Evelyn Meyers, 87, of Great Barrington died May 6, 2019, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Evelyn was born in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of Samuel and Molly (Zimmer) Friedlander. Years after graduating from high school, Evelyn attained an associate degree, in 1979, from Queensborough Community College. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper, and then had her own business with her husband, Lester. Evelyn was an active member of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire since moving to Great Barrington in 1994. She enjoyed reading and having Hebrew classes. She studied for and did her bat matvah in October 2001 at Hevreh.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Lester Meyers; her children: Joel and wife Gail, Alan and wife Jodi, and Rickie and husband Jerry; six grandchildren: Alexis, Jesse, Seth, Lisa, Jill and Jamie; and seven great-grandchildren: Sidney, Danny, Sandi, Harrison, Amber, Alexi and Joey. She is also survived by her brother Sid, and two sisters, Sondra and Vilma. Evelyn was predeceased by sister Flora and brothers Harry, Ralph, Bernie, Raymond and Jacob.
A graveside service for Evelyn Meyers will be held Friday, May 10, at 2 p.m. in Ahavath Sholom Cemetery in Great Barrington with Rabbi Jodie Gordon officiating. Immediately after the service, the family will be sitting shiva at Pine Hill at Kimball Farms in Lenox. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Evelyn’s memory may be made to Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.