Bertha ‘Birdie’ Myers

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Mrs. Myers

Mrs. Bertha “Birdie” Myers, 91, of County Highway 114, St. Johnsville, New York, passed away, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at her home.

Born on March 6, 1928, in St. Johnsville, N.Y., she was the daughter of Albert A. Oeser and Marie Jacchia Oeser. She was a graduate of Canajoharie High School, class of 1947, and was a lifelong area resident.

Upon graduation, Birdie began working for Beech-Nut in Canajoharie, later retiring from LifeSavers in Canajoharie.

She was of Christian faith.

Mrs. Myers worked as clerk for the town of Oppenheim for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Canajoharie, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Axillary. She loved baking, especially chocolate jumbles and sour cream sugar cookies.

On March 24, 1951, at the St. Johnsville Reformed Church, Bertha was married to Alvin Myers. He preceded her in death on November 3, 1993. Her parents, four brothers, two sisters; son-in-law, Dean Calvin Frasier; and grandson, Jeremy Lyon; also predeceased her.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her four children, Karen and Mike Ferjanec of St. Johnsville, N.Y., Alvin “Buster” Myers and Michele LaGrange of Dolgeville, N.Y., Pamela and Ron Lyon of St. Johnsville, N.Y., Adele Myers of Gloversville, N.Y.; brother, Jack Oeser of Florida; grandchildren, Chad and Brittany Ferjanec and their children, Aiden and Garret, Jennifer Mosher and Richard, and their son, Jason, Adam Myers, Kevin Myers and Tracy, Rocco Myers, April D’Alessandro and Dana and their son, Darren, Crystal Pierce and Art and their children, Tyler and Robin, Tiffany Goodrich and her children, Anthony, Christopher, Ashlynn, Grace, Morgan; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held today, July 19, 2019, at noon at the chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317. The family will receive relatives and friends today from 10 a.m. to. noon at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Dolgeville Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Bertha “Birdie” Myers may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, N.Y. 12078.

By Josh Bovee

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