Former Peoria Catholic Bishop John Myers Dies at 79

By Nick Vlahos
Peoria Journal Star
September 24, 2002

A former spiritual leader of Peoria-area Catholics died Thursday morning.

Archbishop John J. Myers was surrounded by family when he died in a care facility in Ottawa, according to a statement from Catholic Diocese of Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky. Myers was 79.

Myers served as Peoria bishop from 1990 until 2001, when he became archbishop in Newark, N.J.

In 2016, Myers retired from his Newark post.








Any original material on these pages is copyright © 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.