Jesse M. Meyer
June 26, 1924 - November 20, 2017
Jesse Meyer passed away after a brief illness at the age of 93 on November 20 at Lifecare Center in West Bridgewater. He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Margaret (Charron) Meyer and their four children, Karl Meyer and his wife, Cindy (Rice) of British Columbia, Louise Woodruff and her husband, Ward of Connecticut, Susan Pye of West Bridgewater and Andrea d’Entremont and her husband, Jim of Franklin. With 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, Jesse and Margaret cherished their time together while watching their family grow.
A proud veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Merchant Marines from 1943 to 1946, Jesse provided his family with recollections of his time at sea during war and peace. He tirelessly supported efforts to acknowledge and honor the U.S. Merchant Marines who served in World War II as veterans, a goal finally achieved in 1988.
A lifelong woodworker and passionate woodturner, Jesse was most at home in his shop with his tools, machinery and lathe. While he enjoyed his time working in the shop, he also shared his knowledge, providing instruction and support for budding woodworkers and woodturners. Jesse was actively turning until 2015 and has left a legacy in his fine craftsmanship.
Jesse served the people of Halifax as a call member of the Halifax Fire Department for 28 years. As longtime Halifax community members, Jesse and Margaret invested in the local community in many ways before moving to Oak Point in Middleborough in June, 2000.
Jesse’s family will celebrate his life in a private memorial at a later date. No public services will be held.