C. Eugene Myers, P.E., 96, of South Beaver Twp., died Friday, June 29, 2018 in his home.
Born May 31, 1922, in Rochester, he was the son of the late Chester and Dorothy Smith Myers. Eugene began his career in structural steel detailing in 1942 and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad during the war at the Pentagon. He then went on to VANCO Engineering Co. He progressed to general sales manager, becoming a registered Professional Engineer in 1956, registered in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, and Oklahoma. After registration, he was promoted to Chief Engineer. His design experience spans the fields of civil, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic engineering, and such projects as a six-story office building for Columbia Gas, structural integrated framing for circular and spiral ornamental stairs, built worldwide, of which two are in Disney parks, and two for a Nalco warehouse. He has appeared as an expert witness in both jury trials and hearing panels and has taught the effects of fire on structural steel at the International Estimators Academy for insurance adjustors, as well as teaching refresher courses to prospective engineers. He was a partner in Lutz and Myers Inc. and remained active there until the age of 93.
Eugene was very active in the communities of South Beaver and Beaver. He was a former member of the Beaver School Board, the Beaver Library Board, and was active in the Beaver County Republican Party.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Cowan Myers; his daughter, Gwenn Mary Zialkowski; and his grandson, Simon.
He is survived by two daughters, Gene Ann (Terry) Dawson, and Virginia (John) Bartholomay; two grandchildren, Matthew and Juliann; two great-grandchildren, Gwenn and Mickey; two sisters, Beverly Kelly and Olive Weigel; also several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 117 Blackhawk Rd. Chippewa www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com where a service will be held on Friday at 1pm. Rev. Keith Black will officiate.
The family would like to give special thanks to Ruthi Palmer, Jeanette Farkas, and Becky Giles for their special care of Eugene.
If so desired, contributions can be made to the following organizations in Eugene’s name. Chippewa Library 2811 Darlington Rd. Beaver Falls, Pa 15010, Humane Society of Beaver County 3394 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001, Special Olympics of Beaver County 128 Friendship Circle Beaver, PA 15009 or The Salvation Army 414 16th St. Beaver Falls, PA 15010.