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Myron Wilner '43

Myron Wilner, age 90, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2016 in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Marion (Leonard) Wilner to whom he had been married for 66 years.

Born in New York City, the son of the late Israel and Fannie (Schiff) Wilner, he was a 1943 graduate of Townsend Harris High School in New York City. Upon his graduation from high school, Myron was called to serve in the United Sates Army during World War II as part of the Army Specialized Training Program until his honorable discharge in 1946. After returning from the war, Mr. Wilner enrolled in The City College of New York, where he graduated from in 1947. He was also a graduate of Brooklyn Law School in 1954 with degrees in Law and Accounting.

A Certified Public Accountant for over 60 years, Mr. Wilner joined the firm of Meyer & Regan in Fall River in 1956 and when he became a partner in 1958, the firm was renamed Meyer, Regan & Wilner LLP.

A civic and community leader in Fall River, Mr. Wilner was a former Director of the Fall River Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, the Marine Museum, the Industrial Development Financing Authority and the Rogers Foundation, former Board Member of Temple Beth-El, the United Way Allocation Committee and a member of the New York State Bar Association.

A caring husband and loving father and grandfather, Mr. Wilner also enjoyed current events, daily newspapers, the theatre and Bakers Beach.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, he is survived by his three sons, Andrew Wilner and his wife Irene of Newport, Matthew Wilner, MD and his fiancée Saundra Steinberg of Dallas, TX and David Wilner, PhD and his wife Sarah of Cambridge; four grandchildren, Jacob, Benjamin and Russell Wilner and Zaida Block. He was also the brother of the late Morris and Sol Wilner.

Published in The Providence Journal on Dec. 5, 2016