MEIER, Vincent 1918-2000
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Date: 8/19/2010 at 20:38:34
Vincent Irwin Meier, 81, died on August 16, 2000, at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA. Vince was born November 15, 1918 in Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of George and Mary Neessen Meier. He was educated in the Grundy Center School system and was a 1941 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
After graduation, he served in the Navy aboard the battleship USS New York in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He was discharged in 1948 with the rank of lieutenant commander.
He moved to Port Washington, New York in 1950 with his son Vincent and his wife Marie Meier and was self-employed as a design engineer. He became active in youth sports activities, including Little League Baseball, Midget Football and Boys Basketball. In 1963, he helped to found Port Washington Youth Activities, which brought together several existing youth sports programs under one administrative umbrella, and in subsequent years added additional activities and programs for children. Vince served as the executive director of PYA from its inception until his retirement in 1985. During that time, he also served on the school board, was involved in the founding of Port Alert, served on the board of the Port Washington Youth Council and was a founding member of the North Shore Athletic Club.
Vince moved to Lenox, MA, after retiring in 1985 and lived there for the remainder of his life. He leaves two sons, Vincent T. Meier of Tucson, AZ, and Michael W. Meier of Santa Ana, CA; a daughter, Mary Meier Bauer of Eugene, OR; and three grandchildren, Amy Meier, Mike Bauer and Caroline Bauer. Services were held on August 19, 2000 at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee, MA.
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