Obituary: Fr. Thomas Meyer
Reverend Thomas E. Meyer died on December 6, 2018. He was born on April 11, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert T. Meyer in 2003 and his mother, Eileen (Gallagher) Meyer in 2009. Father Tom is survived by his loving brothers and sister, Robert M. and wife, Karen, of Loveland, OH, James P. and wife, Paula, of Lake Leelaunau, MI, Richard C., of Dayton, OH, Mary Ann and husband, Ed Bennett, of Hanover, IN, Joseph W. and wife, Carrie, of Dayton, OH. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Father Meyer did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood, Ohio. He was ordained on May 23, 1970 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati by Archbishop Paul F. Leibold.
Father Meyer received his first assignment on June 9, 1970 as Associate at St. Mary Parish, Greenville. On June 17, 1971, he was appointed Associate at Assumption Parish, Dayton and to teach at Alter High School. On June 15, 1972, he was appointed Associate at St. Charles Parish, Dayton while continuing at Alter High School. While at Alter High School, he was appointed as Resident Associate of St. Luke Parish, Beavercreek on July 7, 1978; Holy Angels Parish, Dayton on July 1, 1981; and Incarnation Parish, Centerville on July 3, 1984. On July 2, 1985, Father Meyer was appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Greenville. He was appointed on July 5, 1989 as Pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Dayton and reappointed to another six-year term on July 6, 1995. On July 2, 2001, he was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, Delhi (Cincinnati) for a period of six years. He was appointed Pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Kettering on July 1, 2006 for a period of six years, and on July 1, 2012 he was reappointed to another six-year term. Father Meyer retired from active ministry on July 1, 2015.
The Reception of the Body was Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Church, 3033 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, Ohio 45429; (937-293-1191). Celebrant: Reverend Christopher J. Worland.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 12:00 noon at St. Albert the Great Church. Celebrant: Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati. Homilist: Reverend Gerald R. Haemmerle.
Burial: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 immediately following the Mass of Christian Burial in Calvary Cemetery, 1625 Calvary Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45409. Celebrant: Reverend Christopher J. Worland. (A reception will follow at St. Albert the Great Parish.)