George Taylor Myers

George Taylor Myers

“Another of the finest generation has left us. George Taylor Myers, 92, of New Salem (Thacher Park), New York left this earthly realm on 12 December 2021,” wrote his family in a tribute.

He had “a well-lived life of considerable adventure,” his family wrote. “As a forester by training and a Mason, Tad lived his life with a passion for learning, environmental conservation, fiscal responsibility, and a love of God.

“He was so much more than the jobs he held! George, best known fondly as Tad, was a community-spirited, hard-working, conservative man of many talents including: woodworking, fixer of all things broken, hobbyist, storyteller, animal lover, and educator.

“He never knew a stranger. Ever helpful, Tad could be counted on to provide support with alacrity no matter who asked.

“Born in Troy, New York in 1929, Tad grew up during the Great Depression on family land above New Salem near the Helderberg mountain escarpment. He attended Voorheesville elementary and high schools and then studied forestry (graduating third in his class at Wanakena Ranger School in upstate New York).

“After graduation, he soon found a position in Belize (British Honduras) as a surveyor and forester for I.T. Williams & Sons of New York City. Two years later, he was transferred to Takoradi, British Gold Coast (Ghana) to assist the company with their mahogany purchases in West Africa.

“After the mahogany trade dwindled, he took a position with Firestone Plantation Company (FPCo) in Liberia, West Africa to oversee one of the 45 large divisions of their rubber plantation. In this role, he started as a forester and a surveyor but over time became a transportation manager and draftsman. He designed schools and several homes for local residents at FPCo’s request.

“After nearly 11 years at FPCo, he returned to his family’s Helderberg mountain land near Thatcher Park, built a home. He retired from General Electric in Niskayuna, New York as the manager of grounds, maintenance, and security of their large complex.”


George Taylor Myers leaves behind his loving and faithful wife of 71 years, Patricia B. Myers; his much loved daughters, Bethany and Janet; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his treasured brother Edward and numerous friends.

His parents, Frederick H. Myers and Ruth Myers Townsend, died before him, as did his older brother and wife, Frederick “Rick” H. Myers Jr. and Sylvia, and his beloved son Frederick T. (Terry) Myers, as well as very special friends George Kohout and Wyman “Cookie” Osterhout.

Memorial messages may be left at



Janet Myers Holly

My hope is to let folks we know in the area.  My cell number is 252-367-8247.

I am in need of suggestions for a newspaper that will print the larger version of his obituary.

Thank you for your help!


On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 4:23 PM Patricia Myers < > wrote:


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