Peter C. Myers, 76,engineer, volunteer
Peter C. Myers, 76, of Ridgefield passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, under hospice care. He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine, of 27 years and four children of a former marriage: Cara Kinser of Glendale, AZ., Donna Kronwetter of Burlingame, CA., Lorraine Mulcahy of Secaucus, NJ, and Steven Myers of Oakland, CA. He is also survived by two grandsons; Erik Baude of Chatham, NJ and Rhys Myers of Oakland, CA.
Peter was born on May 27th, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts and with his late adopted parents, Regina & Guy Myers, grew up in Flushing, N.Y. In 1960 graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1958, while attending Manhattan College, he was admitted to the National Honorary Civil Engineering Fraternity and upon graduation in 1960 he was awarded honorary membership into the Tau Beta Pi Society. In 1960, he earned his Professional Engineering (PE) License.
His 35 year career with the NY Telephone began in 1960 as a Civil Engineer, with the Building Engineers., at 811 10th Avenue, the construction site for the 1st central office windowless building in NY. From 1967 to 1970, he was on loan to ATT to serve as an instructor in Data Transmission Principles and computers for the Training Data Communications Program, Cooperstown, NY. The 1980’s he played a major role in AT&T’s divestiture proceedings giving written and oral testimonials. Peter’s several positions for N.Y. Telephone included Supervisor, District, and Division’s Director. He was a General Planning Engineer, General Mechanization Engineer, District Building Engineer, Division Plant Extension Engineer, and in the 1990’s with NYNEX, Director of Service Order Provisioning Systems, NY & New England.
Peter was an exemplary person in volunteering his services. In New Jersey, he was a Crew Chief and Lieutenant of Chatham’s EMT unit. When he moved to Ridgefield he drove for Meals-On-Wheels and FISH. Evenings, he supervised at the Dorothy Day House in Danbury and served as usher at Sunday Mass in St. Mary Church. He was former President of AARP and the Ridgefield Men’s Club. He diligently recorded computer data for the RMC, due to his love for the membership and men’s camaraderie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:15 am at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church; 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield.
Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ridgefield.
There will be no calling hours.
He will be missed by all his family and friends and donations can be made in his name to Regional Hospice & Home Care, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury, CT, 06810.
Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.