NEW WATERFORD - Jack W. Meier Sr., 79, of North State Street, died at 5:37 p.m. Monday at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 11, 1935 in Edinburg, Ind., a son of the late Joseph E. and Jean Egan Meier, and had resided in the New Waterford area for the past 27 years, coming from New York.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having retired in 1976 as a MSGT/E7 after serving for 22 years. Following his retirement from the military he had been employed with Plaza Lumber, and later Busy Beaver, as well as serving as clerk for the Village of New Waterford.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Theresa Struble. He also leaves three sons, Michael (Lori) Paskevitch and J.J. (Natasha) Meier, both of New Waterford, and Darren Meier of Iowa; and three daughters, Jacqueline Egan of Florida, Lisa Paskevitch of New Waterford, and Courtney (Curt) Douglas of Massillon. He also leaves seven grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine, with John Hersh of Ozer Ministries officiating.
Burial will follow in New Waterford Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the combined units of the American Legion Post 31 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4579.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.