The Reverend Donald Gibson Meyer, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the Newark Manor Nursing Home, where he had resided for the past several years.
He was born in Cambridge on July 19, 1931, a son of the late August Meyer and Bessie Windsor Meyer.
From 1959 to 1965 Don attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois to achieve his dream of becoming an ordained Lutheran minister and became a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. He completed his vicarage year at a church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He then served congregations in North Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware. For several years Rev. Meyer served as chaplain at the former PRMC Hospital in Salisbury.
He is survived by children, Julie Thode and husband, Steve of Bethlehem, Pa., Deborah Meyer of Allentown, Pa. and Donald Timothy Meyer and his wife, Jenny of Morrisville, Pa.; grandchildren, Kirstin Hernandez (Brian) and their children April and Evan, Megan Steich (Travis) and their daughter Lucy, William Thode, Heather Charnegie (Jeremy) and their children Nora and Charlotte, Jessica Nonez (Harry) and Emily Meyer; brother, Norman Meyer, Sr.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of almost 70 years, Norma Merrick Meyer, who passed in 2020; brothers, Perry, August, William, and Phillip Meyer; an infant brother, David; and sisters, Clara, Esther, Dorothy, Amelia, Sarah Ann, Bessie and Mary.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, May 20 from noon to 1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford, followed by a funeral service which begins at 1 p.m. The Reverend Kevin Wackett will officiate. Interment will follow at East New Market Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Reverend Meyer to Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973.
Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.