We at D.G. Meyer Inc. would like to thank all of you in the Central Florida area for making 2015 a successful year, for supporting us through our sadness and grief, and for being the wonderful and caring community that we love being a part of.
Looking forward to serving you and working with you in 2016…
Over three years after planning first began on the Toyota Scion expansion project, the new Daytona Toyota Collision Center at 966 W. International Speedway Blvd. opened on December 21st, 2015. It was followed by the opening of a new used car and truck sales center, a 5,000-square-foot building with a showroom sized for up to a half-dozen vehicles as well as offices for staff.
All of us at D.G. Meyer Inc. Air Conditioning, Sheet Metal & Electrical are wishing our customers, colleagues and all of our many friends throughout Central Florida a Very Merry Christmas, and a Joyful and Prosperous New Year!
The Christmas Season is a difficult one to have to say goodbye to a loved one, family member, friend or colleague. Yet, that is exactly what we are faced with after the passing of Founder and President of D.G. Meyer Inc.—Donald Meyer— last week.
We cannot forget our blessings though, and we would like to thank the many friends and relatives from this community, around the state, and all those who traveled from afar, to pay their respects and say farewell at the Visitation and Memorial Service held at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond Chapel last Saturday afternoon. The large number of attendees reflected Donald’s lifelong residence in this area—from childhood and school friends of his, to the vast number of people his life has touched during a long life of involvement both in work and community. To the many people who stopped by to share their memories and offer their condolences, we say thank you. To all who have commented on the web site, his memorial page, or other social media, we extend our heartfelt thanks. To those who honored Donald Meyer with flowers or donations, we offer our gratitude. For the flood of cards, letters, emails and calls, we are grateful to each and every one of you, and hope you are patient with us if we don’t get back to all of you right away.
The Memorial Service, lead by Mark Spivey, Chaplain at Halifax Health- Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, was standing room only. It was warm and upbeat, a celebration of a life well lived. A wonderful and heartfelt eulogy was delivered by Elliot “Dean” Bazzle, Commercial Supervisor of DGM, partner and long time friend. It was a moving commemoration of a man who always willingly provided guidance, mentoring and assistance to those who shared his strong work ethic and passion for business, as well as a farewell to a beloved friend. The entire family extends its deep appreciation to both men.
As the Holiday Season unfolds, let’s take a little time to count the blessings of our family and loved ones, to be thankful for all that we have, and to remember those who are always in our hearts though they are no longer with us. Be at Peace. Blessings to all…
Mourning the Loss & Celebrating the Life of a Remarkable Man
We have lost the man responsible for D.G. Meyer Inc’s existence, and he has left a gulf in both our business and our lives that can never really be filled. At 1:15 a.m. on December 9th, 2015, Donald Meyer passed away with his family by his side. He had been ill for some time.
Don Meyer’s legacy in this community and state extends far beyond his business concerns. He is Patriarch of a large and thriving family. He is survived by wife, Katherine (Sue) Meyer, his four daughters by first wife Barbara Ann Meyer― Gwen Simmons, Dawn Roberson, Linda Longfritz and Cynthia Pilkington― Eleven Grandchildren, Ten Great-grandchildren and One Great-Great Granddaughter. He is also survived by Brother, James E. Meyer, Sister-in-Law Georgia and two neices.
He was husband, father, caring grandparent, friend and colleague to so very many. He was known, respected and well-regarded throughout Central Florida. Daytona Beach Florida has lost a native son— a resident of the area for all of his 81 years.
Don Meyer 1950s
Photo from late 1950’s or early 1960’s of Donald G. Meyer.
Visiting the Grand Canyon
Executive Vice President of D.W.Browning Co. in the 1980s
Hard at work
Visiting North Carolina
Doing what he loved. Traveling!
Visitation and Memorial Service for Donald G. Meyer were on Saturday December 12th, 2015 at Lohman Funeral Home— 733 West Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations and gifts go to Halifax Health Hospice, and wish to thank these wonderful caregivers for their help, support and compassion during this difficult time.