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Leroy A. Boyer


1932 - 2020
Leroy A. Boyer Obituary

Leroy A. "Shug" Boyer, 88, of New Boston, formerly of Newtown/Tremont, passed away peacefully Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street under the care of Compassus Hospice.

Leroy was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Rausch Creek. He was a son of the late Theodore S. Boyer Sr. and Jennie M. Kocher Boyer Wolff.

Leroy was of the Lutheran faith, but for the last three years, he attended St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City.

Leroy was an Army veteran, serving in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He receive the Good Conduct Medal with 1st through 4th Awards, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Bronze Star Medal, 4 Overseas Bars, 7 Service Stripes and the National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

He was a wheel vehicle mechanic and worked as a mechanic at Fort Indiantown Gap. After his retirement from the Gap, he worked as a fork lift mechanic at St. Jude Polymer Plastic, Frackville, until he retired from there. He loved fixing anything.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice O. Matruder Boyer, in 2012; a daughter, Jennifer Solt; a son, Lee Boyer; a brother, Theodore Boyer Jr.; a sister, Dorothy B. Lurwick.

Leroy is survived by his two stepdaughters, Marie M. Costa and husband, John, of New Boston, whom he had been living with for the last three years due to medical issues, Patricia M. Bachman and husband, Edgar, of New Boston; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sons, Dennis and wife, Cindy Boyer, of Pine Grove, and Wayne and wife, Lynn Boyer, of Cressona; two daughters, Joyce Wetzel and Beverly Boyer Ney, both of Tremont; a son-in-law, Gerald Solt, of Tremont; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Boyer, of Liberty; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Steve and his wife, Jane Boyer, of Tremont; a sister, Nancy Brown, of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister-in-law, MaryJane Boyer, of Mechanicsburg; nieces and nephews; his caregiver, Kimberly Selley, who called him Uncle Leroy; his beloved dog, Patunia.

A viewing will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove. Graveside services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to either Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233., Pottsville, PA 17901, or Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care, 1001 James Drive, Suite B-34, Leesport, PA 19533, in his memory. You may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2020
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