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Frederic B. "Fred" Miers

March 28, 1940 — March 4, 2024

Frederic B. “Fred” Miers, 83, a lifelong Norwich resident and active community leader died on Monday, March 4, 2024, at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Born on March 28, 1940, at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, Fred was a son of the late Charles and Elinor (Barnes) Miers. He graduated from Norwich High School in 1958, serving as vice-president of his senior class and co-captain of the 1957 football team.

After attending Plattsburgh, Fred entered the U.S. Marine Corps, serving three years and being honorably discharged in 1964. That same year, he joined the former Chenango Savings and Loan. After attending the Executive School of Banking at the University of Connecticut, Fred was elected president and a director of the Chenango Savings and Loan in 1969. He continued in that position when the company merged and became Astoria Federal Savings in 1985. After 35 years in banking, Fred retired in 1999.

During his career, Fred served as president of the Savings and Loan League of Central New York, and was a director of the Savings and Loan League of New York State. He was the first recipient of the Zelmer award, which recognizes an outstanding executive of a smaller Savings and Loan in the State.

In addition to his professional career, Fred was very involved in the Norwich community. He served as President and Campaign Chairman of the Chenango United Way, director and Treasurer of the Norwich Business Improvement District, Chairman and Campaign Chairman of the Chenango Memorial Hospital Foundation, President and longtime Trustee of the Norwich Family YMCA, a Trustee for the Chenango Valley Home and Apartments, a Trustee of the Greater Norwich Foundation. He was a member of the Norwich High School Sports Hall of Fame committee, the City Planning Commission, the City Zoning Board of Appeals, a member of the City Loan Commission and a volunteer for Hospice. He was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Norwich where he served as an acolyte, Treasurer, Warden, Vestry member and served on various other committees. He was a recipient of the Chenango County Boy Scout Distinguished Citizen award in 2016.

Outside of his work and community involvement, Fred was often spotted jogging or walking the streets of Norwich. He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed golfing at Canasawacta Country Club. Fred loved trips to South Bend for Notre Dame football games and on Saturdays he and Sally could often be found at Colgate for a game. Fred and Sally loved vacationing on Hilton Head Island for many years. Friday nights were reserved for dinner out with a special group of friends, the Friday Night Group. In the big picture of it all, he loved his Fred Miers Family (small but mighty), Sally & Peter.

On May 29, 1965, he married Sally Millspaugh, who survives. In addition, he is survived by his son, Peter Miers, of Arizona; brothers, Jim and Tom; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, John; and nephew, Matthew.

The family would like to thank the third floor staff at Chenango Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care and support while Fred was in the hospital and our thanks to all the awesome oncology nurses and Dr. Harris for their compassion and encouragement to Fred and the family over the years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Norwich Family YMCA, the Chenango Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Norwich, or a charity of one’s choice.

A memorial service for Fred will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Norwich.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Wilson Funeral Home.

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