Mourning John Miers
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of John Miers. John served NEHM as the diocesan liaison for the Diocese of Washington. He was a presenter at our first national conference and active with NEHM, especially around issues of Alzheimer's and HIV/AIDS. He wrote for this blog about 'invisible' disabilities, which you can read here. He will be dearly missed. -Matthew Ellis
John Miers died peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 2, 2011. His lifelong commitment to public service was evident in his lengthy career at the National Institutes of Health and matched by his service to his church, his advocacy for persons with disabilities, and a host of other volunteer activities. He received his AB and MBA from Cornell University. He is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Mary L. Miers; sister, Margaret Russitano; daughters Sarah Miers, Rachel Miers Hally (Malcolm), and Martha Holley-Miers (Meredith); and three beloved grandchildren.
The memorial service and interment of ashes took place on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m. at St. James.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to St. Luke's House; Episcopal Relief + Development (please designate Haiti or Katrina relief); or the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop's Appeal.
The link to this obituary in the Washington Post is here.