Kenneth L. Myers, 71, of New Holland, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home.
Born in Cambridge (Honey Brook), PA, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Irene E. (Burkey) Myers. His survived by his sister, Lorrie K. Good; her two daughters: Jennifer Swanson (married to Arthur; son: Dustin); and Jamie Risser (married to Christopher; daughter: Lillie).
Ken attended the Pine Grove and Waterloo Elementary Schools of Salisbury Twp. and graduated from Pequea Valley High School, Kinzers. He attended the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Narvon.
He began playing piano when seven years old. He has played in many of the churches of Eastern Lancaster County. After learning organ, he also played for many other churches in Lancaster and wherever needed.
He joined the Navy Reserve and after electronics school he was stationed at a communications station in Morocco, Africa for two years. And while there, he also played for church services, played for an on-base actor’s company, and then formed a rock-and-roll band. His Navy service was from January 1968 through 1970.
Returning home, he attended the Simes School of Piano Technology and in 1971 began his own business (Mobile Sound Studios) of piano tuning and servicing and audio systems rentals. He also worked for Reifsnyder’s Piano Store of Lancaster. And he would also play music for assorted church services, programs, weddings, funerals senior centers and wherever there would be a call. In September of 1989, he became the full-time organist for Our Lady of Lourdes Church, New Holland. He was also a teacher of piano and organ for 10 years.
In January 1986, he became the president of the newly created New Holland Summer Arts Association, Inc. and spent many summer evenings announcing and assisting with the shows.
His service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from Noon until 2 p.m. If desired, contributions may be made to the New Holland Summer Arts Association, Inc., P. O. Box 532, New Holland, PA 17557. Online condolences may be posted at www.groffeckenroth.com.
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