George Orlo Meyers, 65, Johnsburg, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at his home.

He was born March 31, 1952, to George Carl and Mary Ann (Brown) Meyers in Woodstock, and was the youngest of two children.

Also known by “Roscoe” and “Bubba,” he was remarkably charismatic, deeply caring, had a magnetic personality and an extraordinarily generous heart. He graduated from Marian High School and  attended Robert Morris College and Rock Valley College, preparing for his career as a federal firefighter, from which he retired as a captain, an EMT and a paramedic. He also had been an officer with the Elk Grove Village Fire Department. After retirement, he worked as a train conductor at the Lincoln Park Zoo and a coachman in downtown Chicago. In recent years, he moved to Johnsburg, spending time at the lake with his dog, Buddy, always by his side. To know him was to love him.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Ann Meyers; a nephew, Joshua Michael Talbert; a niece, Regina Marie Talbert; many cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1967 and father in 1995.

The visitation and funeral were held Oct. 30, at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Interment was at the Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.

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