He was 89
Meyer Weisman, who founded Meyers Jewelers, in Grove City, Ohio, has died. He was 89.
Weisman worked at Harris Jewelers in Columbus, Ohio, as a teenager. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he returned to Harris Jewelers. He then worked at Rogers Jewelers for 14 years. He took over a Rogers Jewelers location in 1966, renaming it Meyers Jewelers.
“Surprisingly, from the minute I opened, we had a successful business, because we treated the customers the way we wanted to be treated ourselves,” Weisman told The Columbus Dispatch in 2007.
Weisman’s sons, Jeff and Scott, both joined the business after college and still work at the store today.
In addition to his two sons, Weisman is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann; sisters Barbara Cohen and Becky Zoldan; grandchildren Aaron, Justin, Ethan, Shane, Ella, Liza, and Avery Weisman; brother-in-law George Jacobs; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
(Photo courtesy of Meyers Jewelers)