Joseph Meier, town supervisor and longtime Salem School teacher, dies

Joseph Meier

Salem town Supervisor and local educator Joseph Meier died Sunday, town Chairman Diann Tesar said in an email.

“Joe Meier will be missed by many. … Please keep his family in your prayers!” Tesar’s email said.

Meier most recently won re-election to the Town Board in April. He taught for 27 years at Salem School, retiring in 2002.



  1. Karen Mahoney says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this. Joe was a very good and honorable man–my prayers go out to his family

  2. Ed T says:

    So sorry to here about Joe. Both of our children had the pleasure of learning from him. My prayers to his family.

  3. Sarah Burnett says:

    I had Mr. Meier as a teacher while I was enrolled at Salem. He left an imprint in my life and I will miss him dearly.

  4. DuWayne Jennings says:

    I had Joe as Teacher back in the 70’s and made an impact on me as a fair and no nonsense man. As an adult I would continue to see him at various community events. He stands as my favorite teacher ever. For those that know him, an honorable, ethical man that pulled no punches. The children of the future suffered a loss when he retired from teaching and now the community with his passing. I particularly enjoyed catching up with Joe and introducing him to my children and them having an opportunity from time to time subbing in their classes. I know that his daughter will continue in her fathers footsteps as leaving a lasting impression on her students as her father has on me. My deepest apologies to Joe’s daughters for not attending his departing ceremony, as I was informed this evening of his passing.

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