David A. Meirs
David A. Meirs, alumnus and former chair of the Rutgers University Board for Equine Advancement, passed away on March 27, 2017. He was 87. Services were held on April 1 at the Crosswicks Meeting House, Chesterfield, N.J.
A Rutgers alumnus, Meirs was heavily involved in the growth and development of Rutgers’ equine science program and the Rutgers Equine Science Center. He was one of the founding board members of the Rutgers Equine Advisory Board, later to be renamed as the Rutgers University Board for Equine Advancement. Among his many university-related honors, Meirs received the George H. Cook Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Caroline W. Meirs; his children, David A. Meirs III, Richard S. Meirs, and MaryAnn Meirs; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made in Meirs' name to Rutgers University Foundation Equine Science Center, Administrative Services Building II, 57 US Hwy 1, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901, Attn: Dr. Karyn Malinowski, or Standardbred Retirement Foundation, 353 Sweetmans Lane, Millstone Twp., N.J. 08535, or Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association Trotpac, 64 Business Rt. 33, Manalapan, N.J. 07726.
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