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John D. Boyer
February 3, 1940 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
John D. Boyer Jr., 83, of Sunbury, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at his home.
He was born Feb. 3, 1940, in Sunbury, a son of the late John D. Sr., and Elva (Osman) Boyer. On Jan. 28, 1961, he married the former Brenda Wilhour who preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2018.
John was a graduate of Shamokin High School and later received his master's degree from Penn State University. He retired after many years from Southern Columbia School District as their Industrial Arts teacher. He owned and operated Boyer's Christmas Tree Farm for 30 years where he enjoyed socializing with friends and former students.
He attended Miller's Crossroads United Methodist Church, Sunbury.
Mr. Boyer was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge No. 349, Elysburg where he served as past-master.
He was a member of the Stonington Fire Company and as an outdoorsman, was a member of the Stone Top Hunting Club.
John is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Lynn W. and Lori J. Boyer of Durham, NC; one daughter and son-in-law, Keri J. and James H. Miller of Danville; three grandchildren, Ashley Hester, Rochelle Austin and Matthew Miller; seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Olivia, Tighe, Dakota, Camren, Xander and Braelyn; and one sister, Joyce Williams of Sunbury.
In addition to his parents and wife of 57 years, John was preceded in death by one sister, Pam Boyer.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Miller's Crossroads United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1929 Plum Creek Road, Sunbury.
In lieu of flowers, in honor of John's commitment to education, contributions may be made to the donor's local library.
Arrangements are by the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury.