MEITZLER, John Entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 20, 2007, John Dennis Meitzler, Jr. of Charleston, SC. He was born on Thursday, July 29, 1920, a son of John Dennis and Mary Augusta Rumph Meitzler, in Charleston . John attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School, was a graduate of Bishop England High School’s Class of 1938 and graduated with Honors from The Citadel in 1951 with a degree in Business Administration. He also successfully completed the Industrial College of the Armed Forces graduate level course The Economics of National Security. He started his working career as a bookkeeper with J.A. Von Dohlen Steamship Company in Charleston, then on to the Charleston Naval Shipyard as a Journeyman Shipfitter. He was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC for a short time and returned to Charleston to take a job at the Charleston Air Force Base and retired in 1976 from the position of Management Analysis Officer. John honorably served his country during World War II in the United States Navy and received numerous medals. John was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and the Eucharistic Perpetual Adoration, a member of the Board of Commissioners of The City Orphanage from 1970 to 1990, the Knights of Columbus Council # 704, the Association of Citadel Men, the American Legion , the V.F.W and the Naval reserve. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Frances M. Baldwin and Jane A. Meitzler. Surviving are his brother: Charles E. Meitzler; a niece: Beverly Baldwin Ling; a nephew: James Frampton Baldwin, Jr. as well as a cousin: George J. Meitzler, all of Charleston. . The family will receive friends this Wednesday evening at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home, 1620 Savannah Hwy from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM. The relatives and friends of John D. Meitzler,Jr are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 23, 2007, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, Building Fund, 5 St. Teresa Dr., Charleston, SC 29407. Arrangements by JAMES A. McALISTER FUNERAL HOME, 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 8/22/2007.
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