Mayers, N. Y. Patron, Dies of Heart Ailment: Regular at Metropolitan Courses for 60 Years, Succumbs at 80, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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Meyers, N. Y. Patron, Dies of Heart Ailment Regular at Metropolitan Courses For 60 Years, Succumbs at 80 NEW YORK, May 3.— Leo Meyers, who years ago was a betting commissioner at tracks in the metropolitan area, died of a heart condition at St. Clares Hospital here Saturday morning. He was 80. Meyers, who had recently claimed that he had not missed a day at the local tracks in more than 60. years, suffered a • heart attack two weeks ago and was advised to enter the hospital. He had been treated recently by Dr. Alexander Kaye, the Jockeys Guild physician. In his long career, Meyers, who. once operated a macaroni factory but gave that up during World War II. to become a race-i track regular, was associated with Max [Hirsch, Jack Amiel and other figures in New York racing. Meyers, a bachelor, is survived by two nieces, Florence Barnett and Caroline Waldhorm. The- body has been taken to the Mid-wood Memorial Chapel, 1625 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, where Visiting will be permitted starting at 4 p. m., Sunday. The funeral service, which will be conducted by Rabbi Emanuel Schenk, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, at 1 p. m. Burial will be at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Farmingdale, L. I., N"; Y.

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