Robert M. Myers, 65, of New Road, who took up flying light aircraft as a hobby six months ago, died Saturday (Dec. 27, 1997) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a short illness.
A native of Niagara Falls, Myers moved to Ransomville 40 years ago. He piloted a light aircraft called a Buckeye Powered Parachute and was a member of the Lake Ontario Light Flyers.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1952 to 1956. He was an ironworker for Higgins Erectors & Haulers of Niagara Falls for more than 30 years until he retired on Jan. 1, 1994.
He was a member of Ironworkers Union Local 9 of Niagara Falls and of Community Bible Church of Cambria.
Survivors include his wife, the former Diane Sylvies; two sons, Dale and Roger; two daughters, Jodie Hayes of Sanborn and Cynthia McNally of Washington state; a sister, Thelma McMurry of Pico Rivera, Calif.; a brother, Orville G. of Niagara Falls; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hardison Funeral Homes, 3648 Ransomville Road. Burial will be in North Ridge Cemetery, Cambria.