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Theodore Meyer, Former Easton First Selectman

Theodore H. Meyer, a former first selectman in Easton, died Monday, April 4. He was 90.

Meyer was born in Decatur, Ill., and raised in Seattle and Framingham, Mass. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Indiana, where he received his bachelor's of science degree. He continued his education in the Harvard Business School's Naval Officers program. During World War II, he served as an officer on the destroyer escort Earl K. Olson.He moved to Bridgeport after the war and settled with his family in Easton in 1954. He worked briefly for Textron Co. and for 30 years at General Electric Co. as a manager of quality control. He also taught classes at the University of Bridgeport and University of New Haven.He was active in the Boy Scouts with his sons, served as a deacon of United Congregational Church and was a past commodore of the Black Rock Yacht Club, where he enjoyed sailing his Lightning.Meyer served on the Easton Board of Finance; on the Board of Education for 12 years, four as chairman; and as first selectman for four years.

Meyer was a talented drummer and cherished performing jazz pieces with fellow musicians.

In addition to his wife of more than 64 years, Alice Kliemand Meyer, he is survived by two sons, Robert Meyer and wife Pam of Wilton and Del Ray Beach, Fla., and John Meyer of Easton and New York City; three grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Martin of Raleigh, N.C., and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Janice Flood.A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the United Congregational Church of Bridgeport, with the Rev. Sara Smith officiating. A private burial with full military honor will take place in Union Cemetery, Easton, before the church service.Contributions in his name may be made to United Congregational Church, 877 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604, or Aspetuck Land Trust, P.O. Box 444, Westport, CT 06881-0444.Arrangements were made by the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home of Fairfield. To order flowers online, gets directions to the church or sign the guest register, visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralhome.com .

Did you know Ted Meyer? Email a memory to at shenry@mainstreetconnect.us .

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