Allan F. Meyers
Allan Meyers passed away on May 11th after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. He died in his home under hospice care with his daughter Dianne at his side. He was 82.
Allan was born on November 29, 1931 to Frank and Macrina Meyersin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He married Alice Heissel in 1954 while stationed at Malmstrom Air Force base in Great Falls, Montana. He received the National Defense Service Medal as well as many other accolades during his military service from 1954 to 1957.
His career in the Air Force led him to a career in electronics engineering which evolved into a lengthy and successful career with NASA. Allan was one of the engineers that solved radio beacon problems that NASA was having which was necessary in locating the Mercury & Gemini capsules on splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. He later developed packaging systems for the Saturn V (five) rocket, which took Apollo to the moon. Many of Allan’s achievements will be on display at the reception following the service today.
Allan is survived by his daughter Dawn Bufford of Friendswood, TX, granddaughters Christina Parker and Megan Bufford and great grandchildren Ethan and Noah Parker. His other daughter Dianne Reding and husband David Reding of Canyon lake, TX and their daughter Allison and son Brian and preceded in death by their son Andrew. He is also survived by his son Rick Meyers and wife Diane Meyers of Pasadena, TX, along with their children Jim and Elizabeth.
The memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Friendswood United Methodist, 110 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546.
Inurnment of the cremated remains will take place at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.