Donald Brian Meyers death – obituary, cause of death : Donald Brian Meyers 53, Oneida. Has died. He passed away after stricken with a heart attack on March 10th 2021.
Donald was born on November 28th 1958. The 5th child of the late Bob and Jean Meyers of Bates Ave, Oneida, New York. He moved to Soquel, California, near the ocean after graduating from Oneida High School where he earned a regent’s scholarship. He was a coached in football, softball and lacrosse. He loved surfing and his dog, Bella.
‘Don’ as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues nurtured plants and trees as grounds specialist at Soquel Union Elementary School District for 35 years.
Brian was a certified arborist and nurseryman. His employer shared a tribute to his gifts in their local newspaper. he cared for our schools, campuses with expertise, love, and meticulous attention, treating every field, tree, and plant as if they were his own.
Meyers cared about the children of this community and he so wanted them to have beautiful campuses to attend school.” Fellow teachers shared their appreciation for his help with outdoor learning labs as a part of their Healthy Living elective.
He was a source of inspiration to Students, staff and parents whom he inspired to grow vegetables, fruit trees, flowers, while learning about irrigation, organic soil and seeds, sustainability, and nutrient cycles.
Don loved music enjoying decades of singing and playing drums with his band Xing at local venues and backyard parties attending many concerts with his children.
He is survived by his beloved children, Bradford and Jessica. He will be deeply missed.
A musical celebration of Don’s life will be held on Saturday, August 21, in Santa Cruz, California, and also locally at the Oneida Elks Club, November 27, from 3 to 6pm. His children and siblings ask that you please consider planting a tree in his memory and supporting your local music programs.