George Earl Boyer, age 96 years and 3 months, of Warren went peacefully to be with Jesus on July 12, 2016 at the Rouse Home. He was born on April 13, 1920 to the late George and Flossie Boyer. After graduating from Warren High School he entered the U.S. Air Force on December 8, 1941. He received training to the rank of Sergeant at Chanute Air Force Base followed by Staff Sergeant training in Las Vegas after which he was transferred to McDill AFB where he joined the 454th Squadron of the 323rd Bomb Group. During WWII he flew numerous missions over England, France, Germany and Austria in a B-26 Marauder. He was honorably discharged on October 21, 1945 as a Staff Sergeant with a good conduct metal and 4 bronze stars. Following his military service he married the late Rachel C. Brian on December 8, 1945. He was employed by Delux Metal Interoyal for 41 years and after retiring from there he worked for 13 years for PNC Bank.
He was a member of North Star Lodge 241 F&AM, Warren County Shrine Club, and Occidental Royal Arch chapter. He was also a member of the Moose Club and life member of the American Legion. He was also a long time member of First Lutheran Church in Warren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rachel (July 28, 2001), his brother James Boyer (1973), sister Marge Shattuck (1995), nephew Bill Boyer (2009), niece Sandy Schick (2014) and granddaughter Amy Boyer (1999).
He is survived by his children Catharine [Dennis] McDonald, George [Ginja] Boyer, Deborah [Larry] Newland, and Fred [Sandy] Boyer; grandchildren Scott [Meghan] McDonald, Brian [Lynne] Boyer, Melanie (McDonald) Westfall, Heather (Williams) [Keith] Norfleet, Gary [Jessica] Williams, Nicole Postle, and Tara Boyer; great-grandchildren Brooke (McDonald) [Gary] Crook, Jordan Westfall, Devin McDonald, Madison Westfall, MacKenna McDonald, and Macy Westfall; and great-great-grandchildren Brooke and Warren Norfleet, Owen, Dylan and Greyson Boyer, Lia Postle, and Caidyn and Oliver Crook.
The family would also like to recognize and give thanks to Betty Knupp who was his closest companion and who he called “his life” for the last several years, and her daughter-in-law, Priscilla Knupp, who oversaw his affairs and demonstrated extraordinary dedication to his care over the past 3 years.
Calling hours will be held at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren PA, from 6PM to 8PM on Sunday July 17 where members of North Star Lodge 241 will conduct their Masonic service at 5:30PM. Calling will also be held on Monday, July 18, at First Lutheran Church, 109 W. 3rd Ave., Warren, PA, from 10AM until 11AM at which time services celebrating George’s life will be held with Rev. Jeff Ewing officiating. Interment will follow the services at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Honor Guard and members of the U.S. Army. The family suggests memorial donations to the First Lutheran Church, the Shriners Children’s hospital (Erie), or a charity of choice.