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Don Myers (1933-2006)
Seattle, WA

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Don at Haller Lake, c.1970
Don was involved with theatre organs in Seattle seemingly forever. He was a capable organist and technician, having worked for Balcom & Vaughan for many years. He possessed a wealth of knowledge about all things theatre organ and probably touched almost every Northwest theatre organ at one time or another.
Don worked on theatre organs as far North as Juneau, Alaska and all up and down the West coast. In 1979, he and his two brothers helped to prepare the former San Francisco Fox 4/36 Wurlitzer in the La Canada, California home of Frank Lanterman for a jam session following the 1979 ATOS National Convention in Los Angeles.

Don with his 5 manual creation, c.1968
From The Console, V18 No1, January 1980, pp 26
Pizza/Pipe Organ Potentate of the Desert, Bill Brown has just purchased the five manual console designed and built by Don Myers, Seattle, Wash. Organ man. Brown also recently purchased the former New York Center Theatre 4/33 Wurlitzer organ owned by Jimmy Boyce, who had it installed in the Alexandria, Va., Skating rink. Myers had planned to build a large Wurlitzer organ installation but abandoned the idea and put the console up for sale.

Don's obituary from the Kitsap Sun
Donald Myers
Aug. 19, 1933 to Sept. 23, 2006
Donald Edward Myers, 73, of Lakebay died of a heart attack Sept. 23 at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting.
He was born and raised in South Bend, Ind. His parents were Frank and Marguerite (Libby) Myers. He received his GED through the Air Force in 1951. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and served in Korea and Japan, reaching the rank of staff sergeant. He worked for Balcom and Vaughan Organ Manufactory as a pipe organ technician for 30 years before retiring in 1990. On Aug. 3, 1989, he married Marilyn Monroe in Seattle. He was a lifetime member of the American Theater Organ Society of Western Washington and the Family Bible Church of Olalla.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Fred Myers and Frank Myers; and a sister Hazel Myers. Survivors include his wife; son, James Paul Myers; and step-son, Charlie Pilcher; brothers, David Myers and Gene Myers; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent.

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