Doris E. Meyer, who lived 95 wonderful years, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She was born in Utica, NY, in 1919, the daughter of the late Leah (Goldberg) and Edward Mettelman.
She attended Utica Free Academy and went on to Boston Bouve for a certificate in Physical Therapy. She worked for a time at Children's Hospital in Utica.
On January 4, 1942, Doris married Manny Meyer. They had a beautiful marriage for 61 years. Sadly, Manny died in 2003. Doris stayed in Utica after his death until she moved to Chevy Chase, Maryland, to be closer to her son, Edward, and his family. Her sister and brother-in-law were already living there, which was very comforting, as they had been lifelong partners in business and in life.
In 2009, she moved to Sherman Oaks, CA, to be near her daughter, Gail. The time in California with Gail was truly special. But, her heart was always in her hometown of Utica. Doris led a rich and fulfilling life. There is no way to describe her without thinking and seeing her radiant smile that was always present even in the worst of times. Her ability to see the humor in things and her ability to tell a story could only be matched by her younger brother, Artie.
Doris was a fabulous baker. Her brownies and schnecken were unbeatable and, if you experienced them, you can taste them now. They will be missed by many. She was also an avid golfer, a great skier and a runner. And, of course, there was always the weekly mahjong game with the girls. Doris was a lifelong Hadassah member.
Doris traveled extensively with Manny to all parts of the world. Her trip to Africa was her favorite. But, Nice, France, was their place to be. Doris was such a local Utican, even attending Camp Als-Ich-Kan. She named one of the cabins, Midway, and won a free week in camp.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Gail Meyer and her partner, Kathy Flood; her grandson, Jessie Meyer; her daughter-in-law, Dana Tulis; her sisters-in-law, Rita Reiser and Joyce Mettelman; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy; her son, Edward; and her brothers, Joseph and Arthur.
Funeral services will be Sunday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at the Temple Beth El Cemetery in Whitesboro.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Hadassah, Temple Beth El or a Charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank Aida Sanchez, her wonderful caregiver, who loved her and took such good care of her.