Mitchell P. Myers, 81

Maintenance electrician

October 12, 2007

Mitchell Phillip Myers, a retired maintenance electrician and former Cumberland resident, died Sunday of a heart attack at a hospital in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 81.

Mr. Myers was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden. He was a vocational school graduate and enlisted in the Navy during World War II.

"He was an electrician aboard a ship that was sunk during the Battle of Okinawa. He earned a Purple Heart but never talked about the war very much," said his wife of 60 years, the former Margilee Fletcher.

Mr. Myers remained in the reserves and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, during which he served as an electrician aboard a submarine stationed off Cuba.

After the war, he resumed his career as an electrician and worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. and National Gypsum Corp. He retired in 1975 from Crown Cork & Seal Co.

Mr. Myers, who had lived in Essex, Hampden and then Manchester for 17 years, moved to Duncan, S.C., from Cumberland in 2004.

He enjoyed fishing and was an Orioles and Colts fan.

There are no services.

Also surviving are two sons, Phillip M. Myers of Pacolet Mills, S.C., and Robert D. Myers of Duncan; a daughter, Nadine Rochelle Slater of Lonaconing; and four grandchildren.

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