In Memory of
Marcel G. Myers
1934 - December 18, 2020
Marcel Gregory David Myers was born on October
30, 1934 to Joseph David Myers and Lurline Veronica
McDonald Myers in New York City. Raised in Harlem’s St.
Nicholas Historic District, known colloquially as
"Striver's Row", he was affectionately known as “Baby”
to family and close friends. Gregory was the third of
five siblings, Joseph, William, John and Lurline.
After graduating high school, Gregory joined the armed
forces in 1958 and served during peacetime as a
paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. After his
military career, in the late 1960s he became a Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer
serving with honor and pride and was decorated for being
wounded in the line of duty. He ultimately rose through
the ranks to detective receiving additional
commendations along the way. He retired in 1991.
Gregory always had the latest tools and gadgets from the
first motion picture camera, recording and sharing
treasured moments with family and friends, to video game
stations (Atari). To keep busy after retirement, he
worked part-time at the Home Depot where he relished in
sharing his knowledge of gizmos with customers.
In 1984, he met and later married Kyong N. (Kathy). They
had a loving marriage for 35 years and enjoyed yearly
trips to Juan Dolio, a small seaside community on the
southern coast of the Dominican Republic.
Gregory loved spending time with his daughters,
sons-in-law and grandchildren. He was an avid chess
player, enjoyed a good raucous game of poker and spades,
watching war movies and fishing.
Gregory is survived by his beloved wife Kathy, daughters
from his first marriage to Persis Myers Jacqueline
Dorante and Gail Myers, son-in-law Billy Dorante; four
grandchildren Julian Marcel and Alexandra Leigh Dorante,
Jhana Mari and Christian Marcel Myers-Roach; his sister
Lurline and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins and
other relatives; three step daughters Leann Pereira,
Linda Pereira and Lisa Geurts, sons-in-law John Hogan,
Antonio Pereira and Gregory Geurts; five grandchildren
Prayag Das, Isabella and Lucas Pereira, Briahna and
Kelsey Geurts, as well as close friends.
He peacefully passed away on December 18, 2020 at the
age of 86 surrounded by Kathy and four of his daughters.
We loved him dearly and he will be sorely missed.
A private family visitation will be held. Entombment
will be on Wednesday December 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM at
The Holy Cross Burial Park & MSLM located at 840
Cranbury South River Road Jamesburg, NJ 08831
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations
be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
M.J. Murphy Funeral Home