In Remembrance is an occasional column featuring short obituaries of CAS members who have recently passed away. These obituaries and sometimes longer versions are posted on the CAS website; search for “Obituaries.”
Mentor and Musician with a Love for Jokes
Robert George Eyers (FCAS 1973)
Robert George Eyers passed away in October 2022, in Venice, Florida. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to George and Helen (Faust) Eyers, he was a man who loved God and put that love into action every day. Eyers was deeply devoted to his wife Barbara (Blodgett), with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage until her passing four years before Eyers. Together they were a shining example of love and faith to their four children, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Eyers graduated from St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin, where he entered the 7th grade to study for priesthood. Despite not continuing to become a priest, he remained very active in the Catholic Church all his life through music ministry, parish council, teaching, small church community, Knights of Columbus and monetary support. He was known for his sharp mind and warm folksy humor. He was a trusted advisor to many. Eyers earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Wisconsin State College and a master’s in business at The Ohio State University. He started his career as a data analyst at Sentry Insurance in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, was an actuary for Aetna Insurance in Hartford, Connecticut, and for JC Penney Property and Casualty Insurance in Westerville, Ohio, where he also served as senior vice president. He finished his actuarial career with KPMG Peat Marwick and Rector & Assoc. Eyers loved music and played the guitar, piano and violin. Later in life, he composed his own songs, which he was able to record in a studio. After moving to Florida, Eyers loved to go to the beach, play golf and observe the alligators and birds living on the golf course right behind his home. He always had a joke in hand and could always find some way to bring light to any situation.