James Edward Meyers
Bremen, Maine — James Edward Meyers, 68, of Bremen, Maine, passed away at his home on Tuesday evening, July 30, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Venice, Fla., on January 26, 1945, he was the son of Robert P. and Bertha (Kwash) Meyers.
Jim moved from Florida to Connecticut at a very early age, and grew up in Southington, Conn., where he would go on to graduate from Southington High School. After graduation, he served honorably with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Upon his discharge, he met a special education teacher in Connecticut, Karen “Kandy” Hall of Damariscotta, Maine. The couple would marry and move back to Kandy’s hometown where she got a job at the Bristol Consolidated School. During this time, Jim went to work repairing appliances throughout the area, eventually opening his own business, Medomak Appliance Service.
Jim enjoyed travelling, and had spent the last several winters in Florida. Besides his family, there was nothing he liked more than motorcycles, guns and fast cars.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 32 years, Karen “Kandy” Meyers.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Meyers and her husband, Ryan Cilbrith, of Canaan, N.H.; his partner of several years, Sue Morang, of Bremen; one brother, Robert P. Meyers, Jr. and his wife Barbara, of Winsted, Conn.; two sisters, Kathleen Meyers and her husband Alan Mordhorst, of Rocky Hill, Conn., and Judith Meyers and her partner Wayne Smith, of Coventry, Conn.; two grandchildren, Alanna and Brayden Cilbrith; as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A time to visit with the family will be held on Sunday, August 4th, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, August 6th, at the St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle, Maine. While you may dress up for the services if you wish, the family asks that you attend in clothing you’d normally wear... a feeling they’re sure Jim shares.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Disabled Vet’s of America, or the Norris Cotton Cancer Center of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.