remote-control model airplanes as a hobby.

He played trombone in several area musical groups and was a member of the Swift Water Power Squadron.

Survivors include his wife, the former Martha Kuczmanski; a daughter, Samantha Flanders; a sister, Adele Heinz; and a grandson, all of Kenmore.

Burial will be private.

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