Raymond Boyer, 77, was Warner Lambert machinist, Akron Lion, handyman

By on November 6, 2013

Raymond L. Boyer, 77, of Akron, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Elizabeth Township to the late Warren and Evelyn (Ditzler) Boyer and was the husband of Janet Mae Boyer with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.

Raymond was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Steven’s Trade School. He worked as a machinist for Warner Lambert, Lititz for 41 years. He was a former member of the Akron Lions Club, played on the First Church softball team, a Phillies fan, a handyman, he also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Donna M., wife of James Dull of Ephrata; Julie A., wife of Steve Mathiot of Akron; Gina, wife of Scott Hoover of Ephrata; a granddaughter: Marcy A. Dull; two grandsons: Ryan S. and Justin E. Hoover; a sister: Shirley Knier, companion of William Rice of Lititz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson: Derrick J. Dull and a brother: Ivan Boyer.

A gathering to celebrate Raymond’s life was held Nov. 2 at the Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, followed by his memorial service with Rev. Walter Carter officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family would prefer memorial contributions in Raymond’s memory be made to The Fight On Foundation, c/o Donna Dull, 200 N. Maple Street, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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