Sunday, June 29, 2014
Bill Meyer, Community Leader, 85
William F. Meyer III, better known to his friends as Bill, died tonight after a two-year battle with cancer, according to a family friend. He was 85. Meyer, shown receiving the key to the town at a March 2013 tribute to him, was an indefatigable volunteer. A member of the Representative Town Meeting, he founded the Westport Little League softball program, served as a member of the Little League board of directors, was an umpire and had a softball field named in his honor. His held leadership positions with the Y’s Men, Sunrise Rotary, Westport Center for Senior Activities, First Night, Westport Community Theater, AARP, Saugatuck Congregational Church, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and was a board member of Bridgeport’s Isaiah House. Services were to be announced.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
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What a great guy he was. So much energy and love for everything he did. My whole household is sad. Not only was he my friend and colleague on the RTM, he took a shine to my daughter and her softball career. Every year he made sure he came to at least one or more of her games to watch her and cheer her on. One of his last softball related things he did, beyond starting Westport Little League Softball, was to come out and throw the first pitch at the new Varsity field on Wakeman field.
I remember when Bill was an umpire, he never liked to call a girl out on strikes. He would say, “oh sorry dear, that was strike three.” Always the gentleman.
He will be missed by almost everyone on know from this town. RIP BILL!!!!