George William Myer passed away from natural causes in his home on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2018.
George was born in Decatur IL on September 14, 1927 to Francis C. and Marguerite Myer. After graduating from Decatur High School, he received a Senatorial appointment to the US Naval Academy, graduating with the Class of 1950. He served briefly aboard the USS Roosevelt before entering flight training where he earned his Wings of Gold as a naval aviator in 1952. His first squadron was VF51 where he flew combat missions in Korea aboard the USS Valley Forge. He was then selected to attend the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA where he earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, followed by a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Boston, MA. George served in several squadrons including VX4, VX5 and VA146. After a tour on ComNav-AirPac staff, he was assigned to VA-146 and deployed for a tour aboard the USS Oriskany. He was then assigned to VX-5 in China Lake where he served as the Project Director. He was the assistant Air Officer aboard the USS Hancock during the Vietnam War. His favorite tour was with the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, where he was the Development Officer. He made many lasting friendships among the 19 engineers, mostly Puerto Rican, who worked for him.
George retired from the Navy in 1973 at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent, Maryland. After retirement, he worked as an engineer for General Dynamics, Missile Division, Pomona CA.
George was a past president of China Lake Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Navy League and of MOAA, the Military Officers Association. He was a 4th Degree Knight and a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council #5272.
He married the former Anne Sabin in Washington D.C. the day after graduation from the Naval Academy. Anne was a Navy Junior. Her father was from the Class of 1921, USNA, and a Rear Admiral when they married.
George was predeceased by his son, George W. Jr., in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and three children, Karen Myer and Richard Myer of Camarillo, Stephen Myer (Cindy) and three grandchildren, Michael, Marissa and Allison all of Denver, Colorado.
A funeral Mass was held at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Camarillo CA on Friday, January 4th followed by graveside services with military honors and burial at Conejo Mountain Mortuary, Camarillo.