ROBERT L. MEYER
Robert Leo Meyer was born on June 11, 1924 in Quincy, Illinois to Julius Henry and Ethel Iona Junk Meyer.
Robert proudly served his country in the Army during World War II. He served in the southern Philippines and New Guinea. Robert earned the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic achievement as he carried a wounded fellow serviceman back to base in the midst of battle. In addition, he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal ribbon with a service star, and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal ribbon with an Arrowhead device and two service stars.
Throughout his life, Robert lived in Wisconsin, Texas, Missouri, and for most of his life in Florida. He loved to spend time with his family boating, traveling, and going on little adventures. After retiring from his career as a shoe salesman, he enjoyed many hobbies among which the stock market was one of his favorites. He also loved to garden and was especially fond of his tomato plants. He stayed active enjoying shuffleboard and went on to be the Shuffleboard Champion of his condo association. Robert loved listening to old records and collected antique radios. In the last days of his life, he enjoyed listening to his records on a recently refurbished antique record player.
Robert passed away at age 90 on June 3, 2015 at 4:45 a.m. in Creve Coeur, Missouri surrounded by the love of his family.
Robert is survived by his children, Vickie (Mario) Gaia and Robert A. (Lori) Meyer; six grandchildren, Steven (Amy) Tarquine, Maria (Michael) Burr, Dakota Meyer, Charles Gaia, Anthony Gaia, and Gina Gaia; and five great-grandchildren, Joseph Tarquine, Lucas Tarquine, Julia Burr, Matthew Burr, and William Burr.
Graveside services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 in Greenmount Cemetery with Pastor Larry Wentzel officiating. Military Honors will be presented by the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail.
There is no visitation but friends are invited to attend the graveside service. The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association.