Dorothy  Moyer
RiverWoods Senior Living Community has lost one of its oldest residents. Dorothy Moyer, formerly of Sunbury, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at the age of 105.
Dorothy was born on Sept. 25, 1914, in Grantville, a daughter of the late Rev. Oliver Bittner and his wife, Irene (Felty) Bittner. Dorothy was predeceased by her sister, Arline Witmer.

Dorothy moved to Sunbury at age 13. She graduated from Sunbury High School and attended Susquehanna University, where she majored in music.

She was married to George Moyer for 33 years, during which time she taught private piano and voice lessons in her home. She also taught piano and voice lessons privately in Shamokin.
As a homemaker, she enjoyed caring for her garden, raising African violets, and raising her favorite cat, Tom. George predeceased her in 1979.

Since her father was the minister at United Lutheran Church at Crossroads, Dorothy continued to pursue interests in her church community when she went on to attend Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury. Besides being on the church counsel, she was President of Zion Lutheran Women, Chairperson of the Rachel Guild of Zion Church Women, Chairperson of Zion Brass Committee, and was active in the Social Ministry and Church Women United of Sunbury.

During her later years, she became a resident of the RiverWoods Community in 1999. She was quite active playing piano for Sunday school services, taking care of the plants in their greenhouse and watering many of the plants outside in the summer. She was also in charge of the greeting card display at the entrance. Dorothy had wonderful care at RiverWoods, both in assisted living and in the nursing home. She was loved by all the wonderful staff with whom she came in touch.

Dorothy is survived by a nephew, John Witmer, and his wife, Susan, of Lockport, N.Y., and their children, Kathleen and Michael.

There will be no prior visitation, and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorials in Dorothy's memory may be made to United Lutheran Church, 167 Seven Points Road, Sunbury, PA 17801, or Zion Lutheran Church, 15 S. Fifth St., Sunbury, PA 17801.

The immediate family of Dorothy is very grateful for the loving care RiverWoods Senior Living Community gave her over many years. Thanks also go out to the staff of Hospice of Evangelical, who cared for her so well in her final weeks.

Arrangements are by the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury.
Published on February 17, 2020


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Rhelda Mangle
Feb 19, 2020
She was a sweet lady. I loved setting & listening to her many stories. She was a sweet lady
Cathy Wolfe Davis
Feb 18, 2020
Mrs Moyer was also my piano teacher. What a wonderful teacher she was! Always reminding me that if I did not practice I would never get any better! I loved walking to her house after school for my lessons and the tasty treats she would give me when I got there!
Debbie Klock Fry
Feb 18, 2020
Mrs. Moyer was my piano teacher over 50 years ago . She was so kind and I loved her cat.