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Township loses a friend

Published 9:33am Wednesday, October 7, 2009

By JESSICA SIEFF
Niles Daily Star

Former Niles Charter Township supervisor Bill Myers died at his home late Tuesday evening.
He was 77.

Though arrangements are still pending, Brown Funeral Home in Niles was able to confirm the passing of Myers, who served as a representative for the township for 10 years.

He retired last November, after a very closely watched election that had three candidates competing for his seat.

At the time of his retirement, Myers told the Star that in his 10 years with the township, “we’ve done a lot,” and said he had learned a lot during his time as supervisor. He said he and his wife were looking forward into possibly spending more time in Arizona.

“I liked it out here,” he said, when asked what kept him dedicated to the township for so long. “I enjoy my work and I enjoyed working with the people.”

But asked if he was worried about the future of the township as he stepped down, Myers was emphatic. “Oh no,” he said. “The future of the township is going to be great.”

Arrangements are still pending.

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