Edward M. Meyers, 75, founder and president of National Claim Adjusters and the National Insurance Bureau, insurance investigators and inspectors in Takoma Park, died Monday at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. He had a heart ailment.
Mr. Meyers was a manager of the Hooper-Holmes Bureau before starting his own companies here in 1946 with his wife, the former Jeannette Thompson. The businesses were moved to Takoma Park about a year ago.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Mr. Meyers moved to Takoma Park in 1906. He attended Georgetown University and earned a law degree from the George Washington University law school in 1924.
Mr. Meyers had been a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Takoma Park since its founding in 1938. He was a member and past grand knight of the Father Rosensteel Council No. 2169 of the Knights of Columbus in Sliver Spring, and a fourth-degree member of the Washington chapter of the Knights of Columbus. He also was active in the Order of the Alhambra, a Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to helping retarded children.
In addition to his wife, of the home, he is survived by a daughter, Judith Fuchs, of Adelphi; a son, Edward M. Jr., of Washington; a sister, Ethel Barile, also of Takoma Park, and three grandchildren.