James K. Moyer

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James K. Moyer, 84, of Shady Grove, Lemont Furnace, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, with his loving family by his side.


He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and uncle, and all who knew him lost a special friend. He touched many lives in many ways throughout his lifetime. He will be missed, but his memory will live on forever in many people’s hearts and will never be forgotten.


Mr. Moyer was born Tuesday, November 27, 1928, a son of the late Andrew Curtis and Mary Matthews Moyer.


He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed frequent rides to his properties in Greene County. He enjoyed the simple things in life and cherished his family and friends.


Mr. Moyer was a 1946 graduate of North Union High School, where he served as his senior class secretary-treasurer.


While he was in high school, he worked at his father’s hardware and feed store in Hopwood. He bought a dump truck and hauled for Eureka Fire Brick Co.


He served honorably with the U.S. Army in the infantry during the Korean War.


Mr. Moyer was a member of the General George C. Marshall AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood and North Union Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8543.


After his father started A.C. Moyer Co., he worked for the company and then co-owned it with his brother, Bud, until their retirement.


After retirement, he continued to stay active in the business by continuing to buy equipment and keeping a watchful eye on things. He also was a partner in Moyer, Moyer, Mechling Land Co.


Deceased, in addition to his parents, are brothers George C. Moyer and wife Phyllis and William “Bud” Moyer; niece Dr. Kim Karschner; and stepmother Erma Bitner Moyer.


Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Althea York Moyer; daughters Zelda Moyer of Lemont Furnace and Mona Collins and husband Jeff of Lemont Furnace; grandson Brian Cobbs of Lemont Furnace; granddaughter Megan Collins of Lemont Furnace; nephews Jeffery Moyer of Wind Ridge and Ben Moyer of Farmington; niece Becky (Moyer) Wilcosky of Uniontown; sister-in-law Frances Moyer; brother-in-law Floyd York; and business partner Russ Mechling.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday and until 11 a.m., the time of service, Tuesday, March 19, in Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home Inc. 603 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, with the Rev. Terence Teluch and the Rev. Dan Brant officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.


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