William Boyer

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William Boyer

September 10, 1943 - August 10, 2018

William Boyer, 74, of Northumberland, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at his home.
He was born Sept. 10, 1943, in Sunbury, a son of the late S. Helen (Chesney) and Charles W. "Butch" Boyer. He married Barbara (Slack) Boyer on November 23, 1968. They would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. This past June the entire family was able to celebrate at one of his favorite places, Walt Disney World.

Bill was a 1961 graduate of Sunbury High School and was proud to serve as class president until his death. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1965 an fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a math teacher.
He retired from Shikellamy School District in 2002 after 37 years of service. Bill enjoyed preparing tax returns for many years and was proud of the fact that all of the returns were completed on paper without using a computer. Many of his clients were family and friends or coworkers. He looked forward to their yearly visits.
Bill was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury, where he was baptized, confirmed, and married. Faith, church, family, and friends were foremost in his life.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, Bill is survived by two daughters Stephanie Boyer of Lewisburg and Lisa Nava of Selinsgrove; two granddaughters, Chelsea Boyer and Haylee Nava; and nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother Carl in 2014.

What made him truly happy was spending time with family and friends, planning family vacations, coaching his daughters and granddaughters, and attending their sporting events. He loved recalling stories and never tired of telling them over and over.
Bill was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished by his family and friends.

Friends and family may from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Fifth and Market streets, Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 1, with the Rev. Richard Fangmann officiating.
Interment will follow in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury.
As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions in Bill's honor to be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 15 S. Fifth St., Sunbury, PA 17801, or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury.
Condolences may be made at davidzweierfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 11, 2018
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Steven and Yvonne Stock
Aug 14, 2018
Dear Barbara, we are so sorry for your lost. Bill was a very kind person and we will miss him. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Colleen Heim
Aug 14, 2018
Our deepest condolences to your family. Bill was a wonderful person and great neighbor when we lived in Sun Valley.
Lori Proger
Aug 14, 2018
Lisa~ Much love to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Joanne Norris
Aug 13, 2018
Bill was a wonderful teacher and friend. He was always so helpful when tax season came around and guided through the process. I admired him for his help, his teaching and his loyalty and love for his family. He will be missed by all.
Vicki Hummel (Fry)
Aug 13, 2018
Stephanie - Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your father. Please accept my condolences. All of the times I spent at your house as a child, as well as having your dad as a teacher - he was the best! Love to you all.
Kerri McLoughlin
Aug 13, 2018
So very sorry to hear this. I truly enjoyed talking with Mr. Boyer over this last year and helping plan your Disney vacation. Deepest sympathies to you all.
Robert Walter
Aug 13, 2018
Very saddened to learn of Bill's passing. Truly a good man, who enjoyed life to its fullest. No matter when one met Bill for a brief chat or a hello, he had a smile and consistent positive attitude.I will miss seeing Bill at the Sunbury YMCA.
Jebediah Ramsey
Aug 12, 2018
I believe I had Mr. Boyer as a teacher the year before he retired. As I think of him, it’s how he made me feel, not anything he may have said that I remember. Those feelings were and are all positive. Although I’m sure it existed at some point, I never had the feeling that he was “burned out” from teaching. He smiled often and seemed to enjoy educating the students. I would like the family to know that he made a difference.
Aug 12, 2018
Barb, Steph, Lisa, Chelsea, Haylee and family, I am heartbroken for you all! Love you all! And know I am praying for comfort and peace for your days ahead! A TRUE GENTLEMAN, always!! Absent on Earth, present with the Lord! xo Kerri, Steve, Kaley Shea and Zack
Billie Spotts
Aug 12, 2018
Steph, I am sorry to hear this.
Melissa C. DeCecco
Aug 12, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to you at this time. You are in our prayers.
Dan, Butch, Dunkelberger
Aug 12, 2018
Barbara, i'm really sorry to hear about Bill, he will be missed as a great husband ,father and friend. I remember he organized the last of the Owls Dance, that I enjoyed, My prayers are with you
Judy Owens
Aug 12, 2018
Barb, so very sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family
Wendy Gross Bauman
Aug 12, 2018
Condolences to the Boyer family, Bill was a very nice man. He would always say hello and talk for a little then be on his way. God Bless !!!!!!
Jan Riegel
Aug 12, 2018
Met Bill at the Y several years ago. We shared our love for old time Rock & Roll & would discuss upcoming shows. When I started a fundraiser for Alzheimer's, Bill would be the first to give. He lost his aunt, who was like his second mother, to this disease. He was a kind & gentle man who will be greatly missed. RIP🙏
Kenneth H. Brownwell
Aug 12, 2018
To the Boyer families please accept my deepest and sincere condolences for the loss of a great man and math teacher. Mr. Boyer was the teacher that i went to when struggling with my math and his was instrumental in helping me keep my grades up so i could graduate with my class in 1984. For that accomplishment i will never forget him as a great teacher who cared enough to help struggling students.
Margaret & Chuck Sabornie
Aug 12, 2018
Our families have shared so many happy memories. Bill will be missed, but the memories last forever. Our love to Barb, Stephanie, Lisa, Chelsea, and Haley ( he loved you all so much).
Brian Habermehl
Aug 12, 2018
A soft spoken gentleman with lots of wisdom and a great smile is who I see in the 8th Grade Hallway of Sunbury Middle School.Teaching us math and to use our minds even when technology was available. A super kind face that you look forward to seeing. He will be missed.
Becky Persing
Aug 12, 2018
Barb, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My heart goes out to you and the girls.
Chris and Amy Minnich
Aug 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of Bills passing. May your recent memories keep you comforted during this time. God bless Barb, Stephanie,Lisa and the rest of the Boyer family.
Chris and Amy Minnich
Aug 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of Bills passing. May your recent memories keep you comforted during this time. God bless Barb, Stephanie,Lisa and the rest of the Boyer family.
Joann and Dennis lynch
Aug 12, 2018
Sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing bill at the y.
Sherry and John Hune
Aug 12, 2018
We loved Bill so dearly--he was our precious friend, and we will forever cherish him...Our hearts and all our love are with Barb and all of Bill's family.
Trina Miller
Aug 12, 2018
For Bill's family and dear friends, he was my middle school math teacher. His love for people and for math was obvious, and he never gave up on a struggling student. He helped me tackle long division, and made me love it! I'm thankful for him, and I pray for your grieving hearts.
Dianne Fabian Wilson
Aug 11, 2018
Barb, I'am so sorry for you lost. Prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. GOD BLESS!