Biography: MYRTLE DRYER was born on April 25, 1931 from Harlem, New York.
Daughter of Bernice Whiting (Deceased), Mr. & Mrs. Perkins was her known caretakers for most of her childhood. She was a humble, hard working loving woman. She dedicated her life to her daughter. She was a dedicated mother, big sister and amazing friend.
Myrtle began her career in studying to become a Mortician at Perkins Funeral Home. She also had a love for luxury clothing that led her into the career of becoming an Assistant Buyer in the Garment District. She worked for companies like Bloomingdales, and Goldblatt Brothers. She mastered her trade as a clothing buyer, and a mortician. Myrtle was known by her friends as the great piano player. As Myrtle matured into her career, she went into the field of Social Services, where she became known to be the first Supervisor to run two severely mentally ill cottages simultaneously for the Jewish Childcare Association. Myrtle was known for her bright colorful “SWAG”. She enjoyed collecting pins from other countries that she had traveled too. She displayed and wore her pins proudly on her lapel jackets.
Myrtle was a mother of one child, Wanda Dryer. She leaves behind two godchildren, her little sister Joan, and best friends, Phyllice, Yvonne, Dawn, Gail, Marylyn, Gerry, Yasmine, Denise, Vanessa, KD, Sandra, Donna C, and many more.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days,
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before me the sun:
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done