Alfred J. Meier, Jr. passed away April 12, 2021. at the age of 91 years.
He was born in Waterbury, Conn., the eldest son of Florence C. Meier and Alfred J. Meier and the grandson of Mary Perry Carney and George Carney, a prominent businessman and civic leader in Waterbury.
Al served for four years in the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict prior to preparing for a career in education at the City College of New York. He retired after spending 29 years in the New Rochelle, NY school system. He was a pioneer in the use of numerical control in the classroom, one of his students having won district, state, and national championships using this equipment. The project remains on permanent display in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
He and his wife, Janice, resided in New City, NY for 30 years. A lifelong, ardent outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting with bows and rifles, and making his own black powder rifles. In retirement, he pursued an interest in carving birds which he did with considerable success.
He was predeceased by his wife, Janice, of 55 years. He is survived by a son, Stephen, of Livonia, MI.
Alfred was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, the Space Coast Wood Carvers, and a former member of St. Sebastian's Episcopal Church and St. John's Episcopal Church, New City, NY.
Services, which will be live streamed, will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 50 West Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne, on May 1 at 2pm. Final resting place will be in the Resurrection Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Alfred's name to the American Heart. Click Here to Donate
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