Welcome to the memorial page for

Cornelius Charles Meyer

August 29, 1942 ~ October 2, 2017 (age 75)

Cornelius Charles Meyer, 75, of Rocky Hill and formerly of Cheshire, passed away on October 2, 2017 at Hartford Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Olita Meyer.  Born in Buffalo, NY on August 29, 1942, he was the son of the late Cornelius and Mildred (Roth) Meyer. He attained his B.S. in Psychology at SUNY Buffalo, his M.S. at Connecticut College and his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, and went on to work as a Professor at Quinnipiac University for over 41 memorable years.  Dr. Meyer developed the Psychobiology Program at Quinnipiac, and was well published, including the professional journals Nature and Science. 

Cornelius enjoyed yearly baseball trips with his sons and was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the UCONN Women’s Basketball team.  Most importantly, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving family man.  He will be sadly missed but always remembered by his beloved wife, Olita; sons, Jesse and his wife, Rebecca Meyer of Colchester and Aaron and his wife, Jaimie Meyer of Wilton; four grandchildren, Madeline, Casey, Shane and Jonah; and numerous extended family and friends. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (October 7th) at 2 pm at the Cheshire Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made "in memory of Cornelius Meyer" to the “College of Arts & Sciences Endowed Scholarship Fund,” payable to Quinnipiac University, at Development & Alumni Affairs (AH-DVP), 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518.

The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

College of Arts & Sciences Endowed Scholarship Fund
275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden CT 06518

please make donation payable to Quinnipiac University, at Development & Alumni Affairs (AH-DVP)

 Service Information

Memorial Service
October 7, 2017

2:00 PM
Cheshire Congregational Church
111 Church Drive
Cheshire, CT 06410

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