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Barbara L. Myers

November 16, 2022


Barbara Labov Myers

July 12, 1935 -November 16, 2022


Barbara lived and died on her own terms with the strength of her convictions all her 87 years.  Barbara was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  After she graduated from Atlantic City High School, she crossed over the Albany Avenue bridge and, in her words, “escaped to freedom!” in Philadelphia where she enrolled in the Albert Einstein School of Nursing.


During nursing school, a mutual friend introduced her to Gene Myers, a recent graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. They fell in love and married in 1956. Daughter Marjorie was born in 1957 while Gene was studying for his final exams at Temple Medical School. Jeffrey was born in October 1961 in Boston where Gene completed his internship and residency.  Together the family moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where Gene was a Captain in the US Army Medical Corps, and then New York City where Gene completed a Fellowship with John Conley, the most outstanding Head and Neck Surgeon in the world.  From NYC, the family headed to Philadelphia where Gene joined the ENT practice of his father, Dr. David Myers.


In Philadelphia, Barbara did two things that changed her life. She attended Interior Design classes at the Philadelphia College of Art as well as a two-year educational course at the Barnes Foundation where she studied their renowned collection of Impressionist Paintings and embraced their philosophy of aesthetics.  This was a transformative experience for her career in Interior Design and her life. 


Gene was appointed to the position of Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. Once settled in, Barbara began her career by working in several well- established design studios, and then went on to open her own studio with long-time friend and colleague, Mr. Mark Scurci. Barbara created unique designs for both the home and commercial settings.  Gene was invited all over the world to lecture and operate and together they traveled to over 100 countries.


Barbara is survived by daughter Marjorie in San Francisco and husband Cary Fulbright, their sons Alex (Newsman in Israel) and Charles (CIA trained Chef), Son Jeffrey (Chairman of the Head and Neck Surgery Department at MD Anderson in Houston, wife Lisa Myers (a Nurse Practitioner) and their sons Keith (MD), Brett (Graphic Designer in Berlin) and Blake (Sophomore at University of Colorado.)

Barbara is also survived by her sister, Shirley Labov Bernstein and her husband, Howard as well as by their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


The family wishes to express its profound gratitude to the many nurses, physical therapists, and physicians of UPMC; particularly, Dr. Michael Finikiotis, Dr. Scott Gunn, and Dr. Paul Gardner, as well as the wonderful team at Gallagher Home Care and Home Hospice, and Angels for the Elderly LLC.


There will be no visitation. Barbara’s funeral will be held at The Homewood Cemetery Chapel, 1559 South Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh on November 23, 2022 at 11AM. The funeral will be livestreamed on the Facebook page of John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Otolaryngology Fund at the Eye & Ear Foundation, Eye and Ear Institute, 203 Lothrop Street, Suite 251, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or online at http://www.eyeandear.org.



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Funeral Service
November 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Homewood Cemetery


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