Alfred Meek Jr., 80, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the Broadview Multi-Care Nursing Home in Parma following a lengthy illness. He was born in Cleveland and lived there for many years. He then lived in North Ridgeville from 1989 to 2006. Mr. Meeks was a veteran and served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946 and then in the US Army from 1946 to 1948. He was employed as a security guard for many years, working at the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority, several Cleveland area hospitals and spending the last 10 years of his career as a security guard at Parmadale, St. Anthony’s Home for Children in Parma. He retired in 1989. He was a former member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland. He enjoyed fishing and baseball.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn (nee Herman) of Cleveland; four daughters, Deborah Shumney (John) of Cleveland, Mary Wagoner of SC, Chris Elshaw (Keith) of Euclid and Evelyn Markuz (Mike) of Mentor; two sons, David of South Carolina and Mike (Lori) of Garfield Heights; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren (and one on the way); and one sister, Barbara Whetzel of North Olmsted.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred Meek Sr. and Delilah M Meek (nee Barnswell); three sisters, Mary Weihrouch, Eileen Day and Shirley Arndt; and two brothers, Elmer and Eddie Meek.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, where services will be at 8 P.M. with the Rev. Chuck Behrens officiating. Members from VFW Post #9871 in North Ridgeville will also conduct military honors at the funeral service. Burial will be private at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.