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October 8, 2014
Lynn F. Myers, age 86, well- known contractor of Forksville, PA passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side.
Lynn was born in Mount Holly Springs, PA, a son of the late Robert Leroy & Verna Hope Beck Myers. He attended Boiling Springs High School and was number 39 for the Carlisle High School football team. He worked for his father where he became a stone mason and bricklayer by trade. He joined the US Army in 1946 and was stationed in Alaska. After returning home to Carlisle, he formed a successful construction company and built houses, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and warehouses throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.
In 1961, he married the former Nesta M. Miller of Forksville. Lynn always had a fascination for real estate. He took on his first renovation with an 1800's farmhouse that he and Nesta purchased in Carlisle in 1965. They spent many years, nights and weekends renovating their dream home. In 1967, Lynn, Nesta and their children moved into their renovated 1800's farmhouse, which was featured in the Carlisle Sentinel newspaper.
Lynn's next project was his current home in Forksville. While still living and working in Carlisle, Lynn spent every weekend traveling to Forksville to work on his then vacation home. In 1976, he and his family made the move to Sullivan County where he had been working on that same home right up until his illness.
Lynn was a businessman, risk taker and entrepreneur. He always found a niche in the real estate market and started building log homes in Sullivan and Bradford counties in the 1980s. He then became a successful real estate developer and renovated dozens of homes in Sullivan County into apartment living. While always a stone mason at heart, Lynn and his son Mike completed the stone work at World's End State Park during the park's recent renovations.
In his younger years, when he wasn't working, Lynn loved horses, hunting, snowmobiling and get together with his friends. Later in life he spent many winters traveling to Florida with his friends and family. He loved history, traveling, looking at old buildings and watching Westerns. His greatest loves were his grandchildren and taking many pictures of his family. He was a dedicated, hardworking man. He loved to work day and night. He was always dreaming of his next project up until the day he died.
He was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church, the PBOE Elks Lodge #578, and the Moose Lodge #761 both in Carlisle PA; the Canton Lodge #415, F. & A.M., the Williamsport Consistory, the Bellaire Acres Rod and Gun Club and the Eagles Mere Country Club.
His wife Nesta, to whom he was married for 52 years.
Lynn F. (Dian) Myers Carlisle, PA
Michael S. Myers Dushore, PA
D. Lynndel (Greg) Mell Carlisle, PA
Kimberly (Bern) McCarty Downingtown, PA
Seven grandchildren: Brian, Kristine, Anthony, Zachary, Spencer, Chloe and Madison and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Myers in 1991.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Lynn's life will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Forksville United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM with his pastor Linda Renninger, officiating. Another service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Elks Lodge, 120 W. Ridge Street, in Carlisle PA Interment will be in the Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St. Dushore, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Forksville United Methodist Church, PO Box 24, Forksville, PA 18616 or the Forksville Fire Company, PO Box 64, Forksville, PA 18616
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