In Memory

John Meyer

John H. Meyer II, age 69, of Xenia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born in Dayton, Kentucky on February 13, 1945. John's father, Clifford J. Meyer passed away when John was 10 years old. He is also preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Margaret Hyatt Meyer Fasse and step-father, C. Howard Fasse.

John is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife, Marilyn (Kelly) Meyer, whom he married August 20, 1966; his daughter and son-in-law: Heather K. and Daniel Beem of Xenia and son: John H. Meyer III of Orlando, FL; brothers: Larry and Chuck Fasse; and grandchildren: Kristin and Nathan Beem and James Meyer; as well as numerous other relatives and many friends.

John received his BA from the University of Cincinnati; his Masters Degree from Ohio University and continued his post graduate studies at Ohio State University. John served in various capacities in the area of Student Affairs at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Ohio State University, and as Dean of Students at the University of Tampa. After a period of time, he left higher education and established himself as a an insurance and financial planner. John was a lifetime Rotarian with perfect attendance where he served in various capacities as well as president. John served as a deacon and elder at Christ Community Church in Tampa, FL and New Community Church in St. Louis, MO. While residing in Tampa, FL, John served as a personal representative for President Bill Bright with Campus Crusade for Christ. He appreciated music leading congregational singing and singing bass in men's gospel quartets. John enjoyed

sports both as a spectator and an active participant. John attended the University of Cincinnati on a baseball scholarship and was drafted his senior year by the Cleveland Indians organization as a catcher and played professional ball. Later, he played in the Roy Hobbs Over 40 Baseball organization in Tampa and Orlando having the opportunity to play and win on a World Series team. John was inducted into the Sycamore High School Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, OH in 1998. He was a lifetime baseball coach, coaching all levels from T-ball to college.

Nevertheless, John was first and foremost a devoted husband and father as well as friend. He cherished his family and the friends he made throughout his life and was widely respected for the godly man he was and the exemplary life he lived. He will be missed but not forgotten by those whose lives he touched and influenced.

A service to celebrate his life will be held 2 PM Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Dayton Ave. Baptist Church, 1121 Dayton Ave., Xenia. John's family will receive friends Saturday, May 17th from 1:15 PM until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to the UC Gardner Family Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Fund: UCNI Office of Development, PO Box 670570 Cincinnati, OH 45267.

Celebration of Life

Saturday May 17, 2014, 2 PM at Dayton Ave. Baptist Church