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George M. Myers

1913 - 2005

George M. Myers of Malvern, Sunday, January 5, 2005.
He was the husband of the late Mary T. Yeakel Myers. Born on May 22, 1913, in Belmont Hills, he was the son of the late George M. Myers and Florence Scavelli Myers. He was a graduate of Temple University, a 3rd degree Knight member through St. Patrick's Church in Malvern and a Eucharist Minister.

Mr. Myers taught health and physical education at Bryn Mawr Elementary and Penn Valley Elementary School in the Lower Merion School District. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Officials Hall of Fame in 1977. He was also inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.

Mr. Myers was a PIAA high school football referee for 50 years. He was also an NCAA basketball referee for 50 years. He was co-author of the PIAA high school basketball and football official rule books, which are still in use today. He played professional baseball and was a shortstop in the Philadelphia A's minor league system.

Mr. Myers is survived by three daughters, Marlynn J. Myers of Malvern, Donna J. Myers of Malvern, and Rosemary M. Silva of Westtown; two grandsons, Richard P. Silva Jr., and Kevin M. Silva, both of New York, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Jennifer S. Donohue of Westtown; a great granddaughter, Holland Rose Silva; three brothers, Frank, Robert, and Edward Myers; three sisters, Florence Turco, Betty Jean Gerkins, Beatrice Flack; and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, at St. Patrick Church, 104 Channing Ave., Malvern. Friends and family are invited to call from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Monday at the Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, Westtown.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to St. Patrick's Church, 104 Channing Ave., Malvern, PA 19355; or Vitas Hospice Care, 1900 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.

Published in the Daily Local News, Chester County, Pennsylvania, January 9, 2005.

Georges wife Mary was the daughter of Joseph and Rose Tinneny Yeakel of Belmont Hills, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and the granddaughter of Patrick “Yankee Pat” Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his wife Margaret Malloy.

Photo courtesy of Rosemary Myers Silva.


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