Myra L. Wecker of Highlands, NJ passed away peacefully at home after losing her battle with Melanoma Cancer on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the age of 80.
Myra was born August 15, 1940 (or the 14th depending on who you ask) in Long Branch, NJ to Walter and Thelma (Johnson) Anderson. Myra was raised in Atlantic Highlands, Florida and Highlands. She met her future husband Charles H. Wecker III while working at a bakery in Highlands. He came in one day to pick up an order placed by his mother and it was love at first sight. When Charlie got home he told his mother that he just met the woman he was going to marry and he did. They were wed February 14, 1959.
Together they had four children Chucky, DeeDee, David and Cheryl, whom they raised in Highlands. Myra was involved with many organizations including the PTO and the Ladies Fire Auxiliary. Willing to lend a helping hand she was always volunteered by her kids to help in whatever was happening at the time. Taking care of four children didn’t stop her from getting up in the middle of the night to serve coffee to the volunteers on an emergency call.
Myra was a social butterfly who never met a stranger. With a coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other she talked to everyone, and talked, and talked. Always the life of the party, Myra could have fun anywhere and was up to do just about anything. She loved to dance, when Myra heard a great song she would snap her fingers and boogie over to the dance floor and dance the night away. As a matter of fact at her 80th birthday in August she was shaking her buns to the oldies.
She was also a great listener and advisor, always remaining neutral and understanding, never judging others. She always saw things from both sides and could usually help a person sort things out.
Her grandchildren called her Mommom and then their friends did as well, which eventually turned into just about everyone calling her Mommom. If you went for a walk with Myra you would always hear someone yelling “Hi Mommom”. If you asked who that was she’d say she didn’t know because everyone called her Mommom.
Myra always has a story to tell, unless you held her hands then she couldn’t talk. Many generations heard how she snuck off to see American Bandstand in Philly on a school day with her VIP pass or was chatting away with Bruce Springsteen at her grandson’s basketball game not knowing who he was until clued in by everyone.
Myra was predeceased by her parents, her brother, two sisters and ex-husband. She is survived by her children, Charles H. Wecker IV and his wife Toni, Adina Filippone and Rich Graham, David Wecker and his wife Joann and Cheryl Flesch. She also leaves behind 8 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren and one Great Great Grandchild.
Mom would sum her life in four words… “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”
We love you and will miss you until we meet again.
The coffee is ready!
Services and cremation are for immediate family as per Myra’s wishes.
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