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Briarcliff Manor's "Sparky" Myers Dies at 93

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – Arthur K. "Sparky" Myers, former president of Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society, died on Oct. 28 with his family at his side. He was 93.

Myers, a former U.S. Air Force lieutenant who completed training as a navigator and bombardier, was also an active member of the Briarcliff Congregational Church for over 50 years. He also took an active role developing the little league program in Briarcliff.

He was born on July 19, 1918 near Westminster, Md. and most his early schooling was in a one-room schoolhouse. Myers graduated high school at age 16 and went on to earn degrees from St. John's College in Annapolis, Md. and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. He worked for Union Carbide for nearly 40 years before retiring in 1978.

In 1947 he married Margaret Louisa Myers, whom he had known growing up as his best friend's kid sister. He was then posted to Union Carbide's international division in Geneva, Switzerland for over six years. He facilitated the worldwide export of plastic products for the company and later served as General Marketing Manager for all of its products exported to Latin America. Both positions enabled him to travel the world.

Myers, remembered by his friends and family for his engaging manner, quick wit and great humor, is survived by his wife, his sons Bill of El Dorado Hills, Calif. and Tom of Ossining, his daughter Carol Newman of West Linn, Ore., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at Waterbury & Kelly Funeral Home in Briarcliff Manor. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Briarcliff Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church at 30 South State Road, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510.

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