Robert Lawrence "Bob" Meyer, age 79, passed away on December 14, 2020 at Wellmore of Tega Cay. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Dorothy Meyer.
Born in Brooklyn, and raised in Queens, NY, Bob attended Hofstra University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University. Already in the Navy Reserves, upon graduation from college he attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Navy. Bob served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph, CVS 15, out of Norfolk, VA, and at the Navy Finance Center in Washington, DC. After active duty Bob remained in the USNR and retired after 20+ years of service. Upon leaving active duty Bob worked for the Federal Government in Washington, DC, including the GAO and Department of Defense, retiring as Director of Privatized Housing. Bob then formed his own consulting firm, Meyco Consulting, LLC. Bob was also a licensed Virginia contractor and builder.
Survived by: his wife of 57 years, Jo Anne Meyer of Fort Mill, SC; sons, Wayne Robert Meyer and wife, Michelle, of Tega Cay, SC, and Douglas James Meyer and wife, Dorothy, of Fredericksburg, VA; daughter Valerie Anne Carroll, and husband, Kevin, of Corona, CA. Grandchildren, Matthew Meyer and wife Brittany, of Fredericksburg, VA, Sara Meyer and fiancé Matthew Busby of Fredericksburg, VA, Lauren and Christian Meyer of Tega Cay, SC, and Shea Anne and Kian Carroll of Corona, CA; Great-granddaughter, Zelda Meyer, of Fredericksburg, VA; Sister, Janet Hofsted of Woodstock, NY; Sister-in-law, Eileen Bertuglia and husband Charles of Kissimmee, FL, nephews, cousins and friends.
We will remember Bob as a man who was always willing to listen and discuss almost anything with nearly anyone. He would take the time to lend a hand or support his friends and family. He looked for the good in people. He loved the water and would prefer to spend time at the beach, on a lake or as captain of his own boat of which he owned a few. He was a gracious provider and took care of his family while always seeking an adventure or venture to broaden his perspective. The experiences he shared with people either first hand or as a story were both entertaining and memorable. He will be greatly missed.
Burial will be at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, VA, followed by a celebration of life on a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, the American Cancer Society, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.
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