CHESTERTOWN — ChadleyJay Leister Myers, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, passed away at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton on Aug. 22, 2016, after a prolonged battle with colon cancer. He was 45 years old.
Chad, as he was called by family and friends, was born on Oct. 18, 1970 in Hanover, Pa. His family moved to Northeast Baltimore where he attended Villa Cresta Elementary School, Loch Raven Academy and graduated from Parkville Senior High School in 1988. During his high school years, Chad played clarinet in the concert band and threw shot put for the Knights’ track and field team. From his early years, he displayed a strong talent for leadership and financial management delivering newspapers for The Baltimore Sun. He would go on to Gettysburg College graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business management and accounting in 1992. While at Gettysburg, Chad was a member of the ATO Fraternity and met his beautiful wife, Gwen Friday Myers, singing on the Chapel Choir. He and Gwen were married in 1994 and set up their first home in Harford County, where they were both active in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Joppa. After college, Chad accepted a position in health care finance as a manager in financial reporting and compliance and a senior financial analyst in Baltimore.
In 2006, Chad and Gwen welcomed a son, Tamerlan Jay (T.J.), and a daughter, Yana, through the miracle of adoption. The family moved to Chestertown in 2009, where Chad continued his work in health care finance in accounting and decision support for the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center where he was employed at both the Chestertown and Easton locations.
Chad, with his wife and children, was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown. He used his talents for financial management in serving the congregation as a member of the finance committee. Chad will be remembered for his dedication to his family, loyalty to his friends, and his strong work ethic. He was a man of integrity who endeavored to show the love of Christ through his calm, gentle manner and hospitality to all who met him.
Chad is survived by his wife of 22 years, Gwen; children T.J. and Yana; his parents, Eugene and Ruth Leister Myers of Westminster; in-laws Larry and Annette Friday of Elkton; sisters Robin Myers Adamopoulos and Rachel Myers Potts and brothersin-law Alex Adamopoulos and Eric Potts; sister-inlaw Kristen Nicholson; and nieces Elise Adamopoulos, Kara Adamopoulos, Morgan Nicholson, and Lydia Potts. He also is survived by beloved long-time family friend, Ruth Horner of Westminster. He will be greatly missed, especially by his faithful dog, Summer, who remained by his side throughout his battle with cancer, and guinea pig, Panda.
A celebration of Chad’s life was held Aug. 27 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown, with funeral arrangements provided by the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through a Tribute Wall posted on the website, www.fhnfuneralhome.com.
The family requests that contributions be made in Chad’s memory to Hopewell Cancer Support, P.O. Box 755, Brooklandville, MD 21022. On the web at www.hopewell cancersupport.org.