MERIDEN - Jonathan Brian Meigs, 54, of 40 Oxbow Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of Alice Hyatt Meigs. Born in Meriden on March 12, 1948, he was the son of the late Carlton and Barbara Perham Meigs. He was a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and received a Masters Degree from Central Connecticut State University. He was employed by the Meriden Board of Education as a fourth grade teacher at John Barry School and participated in numerous community and school activities. Besides his wife, he is survived by a step-daughter and her fiancee, Susan E. Barton and John Salka of Wallingford; two stepsons and their wives, James B. and Erin Barton of Meriden and Thomas M. and Lori Barton of Meriden; a sister and her husband, Deborah and Jerry Gunn of Newburg, Maine; two grandchildren, Emily S. Barton and William E. Barton, both of Meriden; two uncles, Richard L. Perham of Meriden and William Perham of Chicago; a niece, Caitlyn Gunn of Newburg, ME; and a nephew, Joshua Gunn, also of Newburg, ME. He is also survived by T. Scott Harris of Meriden and Andrew Harris of Maine. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 20 Catlin St., Meriden. The Rev. Robert Stocksdale will officate. Relatives and friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions in Mr. Meigs' memory may be made to Project Excel, a scholarship program for students in Meriden, c/o Kathy Lehrmitt, Platt High School, 220 Coe Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.

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  1. Alice, I was so sorry I was not able to attend the wake or Mem. Service but I have been home sick with Bronchitis. I can still remember the days at John Barry when we would all have lunch tog. I did not realize Jon had bypass surgery last year until I spoke to Gail this week. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Alice, our thoughts are with you as I remember some of the wonderful times with Jon, especially the way he could put a smile on our face when we really didn\’t feel like it. He will sorely missed.

  3. Alice, we are so shocked and sadened by John\’s passing. our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. His love for teaching was unsurpassed. His patience and understanding helped my son James and this year he was great working with my grandson Marcus. He will be missed .

  4. As a college roommate of Sue\’s I actually never got to meet Jon but just knowing his profession…well, it takes a special man to be a teacher, father, and husband. My deepest sympathy and prayers to Jon\’s family and friends in this time of need.

  5. Dear Alice & family, I learned of Jon\’s passing from Rick Mahoney of Branford, and wanted to express my grief and sadness. And, even though we do not know each other, I wanted you to know my prayers, thoughts, and sympathy are with you and your family. Jon and I were roomates for a time at Southern Connecticut, good friends, colleagues, and he was very active in student government at the time. Many fine memories to focus on. I wish I could be there with you today. Like Connecticut, D.C. was hammered by a large snowfall. We are still trying to return to normal, but it will be a while. Again, my thoughts are with you. We will be making a donation in Jon\’s name to Project Excel.

  6. Dear Alice and family, I can\’t express how sorry I was to hear of Jonathans death!I had just met him at Hanover,he was in a meeting.We stopped briefly and talked..I will never forget how kind you and he were to me when I worked for you as a para for a year..You both made me feel as though I was such a part of the faculty..And even included me in the social aspects as well. You two were a very special pair.One that will never be replaced… Jonathan\’s love for all the children in his classes the care he showed and at times it wasn\’t easy.But he never gave up on any of them..His great sense of humor and his wonderful smile! I hope all the wonderful time you had together and the wonderful memories will some how help in this time of sorrow. If there is ever anything I can do please don\’t hesitate to call…All my love and sympathy to you all. Noreen Bordeau

  7. Dear Alice and Family, We send our deepest sympathy. We are sorry but we will be away at the end of the week and will not be able to attend the services. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, The Dolans

  8. i am really sorry to hear about this he was a graet teacher and a fun nature trail teacher he will be missed alot from me alivia stringer 4th grade mrs kiley

  9. I found Mr Meigs to be a great teacher and from what I know of him and from what my daughter has told me of him he was a wonderful person. He will surley be missed by all.

  10. I knew Mr. Meigs well and will recall with great kindness and love the hours we spent together while I was dating his son Scott. He always had a great interest in the history of my home. This world was blessed by his presence here and will never be the same without him. My prayers to you Mrs. Meigs.

  11. I will always remember the days spent in Belgrade with Jon, fishing..laughing. The 10 plus years he was my mothers husband were good ones for me. It will take a while to understand why things like this happen..too young.. I will be there on Friday and Saturday Andrew

  12. My deepest regrets to Mrs. Meigs, Sue, Tom, Jim, Scott & Andrew. I had the chance to meet him only once. I was home on leave with Scott and we ran into him. He was a kind and gentle man. May he rest in peace and may God in heaven give those who mourn comfort.

  13. My fondest memory of Mr. Meigs came not as his student, but in the relationship I devolped with him after I befriended his sons. The countless pick up ball games in their yard on Paddock Avenue will always be remembered. Also the trip I took with the Meigs family to the cabin in Maine will be a high point in my life. I will miss him deerly, it has been many years since I have seen hmi, but he will always be remembered!

  14. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you Alice and Family. Memories of our John Barry Family, John and all of our friends we have lost will always be held deep in my heart. Memories of our End of Year Picnics with you and John at your home will always be fond memories for myself and many of our friends. May you have Peace my friend. I have made a donation to Project Excel in John\’s memory. God Bless You

  15. Our deepest sympathy and condolences at the loss of your family member. They say that the son is a mirror reflection of his father. If this is true, then Scott Harris truely exemplifies the character and spirit that his stepfather instilled within him. Although Scott and I have never met in person, he continues to be both a business acquaintance and a true friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jen in your time of need. Take care and God bless you all.

  16. Until retirement, teaching in a room next to Jon\’s classroom, I was privileged to hear the joy of teaching and learning coming from his room. My deepest sympathy to Jon\’s family and fellow teachers at John Barry School.

  17. We send out most deepest sympthy for your loss. May God bless and protect you. (collage room mate lil\’brother).

  18. We, the members of Playground Productions express our most heartfelt sympathies to Mrs. Meigs, Scott and Andrew. May God bless you and keep you. Vinnie, Jake, .Indy. and Ramon

  19. A teacher,a friend,and a colleague. You will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  20. Dear Alice, There is an ache in everyone\’s heart because of your loss. Jon will be dearly missed. I\’m here whenever you need me. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lin

  21. I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Jon Meigs. I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife Alice, my ADK sister, and his family. Jon and Alice were very involved in the development of the Nature Trail behind John Barry School. I was very involved with the development of the Nature Trail behing Casimir Pulaski School. As a result, we all participated in the S.N.A.P.(School Nature Area Program) and we shared many wonderful outdoor experiences during the workshops we attended together. Jon was a wonderful teacher and a good friend and I will miss seeing him at various school events and parties. Jon and Alice taught side by side for years and were a terrific team. It was only natural for them to become husband and wife as they shared the same passion for teaching and the same love of nature. They made a wonderful couple. It will be difficult to see Alice without Jon by her side, but I know he will always be with her in spirit. Alice will have the love and support of her school community and her ADK sisters.

  22. Our Deepest sympathy. Mr.Meigs will be missed by so many. Our children are very fortunate to have been blessed with his presence and his love for teaching shone through with every smile. The Meigs family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  23. We will always remember the smile\’s and laughs he shared.We are thankful for his involvement in school activities, and the kindness he shared.We give our sympathy to friends and family. Lots of great memories.He is in our thoughts and prayers.

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