Darwyn H. Meyers
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Visitation:  THURSDAY, October 14, 2021:  4-8 PM at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.

Service:  FRIDAY, October 15, 2021:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 PM at Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel, Cheektowaga.

MEYERS - Darwyn H.
October 9, 2021 of
Williamsville, NY, age
83. Forever devoted
son of Henry and
Eleanor (nee
Bingemann) Meyers;
Beloved companion of
Esther Kehoe and her daughter
Kathleen (Patrick) Mateas of Montana;
grand-daughter Sarah (Jeff) Northrop
and three great-grand-daughters
Emma Rose, Blake and Hailey of
California; also survived by cousins
Gregory (Linda) Trietley and Reynold
(Nina) Trietley. Darwyn will be sorely
especially missed by Joe Glowacki,
treasured as an honorary son and by
his loyal pal John Malachowski. Family
and friends may call Thursday from 4-8
pm at the DIETRICH FUNERAL
HOMES, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated on Friday at 12 PM at
Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel,
4125 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, please
assemble at Church. Social distancing
and face mask protocol will be observed
for both the Visitation and Mass.
Darwyn was a proud Army veteran and
a patriot. He served during the 60’s for
the Berlin Wall Crisis and Check Point
Charlie era as an MP under JFK and
was stationed in Germany, Italy, France
and Greece. Following discharge he
served in the Army Reserves. He was a
proud member of the # 416 VFW Post
in Williamsville. He worked for the
railroad starting with NYC baggage as a
teenager working nights while attending
Seneca Vocational HS, graduating in
1957, followed by Erie County
Technical Institute. Employment
continued with his beloved Erie
Lackawanna Railroad as a fire boy,
engineer with Pennsylvania Central,
Conrail and ending with CSX as #1
ranking engineer on the roster until
retirement in the mid 2000’s. He was
an ardent traveler by water, embarking
on over 35 cruises. He especially
enjoyed the maiden voyage of the QM2
to the Virgin Islands and the 2012
Titanic memorial cruise. And of course
he enjoyed traveling by Amtrak,
including a memorable trip to California
for the anniversary of the driving of the
Golden Spike. He never wanted to fly
again after his C130 lost three engines
of four over the Mediterranean during
his military tour. He lived life with a
passion for collecting Lionel toy trains,
which he started with his Dad, who
worked for the Railway Express
Company in the 40’s and with Spoonley
“the train man” in the 50’s. He was a
member of numerous train societies
and attended many toy train shows and
related events throughout the country.
He authored several articles featured in
model train publications. He had an
interest in classic automobiles, owning
several. A friend of the Buffalo
Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum,
he sought only quality items and often
said “If you can buy it, I don’t want it”.
Special thanks to Veterans Hospital for
the fine, compassionate care given to
Darwyn in the ICU and on Unit 8D. Also, we
commend the VNA Staff for their concerned
care. Share your online condolences
at www. TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

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