James Douglas Meyer - January 09, 2017

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HANNACROIX – James Douglas Meyer, 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 09, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital following a brief illness.  Born at home on January 21, 1935, Jim was the son of the late Charles Meyer, Sr., and Frances (Leavenworth) Meyer.

    A quiet and good natured man, Jim worked for Marriott at the New Baltimore Travel Plaza on the NYS Thruway for over 15 years.  He left that position to join the Town of New Baltimore Highway Department in 1980 and worked there until his retirement in 1997.  On many afternoons, you would find him at his favorite spot on the Hudson watching the ships pass by and enjoying the peacefulness of the river.

     Jim is predeceased in death by his brothers Charles, Jr. and Edward, sister-in-law Geraldine Meyer and brother-in-law Raymond Kuzia.  He is survived by his sister, Frances Kuzia of Scotia;  and brothers Louis, Robert (Dawn) and Thomas (Linda);  sisters-in-law Marian and Marie Meyer; and 55 nieces and nephews.

     Calling hours will be on Wednesday, January 11th from 4 to 7 pm  at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena with the funeral to follow at 7 pm.  Interment will take place at the Stanton Hill Cemetery with a private family observance.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Jim to the Stanton Hill Cemetery Assoc., C/O Ted Hilscher, 802 Roberts Hill Road, Hannacroix, NY 12087.