September 4, 1928
December 25, 2012
Twin Lakes Bridgeport, California
Sammy Maiorca, Vince Ingram, Steve Maiorca
Rob Ingram, Kasey Maiorea
Hebrews 11: 1
“Old Rugged Cross”
Christmas morning 2012 saw the passing of our beloved
father, grandfather and great-grandfather,
Bobby “Bob” George Meyers. He was bom in McAlester,
Oklahoma on September 4, 1928. At age 14,
he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California,
where he would meet his wife, the dearly departed
Alice V. Meyers. He served in World War II on the
aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La, in the Central Pacific to
participate in Operation “Crossroads” the atomic bomb
tests conducted at Bikini Atoll. After the war,
he worked 3 jobs,Metlox Ceramics as a potter,
Arden Farms as a milkman and Pep Boys. After moving to Santa
Barbara in 1962 he entered the sheet metal industry.,
he served as the president of his local union #273 for many years.
He loved fishing, the outdoors and regularly took time to enjoy them.
It was the tittle things in life: a cup of coffee and people watching at the coffee shop,
tinkering around in the garage or planting EIephant garlic in
the front yard. Bob was a person who disarmed you with his charm
and endeared you to him with his positive character.
He was a guide to his grandsons teaching respect, honor, and responsibility.
He was a man, in the best sense of that word. He was strong, stern,
unwavering, and he did the right thing when it needed to be done.
Our greatest memories of him will always be the welcoming to him with the words
“What one thing doyou know for sure?” and our response,
“Grandpa loves me”. His life beliefs were constant,
love of family and of God, defined him.
He was a devoted family man and is survived by
2 daughters, 4 grandsons and 8 great-grandchildren.
We loved him dearly and will greatly miss him.
We are thankful that his pain has ended and thit the
Lord has called him home at last.
Authored by his Grandsons