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Don Meyer

HMA recently announced the passing of Don Meyer of Orchard Park, New York, on November 28, 2023.

Beloved husband of 66 years to Doris C. Meyer (née Maurer); dearest father of Jeffrey (Debbie) Meyer (and late daughter-in-law Karin Meyer), Jill Meyer and Joelle (Mark) Herskind; dearest grandfather of Benjamin (Rebecca) Meyer, Jacob (Heather) Herskind, Jenna (Tyler) Heath, Seth (Kristina) Meyer, Micah Herskind, Luke Meyer, Caleb Herskind and eight great-grandchildren; dear brother of Cheryl (Dennis) Carew and the late Kenneth (late Carol) Meyer; also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

The son of Kenneth and Lorraine Meyer, Don was born and raised in Chicago with his siblings, Ken and Cheryl.

Growing up, Don enjoyed fast cars, baseball and stylish clothes. Don and Doris met at church and began dating in their teens. They attended Wheaton College together, where Don majored in business and played catcher for the Wheaton baseball team. They graduated, married and moved to Hamburg, NY, in 1957, when Don joined Baillie Lumber, then a three-person company. After purchasing Baillie five years later, Don grew the business into the largest North American hardwood company, while raising three children with Doris, and later enjoying seven grandchildren & eight great-grandchildren.

The family will be present Monday, December 4, 4–8 pm, and Tuesday, December 5, 3–7 pm, at the F.E. Brown Sons Funeral Home (6575 East Quaker Street, Orchard Park 14127). Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service Wednesday, December 6, 11 am, in the Revive Wesleyan Church (4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, New York 14075). Please assemble at church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to Jericho Road Community Health Center (184 Barton Street, Buffalo, New York 14213) or www.jrchc.org/donate-form.

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