Stanley Meyer (Stanley Allen Meyer) was born August 24, 1940, and was one of two twin boys. His twin brother is Stephen Meyer.
Meyer was born and lived on Columbus' East Side before moving to Grandview Heights, where he finished high school.
At 6 feet 3 and with a booming voice, Stanley Meyer was charismatic and persuasive, equally conversant with physicists and bricklayers.
He was also eccentric. His favorite phrase was "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition," friends said.
He once called Grove City police to his home and laboratory on Broadway to report a suspicious package. The Columbus bomb squad detonated the parcel, only to discover it was equipment that he had ordered.
He was the author of various patents in oceanography, cardiac monitoring and banking systems of validation (42 in all including 10 in Canada).