Karl F. Meyers
December 22, 2019

Visitation Information

December 22 2019 - 10:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) Oakland 15213

Funeral Information

December 22 2019 - 11:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) Oakland 15213

KARL F. MEYERS:  Karl F. Meyers, Stockbroker (1933 - 2019) 86, died peacefully at home December 17, after a long and debilitating illness. A stockbroker for all of his adult life, Karl was the devoted son of the late Alvin and Belle Meyers, loving father of four children, five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rachel Meyers, his wife of nearly 41 years, described him as a modest, compassionate and gentle man who cared deeply for his family and his Jewish faith. She said her mother, 102-year-old Carolyn Goldberg, was his biggest fan. “Karl had a keen moral fiber,” Rachel said. “But also a dry wit and a penchant for gentle kidding.”

A Pittsburgh native and graduate of Peabody High School and the University of Pittsburgh, class of 1954, Karl spent two years in the United States Army, primarily as a cryptographer in Taiwan after the Korean War. He founded the stock brokerage firm of Babbitt Meyers & Company in the Union Trust Building in the late 1960s and later was a vice president at several investment firms, including UBS Paine Webber, ending his career at Merrill Lynch in 2000. William A. Luttner, a friend and business colleague for 37 years, said Karl’s guiding business principle was client advocacy. “Be careful with your client’s money, Karl would always say,” Luttner recalled. “Don’t sacrifice quality for yield.  Make patient decisions; the market is open everyday, he would add. Commonsense advice that isn’t so common.” Karl is survived by his daughter Beth Plotkins (Bob) of Kensington, MD and three sons: Alan (Sharon) of Pittsburgh, Andrew (Megan) of Denver and Noah (Kara) of Washington, D.C. and five grandchildren: Leah Plotkins, Jesse Meyers, Liesl Meyers, Anabelle Meyers and Ben Meyers. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 11 AM. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services, (10 - 11 AM). Interment Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Jewish Family and Children Service’s, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Squirrel Hill Food Pantry, c/o JFCS, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Hebrew Free Loan Association, 4307 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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Carl was a dear and dedicated friend to us. We have sadly heard of the great loss. We send our condolences to the family. The special memories will always remain with us.

By Sarit & Azriel Gamliel, Tel Aviv - December 29, 2019

What a caring and compassionate man! I will miss my cousin Karl very much. Love, Marci

By Marci Meyers Levin - December 21, 2019

Rachel, I can’t remember not knowing Carl. My Dad really loved and respected him. Did you know that my Dad gave him his army uniform when returned from the war? I also remember Carl jogging. He would always wave. Carl will be missed by the community. Gerrie Shapiro

By Gerrie Shapiro - December 20, 2019

So sorry to learn of the passing of your dear husband. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Carol Feldman Goldblum Nathenson {your former student}

By Carol Feldman Nathenson - December 20, 2019

So sad to hear off Karl’s death. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and know that so many are thinking of and sending love to you.,Rachel ,Fondly, Sally

By Sally Lebowitz - December 19, 2019