Laurence Myers, 70

Social worker, classical musician

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Laurence P. Myers, PhD, 70, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by friends and family on Feb. 22, 2018. Born on Oct. 13, 1947 in Oak Park to Laurence and Iris Myers, he began his career in social work with Catholic Charities in Chicago, earned a PhD from Loyola University, and retired from Mannheim School District 83 where he was dedicated to the children and developed lasting friendships with his colleagues. 

He loved to travel, was an accomplished classical musician, an enjoyable impromptu tour guide of local architecture and cultural history, and volunteered at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio. His family was active in Oak Park's Ascension Parish, and he was grateful for his affiliation with Grace Episcopal Church after he moved to Holley Court. 

Most of all, he was a kind and generous friend to anyone in need.  

A Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle in Chicago. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago.  

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 708-383-3191.

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