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Richard Meyerson

December 26, 1927 ~ May 28, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Richard “Dick” Meyerson, CLU; Age 94, of Providence Point in Scott Twp.  (Pittsburgh), peacefully and surrounded by family, died on Saturday evening, May 28, 2022. He enjoyed the support of his beloved wife, Georgia Wilson Steers Meyerson with whom he was married for nearly 62 years; traveling the globe with dear friends and family, and enjoying each and every community where they lived: starting in Kalamazoo, Michigan (1960-1967), Cleveland/Shaker Heights, Ohio  (1967-1980), Ann Arbor, Michigan (1980-1995), Sarasota, Florida (1995-2017) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2017-2022)., 

Dick was a beloved dad to Amy Bentz (James) of Pittsburgh, PA and Beth Meyerson (Jill German) of Tucson, AZ. He was so very proud of them and would often regale friends and colleagues with their stories (or escapades depending on their relative life stages). Dick was an adored grandpa of Victoria Letourneau-Bentz (Rebecca) of New York, NY, Eric Bentz and Natalia Bentz of Pittsburgh, PA and Jacob German of Tucson, AZ. He was a beloved uncle to Matt Anderson (Lena) and great uncle to Sergei, Nikole and Vera Anderson (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) and uncle to Randy Broh, Cincinnati, Ohio, Scott Broh (Sara), Murfreesboro, TN and Beckett Broh, Columbus, OH. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Dick was preceded in death by his parents Sidney and Helen (Margolis) Meyerson, and his younger sister Betteann.

To his family and friends, Dick was a force of nature. His absence is palpable. Dick engaged with friends, acquaintances, and anyone on the street.  He was generous with intelligent, informed and earnest advice, tailored to the recipient as if they were the most important person in the world. Dick was funny, a good listener, encouraging, motiving and, by all accounts, a positive thinker.  Stories about Dick from far afield are testament to his personal and powerful impact on the lives of others.   

Dick had an exemplary professional life. After graduating from Kalamazoo College in 1949, he began his career with the Equitable Life Assurance Society (now AXA) and was the youngest Agency Manager in company history when appointed in 1960 in Kalamazoo. Soon thereafter he was promoted to head up the Cleveland Agency in 1967.  Throughout his career with Equitable, Dick mentored hundreds of agents, and created a powerfully successful and collaborative work environment. After retiring from the Equitable, Dick joined Key Bank as their Vice President of Marketing and worked with Frank Russell Investments, repeatedly earning national recognition for his efforts. He retired from the bank in 1992.

Leadership and service to others were the cornerstones of Dick’s life. He served as President of the Rotary Club in Cleveland, where he received Rotary’s highest honor as a Paul Harris Fellow. He served as President of the Big Brothers in Cleveland. Dick was also President of the Rotary Club in Kalamazoo. He co-founded the Big Brothers in Kalamazoo and served as its President and as President of the Kalamazoo Jaycees.  Dick served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor YMCA and served for years on the Board of Trustees at the First Congregational Church. 

During his retirement, Dick worked for over 20 years as  an AARP driving instructor. One of his proudest moments was when he coached the Sarasota High School’s Parliamentary Procedures Team to a state championship.  

Dick loved living at Providence Point because of the people. He and Georgia made many friends there and appreciated, respected and loved the staff at Providence Point.  They were, in his mind, the heart and soul of the place.

A memorial will be held in the near future on a date to be announced.

Donations in memory of Dick can be made to the charity of your choice in your hometowns. This, we think, is where Dick would want it to go.

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