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Boe D. Pillsbury

November 20, 1971 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old
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Boe D. Pillsbury 
December 22, 2023 

Boe D. Pillsbury, 52, of Old Forge Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023 at home. 

Born on November 20, 1971 in Pottsville, he was a son of Kitty M. (Spittler) and husband Robert Sowers Sr. of Pine Grove and the late Thomas H. Pillsbury 

He was a 1990 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School where he played football and was a member of JROTC and the Debate Team. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 27th Engineers Combat airborne 18th airborne Corp. in Ft. Bragg, N.C. 

Boe had been a member of Boy Scout Troop 111 where he achieved the rank of Life Scout. He loved to search flea markets, antiquing, muscle cars, and motorcycles, He was an avid reader with a love of history and enjoyed watching jeopardy. He was happiest spending time in the garage working on and restoring different projects. 

Boe worked at various warehouses in the area. 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step mother, Gail Pillsbury; maternal grandparents, Thomas W. Spittler and Shirley J. and husband Joseph Butcavage; paternal grandparents, Charles and Alice Pillsbury; maternal great grandmother Grace Fegley. 

Surviving, in addition to his mother and step father, are his wife, Sarah Strouphauer Pillsbury; three sons, Gavin, Connor and Alexander Pillsbury; a granddaughter, Isabella J. Stoudt; his rescue dog "Boy"; two sisters, Hope and husband Daniel Orwig, Shannon Yoder and companion Jacob Camarena, both of Pine Grove; two step brothers, Robert Sowers, Jr., of Pine Grove, Ryan and husband Reniel Castaneira of Florida; a step sister, Bobbi Jo Sowers of Harrisburg; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. 

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Noon, at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc, Pine Grove with Pastor John Hassler officiating. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 from 10:30 A.M. until Noon at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, 18 Wertz Dr., Pine Grove, PA 17963 in his memory. 

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January 2, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963

Memorial Service
January 2, 2024

12:00 PM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963


Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA
18 Wertz Dr., Pine Grove PA 17963


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