Grand Island resident Charles H. Meyer Jr. entered into rest May 3, 2014.
He was the husband of the late Agnes "Sutty" Meyer; father of Charles (Mary) Meyer III, Douglas (Margaret) Meyer, Dean (Mary) Meyer and Kathryn (Kris) Erickson; grandfather of Amanda, Chris, Kyle, Eva, Ella, Julia and Sonja; son of the late Clara and Charles Meyer Sr.; and brother of the late Sally Ann Errington and Marie Meyer.
A celebration of Chuck's life will be held Friday, May 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Niagara Sailing Club, 3619 East River Road. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, followed by a flag ceremony at the Niagara Sailing Club by the Officers of the Blue Gavel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Niagara Sailing Club Junior Sailing Program or the Buffalo Maritime Center.
Chuck was born July 7, 1935, in Buffalo. He was a graduate of St. Francis High School, Derby, and a graduate of Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in range management. He served in U.S. Army, stationed in Greenland and was a 1st lieutenant. He was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in New Mexico and the U.S. government, Housing and Urban Development, Buffalo. He retired from HUD, and then was chief commercial loan officer at KeyCorp Mortgage in Buffalo.
He was past president of the Grand Island Lions Club, past president of Grand Island Junior Football, and three time past commodore of the Niagara Sailing Club. He was a founding member of Sea Fever, a nonprofit instructional sailing and boat building program in Buffalo. He was a volunteer instructor at Buffalo State College boat building classes. He was past president and board member of the Buffalo Maritime Center and a volunteer boat building instructor for many under-privileged youth organizations. He was past treasurer of the Traditional Small Craft Association. Chuck was a volunteer at the Grand Island Town Board of Assessments. He was director and head instructor of the Niagara Sailing Club Junior Sailing instructional program and a member of the International Order of the Blue Gavel.
Arrangements by Kaiser Funeral Home.