Cornelius Frank Meyer

March 6, 1923 - March 29, 2012
Cornelius Frank Meyer


Cornelius Frank “Bob” Meyer, 89, of Castle Hayne passed away on Thursday March 29, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends.

Born in 1923, his parents were the late Johannes Frank Meyer and Agatha DeVries Meyer.

Bob is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Loretta Danko Meyer; daughter, Barbara Thigpen (Eldon ) of Castle Hayne, NC and son, Frank Meyer (Elizabeth ) of Wilmington, sister, Helen Meyer Saunders of Burgaw; grandchildren, George Burris (Patricia), Sarah Burris, Alexandra Myers (Scott) and Christopher Meyer; great-grandchildren, Valerie Burris, Robert Clayton Burris and Sara Jane Burris.

A service of Celebration will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The family extends a special note of thanks to Dr. Charles Almond and his nursing staff, the sixth floor nursing staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wlmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • April 11, 2012
    Lawrence & Darleen Moissinac says:
    Thoughts,prayers and Love....

  • March 30, 2012
    Alex says:
    Grandpa and I used to have so much fun when I was younger. I remember when he and I roasted hot dogs on a fire and mine fell in. He had to convince me it was still safe to eat. He was a wonderful grandfather and he will be greatly missed and I love him very much!

  • April 12, 2012
    Woody Bradshaw says:
    First, to the entire Meyer family, I am so sorry for your loss and that I just learned about it. His passing is not only a loss for your family but the entire Castle Hayne family. As you know Bobby was like a favorite Uncle to me. There are so many memories I could not begin to list them. He taught me so very much! I forget a lot of things but I will never forget him. Love to you all!

  • April 12, 2012
    Chuck Riesz says:
    Returning from a trip, I was greatly saddened to learn of Bobby’s passing. He was one of the most informative, and certainly one of the most eloquent and amusing, of the scores of people I’ve interviewed for a book about the area’s Dutch families. I feel lucky to have known him and to have heard his stories. My sincere sympathy to Loretta and the rest of his family.

  • March 31, 2012
    judy ward says:
    I will never forget the talks we had about his life and the days when he and Dad were in WWII together. He made me feel as though I was so much a part of the family. He will always be a part of my heart, To The Meyer Family. Please know that I will always honor his service to his country and his community. Judy Ward