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Obituary for Bennett Gary "Ben" Meyers

Bennett Gary Meyers passed away unexpectedly the evening of March 20, 2024 at Maine Medical Center in Portland , Maine, surrounded by his loving wife and two children.
Bennett was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the only son of Irving Meyers and Adele (Colonomos) Meyers and graduated from the Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens New York in 1973. He then attended Galaudet University in Washington DC where he met the woman he would be with for the next 47 years. After college they moved to Maine and shortly after was employed at L.L. Bean as a computer programmer analyst for 20 years.
Bennett was an avid bowler and participated in two leagues, one in Portland and one in Lewiston. He received the Hall of Fame Award from the New England Deaf Bowlers Association. He also loved being outdoors in the warm weather, especially if it meant he could take his Harley out for a ride. He would often say he was going to move where it’s warm so he could ride year-round.
Bennett will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love for his granddaughters for whom he would do anything.
He was predeceased by his father, Irving Meyers of Margate, Florida, and his mother, Adele Mandaro, and stepfather Joseph Mandaro of Brooklyn New York.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Melinda Smith Meyers; his children, Jennifer Meyers and her daughters Tasia, Liv, Stella, and Elowyn; his son Darin Meyers and his wife Toni and daughter Marlow.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-3:30 pm on Friday April 5, 2024 at Pinette Dillingham and Lynch Funeral Home, 302 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, ME 04240 followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben’s memory are being collected for the local bowling leagues that he was a part of. Please send any donations desired to Melinda Meyers, 28 Royal Oaks Drive, Auburn, ME 04210.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Bennett’s Book of Memories Page at
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 62 Cemetery Road, Berwick, ME 03901.