Albert Henry Meyer

August 17, 1939 - December 24, 2021
Albert Henry Meyer

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Passing away suddenly, at age 82, Al was a wonderful, caring husband and father.

Born in 1939 in Mineola, NY, Al grew up in Rockville Ctr and Stony Brook, NY. He attended Stony Brook Boys School and stayed one year at Hobart before enlisting in the Navy for 4 years. He served on several Destroyers, known as the “greyhounds” of the fleet. Al’s chosen field was Navigation, having attained the grade of Quartermaster 2 prior to his Honorable discharge from the military. He also served on the USS William V. Pratt.

In 1963, Al went to work with RH Macy, where he started first as a salesman. He moved up into the Upper-Management training program and held positions in both the flagship store in Manhattan and in branch stores. Al left the company after 9 years to form his own marine supply company, The Suffolk Boat Locker in Centereach, NY.

Realizing that self-employment was not for him, Al returned to department store management, starting with A&S in 1981, where he remained until their parent company bought Macy’s. He was also Store Manager of the Furniture Clearance Center when he took to early retirement in 1997.

Al was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), was active in the United States Power Squadrons for 31 years, belonged to the Three Village Historical Society, and acted as Treasurer of the Franklin Melville Memorial Foundation, a 25-acre private park and sanctuary.

A member of the Carolina Episcopal Church in Setauket, NY, Al served as Lay Eucharistic Minister, Brotherhood of St. Andrew Director, Church Warden, and received the Bishop’s Medal for Distinguished Service in the Diocese of Long Island. After relocating to Leland, NC in 2011, Al served as Verger at St. John’s Episcopal Church and was also a volunteer at the Bellamy Mansion.

Al is survived by his wife of 55 years Bonnie Meyer, his two daughters Tracy Meyer and Jessica Booth (Brett), grandchildren Griffin Meyer, Amelia, Jackson, Olivia Booth, and Alex Gailor, his brothers Walter Meyer and John Hershey (Jeri), and his nephews Sean and Kevin. Al is predeceased by both his parents Walter and Sylvia Meyer.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00am at The Church of the Good Shephard, located at 515 Queen Street Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel – 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511

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  • December 29, 2021
    Mark Zenobia says:
    Dear Bonnie, children and grand children... I mourn the passing of one of Long Island's and Cursillo's finest... I always loved speaking with Al at Ultreya meetings. His smile and sense of humor were infectious. He rarely missed a meeting and always contributed in a kindly way. I wish you blessed memories and a heart soothed by God. Al is with Him now and at peace... God's peace to all of you!

  • December 29, 2021
    Scott R Yeakey says:
    Bonnie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Al's passing. The Lord has called several of his servants to his side the last few weeks. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • December 29, 2021
    I will remember Al as quietly observant and good natured - qualities I admire. His good spirit lives on in peace. Bonnie, Tracy, and Griffin, may you feel God's peace with the gentle hugs of angel wings. Sending love and light to you.

  • December 30, 2021
    Gary O Green says:
    Bonnie, My sincere condolence for our loss. Al was a true believer in the Sons of the American Revolution mission. His inputs to ensure the success of all activities of the Lower Cape Fear Chapter, SAR are appreciated. He made everyone else feel they were important while ensuring the SAR mission was carried on. He was a friend to each and every one of our chapter members but I especially felt that he was always there to assist me. I miss him and his affable way to make a good situation even better.

  • December 30, 2021
    Jim Brumit says:
    Bonnie and family, I knew Al as he and I were compatriots in the Sons of the American Revolution, Lower Cape Fear Chapter. Al dedicated a lot of time to make the chapter succeed in his quiet, gentle way. He will be missed. Jim