William C. Boyer, Sr., 83, of Drums, passed away Tuesday evening at Hazleton General Hospital, following a two-year illness.
Born in Pottsville, April 1, 1929, he was the son of the late Winfield and Marie (Sandrock) Boyer and was raised in Pottsville. He spent the past 62 years in Drums after moving from Hazleton.
Bill was the manager of Moyer Electric, Hazleton, where he worked for 62 years before retiring in 2010. He was a member and past council member of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Johns. He was a 50 year member of Hazle-Azalea Fellowship Lodge #327 F&A Masons. He was also a member of the Butler Township Fire Company, and Bunton Bock Old Timers. He assisted with the Boy Scouts in Drums when his sons were young and enjoyed camping and fishing trips to Canada.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife the former Lucille J. Sims, who passed away December 12, 2002; a grandson Jason Boyer, June 2, 2005; and sisters Margaret Smith, Winnie Murphy, and Evelyn Shandri.
Surviving are two sons, William C., Jr. and his wife Marie; and Larry R. and his wife Mary, all of Drums; four grandchildren Jennifer Krebs, James, Joseph, and Ivy Boyer; three great-grandchildren, Emily and Sophia Krebs and Branden Boyer; a brother Richard Boyer, Pottsville; a brother-in-law Larry Sims and his wife MaryEllen, Drums; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Saturday at 10 am from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, with his pastor, Sister Janet Stump officiating. Burial will follow in St. Johns Lutheran and UCC Cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening 7-9 pm.
Memorial donations to St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, 772 St. Johns Road, St. Johns PA 18247 would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
My deepest condolences on your loss. Bill worked with my husband (Herbie at Moyers Electronics) who passed away in 2002. They were always chatting up a storm about what ever was the topic of the day on the radio...I remember Bill being there at night when Herbie would come in from the road and I would pick him up...Bill and I would be talking about my uncles the Marchetti boys in the valley...I will remeber his smile and laughter..may god watch over your family at this time of sorrow..
Posted Fri July 13, 2012
Dear Bill and Marie and family,
Please know that your many, many friends share your loss and are with you in spirit during these trying times. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all.
Carol Shandri Raczka
Posted Fri July 13, 2012
Dear Boyer family, So very sorry for the loss of your dad, Uncle Billy was such a sweet and gentle man. Get togethers were so much fun when he was there. He was always a delight to be around. He has no pain and is re-united with his wife,parents,and his beloved sisters. My Mom (Evelyn) loved him so.Hold the beautiful memories close to your hearts and treasure them always. That will keep himver so near. May God help all of you through this difficult and sad time and guide you when the healing process begins. Take care of one another and to my dear,sweet,Uncle and god-father,Rest in Peace. We love you and you will always be in our hearts and NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.xoxoxo, Tommy, Carol,and Megan Raczka.xo
Shawn McShea and Family
Posted Sat July 14, 2012
Dear Bill, Marie, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren,
We are very sorry to hear of your recent loss. After talking with Bill Sr. at several family get-togethers over the years I could tell what a good man he was. He was easy to talk with, genuine, and a good role model for his beloved grandchildren and entire family all these years. He was also a very loyal, dedicated, and hard working man - as evidenced by his 62 years with the same employer.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you at this very difficult time.
The McShea Family of Conyngham and Mt. Top, PA