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James F. B. Myers, 76


April 10, 2008


James F. B. Myers, 76, of 14 Weavers Lane Catawissa PA and also Tucson Arizona died Sunday April 6 2008 in St. Joseph’s Hospital Tucson Arizona.  He was born in a farmhouse on April 15 1931 in Riverside PA the son of the late James B. and Lorraine Black Myers.  

Bud’s life was quite an adventure. He grew up in Danville and after graduating from Danville High School he joined the Air Force. After a year in the Air Force he traveled day and night by bus from Texas to marry his high school sweetheart, Shirley Baylor on Aug 16, 1950. The next day they were back on a bus, and spent 3 days going back to Texas. Not exactly a great way to spend a honeymoon. But with 58 years together, guess they had a thing or two figured out about marriage. In the Air Force Bud rose to senior master sergeant in only 11 years, which is unheard of in today’s world. He worked on everything from the B52 bombers to the A10 warthog, gatlin guns to nuclear weapons. His travels took him all over the world including England, Morocco, Germany, and France. In the states, he lived in Ga, NC, La, ND, and Ohio. Not bad for a farm boy from Danville. Bud was deeply committed to this country. His sacrifice was evident when he left his family to go TDY to Guam for 6 months during the Vietnam era. He came back for 7 days and was off to Thailand for another 13 months. After 30 years of commitment and sacrifice Bud retired as a chief master sergeant and began living in Tucson, Arizona. Although he lived all over the world his heart remained in Danville. 

His family used to say, “Pennsylvania is in his blood”, so in 1991, with the death of his father he moved back to Danville and began restoring the 50-year-old home on Diehl St where he grew up.  Bud was a master “fixer-upper” and his handiwork was evident to anyone who came to visit. Bud was in his glory when his hair was full of sawdust. And he was always willing to lend a hand to friends and family. He lived in the restored home, for 6 months each year, for the next 12 years. When the stairs became too much he sold the old homestead and bought another home in Catawissa. He just couldn’t get away from this area. 

He leaves behind a loving wife Shirley, a son, James R. and two beautiful granddaughters, Krysta and Angeli, and his daughter in-law Cheryl R (“his favorite daughter”).    

Bud was preceded in death by his brother and sister, Daniel H A and D’esta M. His brother, Tomas DA is a longtime resident of Bloomsburg, Pa.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held on Monday, April 14th at 11 am at the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 10 W Mahoning St Danville Pa, with Pastor John W. Peters Danville Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received from 10 am until the time of service.  Memorial contributions may be given in Bud’s name to The American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 Call: 212/315-8700.  Bud touched and enriched many lives. Somewhere in the heavens there is a special star with his name.


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