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 Walter R Boyer

Walter R Boyer

Birth
Gowen City, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jun 2013 (aged 84)
Gowen City, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Gowen City, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Walter R. Boyer
GOWEN CITY — Walter R. Boyer, 84, of Gowen City, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013, at his residence. He had been in ill health for the past two years.
Born Sept. 1, 1928, in Gowen City, he was a son of the late Rufus and Ruth V. (Whary) Boyer. He was a lifetime resident of Gowen City.
He was a 1947 graduate of Shamokin High School.
Walter was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War as a staff sergeant.
On June 25, 1955, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Gowen City, he married the former June Troxell, who preceded him in death.
He was married on Oct. 5, 1996, in St. Paul's UCC, Gowen City, to the former Beverly A. Collier-Rebuck, who survives.
Walter was co-owner, operator, nurseryman and Christmas tree grower for the former Troxell Brothers Nurseries, Gowen City.
He was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gowen City, and formerly served on church council and the church cemetery association.
He was a life member of Northumberland American Legion Post No. 44, Gratz VFW Post No. 2385, East Cameron Township Fire Company where he was former treasurer, West Cameron Nimrods and the Sunbury Elks. He was a member of the 45th Infantry Division Association, the 279th Infantry Association (Thunderbird), the Erdman Sportsman Association, the National Rifle Association of America and the Good Fellowship Club of Ashland, and a former member of the Pennsylvania Nurseryman's Association, Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association, the National Christmas Tree Growers Association and the Shamokin Moose.
Walter was an avid hunter. He was proud of his hunting license collection, which had a license from every year since 1944, except when he was fighting in Korea in 1951. He loved taking deep sea fishing trips to New York and the New Jersey coast and enjoyed many years of laughter and love with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Beverly, he is survived by a daughter, Claire M. (Boyer) Bonshock and her husband, Gregory, of Paxinos; a son, Curtis A. Boyer and his wife, Stephanie M. (Pavelko) Boyer, of Gowen City; two stepsons, Sean G. Rebuck and his wife, Heather (Kahler) Rebuck, of West Cameron, and Jody V. Rebuck, of East Cameron; four grandchildren, Brianna Bonshock, Megan Boyer, Amanda Rebuck and Kyle Rebuck; a brother, Rufus "Eph" Boyer Jr. and his wife, Bonnie, of Mechanicsburg; several brothers- and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Darrell "Pat" Boyer and Grant "Rusty" Boyer and three sisters, Betty (Boyer) Culp, Alma (Boyer) Carl, and Liza (Boyer) Troxell.
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BOYER — Walter R. Boyer, 84, of Gowen City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Gowen City with the Rev. David Byerly officiating. Burial with Military Honor Guard will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Gowen City. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4663 Upper Road, Shamokin, 17872, or to the donor's favorite charity.
Published in News Item on June 5, 2013, Wednesday
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  • Created by: Joanne Gross Vaughn
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111819968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter R Boyer (1 Sep 1928–3 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111819968, citing Saint Pauls Reformed Church Cemetery, Gowen City, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Joanne Gross Vaughn (contributor 46482187) .