Paul Taylor Myers, age 69, of Reston, Virginia, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2021. He was at home, surrounded by his children and his loving wife of 40 years, Marion. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Paul was born on March 10, 1952 in Schenectady, NY to Frederick and Sylvia (Hayward) Myers. On April 4, 1981, he married Marion Cannon Myers in Pennington, New Jersey. They moved to Reston, Virginia shortly thereafter and together they had three children, Katherine (Larry) Johnson, Christopher (Rachael) Myers and Megan Myers.

Marion and Paul meet in college, and both graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) where Paul was an athlete and fierce competitor for the OWU Lacrosse team, coached by his father, Fred. He was also a proud member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, a legacy his son continued. He majored in Psychology and received his MBA from Ohio State University.

He is survived by his wife Marion, siblings Chikk Myers, Sheri Myers and Karen Harman, daughters Katie and Megan, son Chris, and two grandchildren Addy and Merrick Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents Frederick Myers and Sylvia Myers Willoughby.

Paul worked as a government contractor through his business, Bartrax Solutions. After retiring, he joined his wife's company, Myers Public Relations. He proved himself to be a highly creative and superb project and event coordinator, and particularly enjoyed producing the annual Reston Holiday Parade.

Paul played Grand and Super Grand Masters Lacrosse with the alumni team, the  OWU Legends, annually and well into his sixties. He loved the game and he loved the camaraderie of his teammates. He also thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with his friends at Algonkjan Park and consistently drove the ball over 300 yards. At home, Paul was usually found in the kitchen cooking an array of home recipes for his extended family and even his dog, Honey.

Lake JoSylvia, in New Hampshire, was his favorite place, where he spent childhood summers on the lake with his parents, siblings and cousins, then his children and grandchildren. It was a thing of beauty seeing him glide over the water on his sailboat, and he brought in some major fish in his day.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and he loved his pets. He will be greatly missed.

Donations in his name can be made to the American Cancer Society donate3.cancer.org.

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  1. So many good memories of our friendship when we lived on Marion Court as we grew up in Delaware. Playing in our backyards, using the lacrosse sticks that his dad had, playing kickball with the driveways as our bases, closing the circle down to have a neighborhood outdoor potluck, snowball fights, and so much more. My brother Bill and I used to be so lonely when his family went up to New Hampshire for summer vacation time and we couldn’t wait for Paul and Chikk to come back to continue our summer fun. I truly enjoyed our experiences together as we played football in high school and all of our freshman through senior activities. A good man, friend, teammate and person. We will all miss you Paul.

  2. While growing up in Delaware, Ohio, Paul was always at the center of our class. A talented teammate and great at pulling off childhood stunts, Paul was always fun to hang out with. We miss you, brother. 

  3. Everyone in your family is so very special. I didn’t know about the lacrosse and other activities, but I knew Paul was a special soul. I know you are all hurting SO deeply, so know that we surround you with love and light.

  4. Although I didn’t know Paul personally, from what I saw of him and the way I saw how he treated people, I got the impression he was a wonderful guy. He seemed kind and friendly to everybody. I’m just sorry I didn’t get to know him better. My prayers are with his wife and children and grandchildren and his entire family. 

  5. I remember Paul as someone who always had a great sense of humor and always had something positive to say. I will remember him fondly.

  6. I was a highschool classmate. Remember  Paul as kind and quite. I also was very quite person. Paul always smiling.  Wish I had known his family. So sorry for your loss. Paulette Ladd Brooks

  7. Paul and I attended Hayes together and were part of the class of 1970.  I haven’t had contact with Paul for 50 years.  However, my strongest memories of Paul are from the times when we played football together on the Hayes team, and I believe Paul’s locker in the football locker room was very close to mine.  I will always remember Paul’s broad smile and his friendly nature.  My condolences to his family at their loss. 

  8. So very sorry for your loss. I knew Paul in school, he was such a nice man. I will be praying for his Family. Praying for peace, strength. He will be missed deeply.

  9. P. Myers was a good friend. Paul always had the right attitude, decisive and discerning even as a high school student. I am sure he went far. I’m sorry for your loss. Paul was a good one.

  10. As mentioned by others from our RB Hayes Class of 1970, Paul was always a positive person. His years in Delaware will leave a lasting legacy in Delaware. He will be sorely missed by many. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. While there are many people I don’t recognize after so many years’ passing, Paul looks pretty much as I remember him, a little fuller, but aren’t we all. The really great thing is that smile is just as I remember it some fifty years ago. I wish that we could have engaged in some mischief one last time, as those are some my best memories of him. Hug the ones around you that you love, contact someone you have been meaning to. but haven’t, and find a reason to smile. Rest In Peace my Friend.    Dallas

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