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Richard LaRue Myers Jr.

September 09, 1941 ~ April 20, 2021

Richard LaRue Myers, Jr., 79, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away April 20, 2021.

He was born September 9, 1941, in Oakland, CA and had been a resident of Vero Beach since 2005, coming from Middletown, NY and Allendale, NJ.

Mr. Myers was a veteran of the United States Navy. Following his time in the service, he worked for Pratt Whitney as an Electronics Technician, then he began repairing respiratory medical equipment. Mr. Myers eventually opened ResPair, Inc., a Biomedical Engineering firm in Bloomingdale, NJ, until his retirement.

Dick loved the ocean and enjoyed diving. He and his wife, Bonnie, enjoyed years of traveling on their boats and cruises.

He attended Christ By the Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach, was a member of the Fort Pierce Yacht Club and was a past Commander of the Vero Beach Power Squadron.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Bonnie J. Hunt-Myers of Vero Beach; daughters, Sherie (Marcel) Suter of Washington state and Doreen Morris of Washington state; son, Steven Myers of Maryland; sisters, Barbara Crowley of Rhode Island, and Nancy Wheeler of Massachusetts; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 888-557-7177, or online at

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barbara ziegner

April 25, 2021, 3:39 pm

Bonnie, I heard about this from Sue Heaphy, and I was saddened. I did not know either of you very well but you both were always so pleasant to be with at MYC and then here in Vero. Please accept my condolences, I, too am a widow from that dreaded disease. Barbara Ziegner

Linda Raffa

April 26, 2021, 2:53 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dickie was a great friend and we have lots of memories made through the years, especially at MYC. I still laugh when I remember seeing him coming off my boat with a scotch in hand from my stash! Love him dearly. Hope heaven is ready for him! Peace and love to you. 🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕

Jane Weise

April 27, 2021, 1:22 am

Dick was a wonderful man who loved sailing, playing the trumpet. having fun at a party, and most of all, his lovely wife, Bonnie.
Bonnie is a plays the clarinet and belongs to the Tropical Winds Quartet. Dick loved our group and always supported Bonnie. There will be a place for him in heaven, but we will miss him here.

Candace Banack

April 27, 2021, 1:06 pm

Dear Bonnie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Dick was always such a bright spot in my life and for everyone who knew him. I never saw him angry or sad. He lived his life with joy and on an even keel, like any good sailor.
Much love Candace

Barbara J Crowley

April 27, 2021, 4:31 pm

I would like to add that my brother, son of Richard and Jennie (Szalkowski) Myers, grew up in Quaker Hill, Connecticut and graduated from New London High School before enlisting in the US Navy. He was stationed at The Brunswick Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine. He had a very bright curious and adventurous mind. Always taking electrical things apart and putting them back together or building intricate balsam wood model airplanes covered in tissue paper and painted which he hung from his ceiling. His adventurous side lead him to explore fearlessly adding many cuts, bruises and stitches to his exciting experiences. Fly now, my brother, with joy as you return to your origin of pure love and light. You will be missed by many.

Barbara Scully

April 28, 2021, 10:23 am

Dear Bonnie we will always remember Dick fondly. He was such a force of nature. Our sincere condolences for your loss.
Love Barb and Bob Scully

Jan Mooney

April 28, 2021, 4:06 pm

Dick was a “ gem” of a guy. We know he has found his home with our Lord. The many fond memories, that all have of him, will help to heal the hearts.

God bless and comfort Bonnie and all the kids and grandkids.


Sherie Suter

April 29, 2021, 3:12 pm

My best memories of my Dad are being out on the water when ever I think of him I will remember being out on the boat. Bow riding as kids was my favorite. Or riding the board as he circled and circled and then whipped around the other way through it to create crazy waves for us to ride through. We definitely learned to be adventurous from him. Once when we were still fairly young we were coming through hell’s gates and a huge wave came up under the boat and the boat went almost vertical for a second and then came down stern first and then the bow slapped down so hard some of the cushions and bags of snack fell out in the water! Us kids thought that was great fun and were like “do it again dad!!” Lol it wasn’t till we were talking about it when I was older that he told me that scared the crap out of him that day. Lol we never did go there again that I remember. Bonnie was the best thing that ever happened to my Dad I sang at their wedding and was so happy she was marring my Dad. She was good to him, and for him, and Bonnie I am so sorry for your pain thank you for being there for him right to the end I love you!

Mike and Sue Heaphy

May 6, 2021, 10:55 pm

Dickie was a great guy who never had a bad word for anyone. He was willing to help anyone who needed help. He and Bonnie were welcoming when ever we dropped by for a visit. Mike always enjoyed a golf outing with Dickie and they enjoyed teasing each other about who was the best golfer. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace Dick.

Barbara Hallam

May 10, 2021, 4:16 pm

Dear Bonnie-so sorry to hear of your husbands’ passing-Know it has been a difficult year-prayers for the repose of his soul & prayers for you also. Hope to see you back at yoga when you are ready! Barbara

Virginia Yunker

May 11, 2021, 6:14 pm

Bonnie—It was with surprise to learn of Dick’s passing, however we realize he is at peace now. And your memories together are your treasures! Your family and friends will always be your support!
May Dick Rest In Peace! Virginia & Bill Yunker

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