Steven Myers, who died on February 13, 2021, was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on April 25, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of the town.
Steven was the son of George and Mary Myers and grew up on the Myers farm in the Greenfield Meadows. He attended the Bement School, the Winchendon School and Franklin Pierce College where he was elected to “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities”, a feat that he never let his brother and sister forget.
After a brief stint as a department manager in a large retail store, he returned to the farm where he worked side by side with his father until his father’s death and the subsequent sale of the farm to the Four Rivers Charter School. That work kept him in the hayfield, on the tractor and in the pasture in constant contact with his bovine friends. Indeed, his most devoted companion was his Hereford cow who he affectionately named Humphrey and who would come running to him at warp speed whenever he called. Humphrey saw in Steven, what all who knew him also saw and appreciated - that he was a loving and giving person who had a heart of gold. Along with his love of animals, Steven had a very sharp wit and a great sense of humor, as those of us who got too spar with him regularly experienced.
Steven leaves behind a brother and sister-in-law, Howard Myers and Catherine Stern of Hartland, Vermont, a sister, Sharon Myers of Brattleboro, Vermont, three nieces, Susanna Myers of Florence, Italy, Molly Myers of Hanover, New Hampshire, Anna Myers of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a nephew, Ian Myers of New York City and 4 grand nieces and nephews.
A private family interment service in memory of Steven, will be observed in the Greenfield Hebrew Cemetery, officiated by Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener of Temple Israel, Greenfield, MA. A memorial gathering to honor Steven’s life will be held later this year. In the meantime, anyone who wishes to honor Steven may do so with a contribution to an animal or human rights organization of one’s choice.
The McCarthy Funeral Homes of Greenfield and Turners Falls, MA, were entrusted with Steven’s care and arrangements. Guest book available at www.mccarthyfuneralhomes.com
Posted: to Most Recent Families Served on Mon, Feb 15, 2021
Updated: Mon, Feb 15, 2021