Louis A. Meyer Jr.

BAR HARBOR and COREANoted young adult author Louis A. Meyer Jr., of Bar Harbor and Corea, died July 29, 2014, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth of complications from refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Writer of the beloved young adult “Bloody Jack” series, his 12th and last book in the series, “Wild Rover No More,” will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this September. Meyer graduated with a BA from the University of Florida in 1964, served as a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy for three years, studied art at Columbia University, and then earned a MFA from Boston University in 1973. After teaching art at Rockland High School in Massachusetts, he and his wife, Annetje, established Sweetback Graphics in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. In 1984, Sweetback began retailing his art and their imprinted designs in Bar Harbor as Blue Loon/Clair de Loon, which closed due to his illness in November 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Annetje Lawrence Meyer, and his sons Matthew and his wife, Helen and Nathaniel Meyer of Portland. Also surviving him are his sister, Christine M. Patton and her spouse, Tucker, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., his niece, Casey Lyon, nephew, Darby Patton, along with numerous Lawrence family members including Mary L. and Joseph Pankowski, Betsey L. and Sung Kim, Eileen L. McDaniel and Gabrielle L. Ahnberg, all of Tallahassee, Fla.; David Lawrence Jr. and Roberta of Coral Gables, Fla., Joseph W. Lawrence II of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Antonia L. Johnson of Boulder, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no services. Those who wish to remember him in a special way are urged to donate in his name to the Maine Coast Hospital, Mary Dow Cancer Center, 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME  04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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