Frederick Cochran Meyers

Frederick Cochran Meyers, 82, died peacefully May 25, 2023, at his home in Hinsdale.

Born in Bryn Mawr, Penn., in 1940, he spent most of his life in Hinsdale, much of it as the third generation in a historic family house.

Fred attended Hinsdale Township High School and was a graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, where he majored in economics and played on the golf team. After two years service as a lieutenant in the Army, he returned to Hinsdale and joined the Central National Bank of Chicago, becoming first vice president. In 1980 he joined Joanna Western Mills Co. as president until 1987, when the company was sold. Then, teamed with a friend and fellow ex-banker, he bought a manufacturing company and, loving to work, he did so for as long as he was able.

He loved his family and the 10 dogs that lived with them over the years. Known for his quick wit and sense of fun, he had many friends and diverse interests. He earned a pilot's license, invented a putter and a golf tee mower and built replica steam driven engines from blocks of steel. His musical talents included piano, guitar and the banjo. He was quite athletic but especially loved golf with his wife and friends.

He was a member of Hinsdale Golf Club for more than 50 years and served as president. He was also a member of Chicago Golf Club, The Rolling Rock Club and La Romana Country Club in the Dominican Republic, where he and his family escaped regularly to their home in Casa De Campo.

Fred supported many organizations, including Evans Scholars, Brookfield Zoo, Grace Episcopal Church, Nature Conservatory, Operation Walk, King Bruwaert House, Freedom Golf and several children's charities in the Dominican Republic.

Fred is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Priscilla; his daughter, Pat Abinion; his grandson, Michael; his sisters, Margery McGrew and Melissa Gibbs; and his brother, Michael.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David.

Memorial details will be determined at a later date.