Hazel J. Meyer
August 31, 1927 – June 29, 2016
Hazel J. Meyer, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
Born in Wilmington, DE on August 31, 1927, Mrs. Meyer was the daughter of the late Joseph and Isabella (Fraser) Booth. She was a graduate of Henry C. Conrad High School. A standout athlete, Mrs. Meyer was the only female left-handed first baseman on the Richardson Park boy’s baseball team in the 1940’s. She worked at the Training Center in New Castle for 26 years prior to her retirement in 2012 and was known to the gym’s patrons as “The Training Center Mom.”
A true matriarch, Mrs. Meyer was devoted to her family. Her children were involved in year-round sports and she faithfully attended each and every event – never missing an opportunity to cheer them on. In her leisure time, Mrs. Meyer enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. Her legacy of love will live on and she will be very dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald A. Meyer; and a sister, Gertrude King. Mrs. Meyer is survived by her children, Donna L. Klair (Jan) of Newark, DE, Donald A. Meyer, Jr. (Beth) of Bear, DE and Frank B. Meyer (Dana) of Longview, TX; sister, Jane DiSabatino of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Alexis, Jon, Alex, Sam and Casey; and great grandchildren, Madison and Cora.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, July 5, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the Silverbrook Cemetery, Lancaster Ave. and DuPont Rd., Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.