James K. Boyer Sr., 75, of 4380 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 13, 1942, in Hartley Township, a son of the late Solomon and Lydia (Oyster) Boyer. On May 18, 2001, at Driesbach United Church of Christ, he married the former Nancy Miller who survives.
Jim was a member of the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, Lewisburg.
Jim worked as a mason by trade.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Ralph Davis, of New Columbia, and Stacey and Tony Reich, of Dewart; one son, Jimmy K. Boyer, of Middleburg; two grandchildren, Courtney Haas and Blaine Haas and wife Brittany; two great-grandchildren, Kale Yost and Addie Haas; one stepson, Edwin C. Miller Jr., of Lewisburg; siblings, Betty Jordan of Philadelphia, Shirley Libby, of Mifflinburg, Mary Lloyd, of Mifflinburg, Kathryn and husband Ken Beaver, of Lewisburg, Donald Boyer, of Mifflinburg, and Bob and wife Alverna Boyer, of Hartleton; one brother-in-law, Paul Hollenbach, of Winfield; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, John David; and his siblings and their spouses, Mildred and Marlin Wenrick, Marie Gift, Hilda and Eugene Sheesley, Junior Boyer, William Boyer, Grace Hollenbach, and Milford who died in infancy.
Jim was a quiet man and very kind and helpful to others. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was often with his buddies fishing at R. B. Winter State Park, as well as the family cabin during hunting season.
He and his wife traveled with friends extensively throughout the United States, several cruises including a 15 day cruise through the Panama Canal and visited several countries in South America as well as Costa Rica and the Cayman Islands. He and his wife enjoyed golfing and traveled to various destinations to golf in the winter.
Jim was a member of Lafayette Masonic Lodge 194 of Selinsgrove as well as a past member of Zembo Shrine Harrisburg and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Harrisburg. As long as his health was good, he participated with events in Harrisburg which benefited the Shriners Children Hospital in Philadelphia.
Family and friends are invited to visit from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisburg, where a Masonic service conducted by Masons of Lafayette Masonic Lodge 194 of Selinsgrove will begin 1, the funeral service will follow with Pastor Nathan J. Druckenmiller, officiating.
Interment will be in the Dreisbach Church Cemetery.
The family will provide the flowers and donations can be made in Jim's memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140, or to Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or to the charity of one's choice.
Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.
To share in Jim's online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com.
Published on June 20, 2017