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Leroy A. Boyer

August 3, 1932 ~ October 17, 2020 (age 88)

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Leroy A. Boyer
October 17, 2020

Leroy A. Boyer (Shug), 88, of New Boston, formerly of Newtown/Tremont, PA, passed away peacefully Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Sch. East, Pottsville, under the care of Compassus Hospice.

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

Leroy was of the Lutheran Faith but for the last 3 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 w/ 1st thru 4th Awards, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 Device, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm, Bronze Star Medal, 4 Overseas Bars, 7 Service Stripes, and the National Defense Service Medal w/ 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 step daughters, Marie M Costa and husband John of New Boston, whom he had been living with for the last 3 years due to medical issues, Patricia M Bachman and husband Edgar of New Boston; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; two sons, Dennis and wife Cindy Boyer of Pine Grove, 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, NC; a sister-in-law MaryJane Boyer of Mechanicsburg; nieces and nephews; his caregiver Kimberly Selley who called him Uncle Leroy; and his beloved dog Patunia.

A viewing will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove.  Graveside Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to either the 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.

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October 23, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
H L Snyder Funeral Home Inc
139 S Tulpehocken St
Pine Grove, PA 17963


Hillside SPCA
P.O. Box 233, Pottsville PA 17901

Compassus Hospice and palliative Care
1001 James Dr. Suite b34, Leesport PA 19533

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