John Joseph Meyer, III

  • Born: November 2, 1932
  • Died: July 15, 2017
  • Location: San Mateo, California

Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home - FD-230

977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel. (650) 343-1804

Tribute & Message From The Family

John J. Meyer III passed away peacefully at his home in San Mateo Saturday morning after a valiant battle with cancer.

He is survived by his spouse Caryl Meyer; sons: John J. Meyer IV (Dorothy) & Jason L. Meyer (Julia); grandchildren: John Meyer V (Melanie), Jennifer Portale (Mario), Chance Meyer, Melaney Meyer & Jillian Meyer; and loving great-granddaughters: Arianna Meyer, Carmella Portale & and McKenzie Portale.

John was born in San Francisco to Joseph & Helen Meyer and lived most of his youth throughout Northern California and settled in St. Helena. After he graduated high school, he married his high school sweetheart Jacquline Soito, his wife of 53 years. John served in the US Navy for 2 years as a submariner.

After serving, John moved to San Mateo to pursue a career in firefighting. For many years, John was promoted through the ranks and retired as the Assistant Fire Chief of San Mateo, in 1986 after 32 years of service.

Some of Johns' many interests were NASCAR, antique cars, travelling and genealogy. He was a member of the Santa Clara Model T Ford Club. John and his first wife Jacqui travelled extensively throughout the United States and Europe in their Model T. John had found his soulmate in 2013 when he married his current wife, Caryl Russo. They enjoyed a cross-country motorhome trip from Florida to California. Boy, the stories John could tell about his trips and his life. "Did I ever tell you the time?" Your stories will be missed pop.

John was never idle and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a great friend to many.

Vigil service will be held from 2-5pm on Wednesday, July 26th at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA. Graveside service will be held at 12pm on Thursday, July 27th at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 2121 Spring St., St. Helena, CA.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Special Olympics or the American Cancer Society.