Harry W. Guyer

Harry W. Guyer

YORK – Harry W. Guyer, 87, of York, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Senior Commons at Powder Mill in York. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Leonard) Guyer who passed away on January 15, 2003.

Mr. Guyer was born May 6, 1933 in York and was the son of the late Wayne and Irene (Emig) Guyer.

He graduated in 1952 from William Penn High School in York. He was employed for over 40 years with KBA Motter in York before retiring in 1997. He also was employed and shared his talents at the Child Care Center at Stillmeadow Church of The Nazarene where he was a member. He was a member of the Train Collectors Association. He played softball in the industrial and church leagues, as well as coaching softball and soccer. He was William Penn’s Quarter Back during his high school years. His true passion was fishing and his love for building models.

Mr. Guyer is survived by four sons, Michael Guyer of York, David Guyer and his wife Debbie of TX, Gregg Guyer and his wife Amy of York, and Mark Guyer and his wife Sonia of York; 5 grandchildren; Sarah, Joshua, Lauren, Evan, and Owen, and one great granddaughter Kami and his sister, Evelyn Selby of Hellam.

Mr. Guyers service will be private but will be webcast at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 30, 2020 at www.yourstreamlive.com/events/1590077 Viewing will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf, PA. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Officiating at the service will be Reverend James Winter.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider The ARC of York County, 497 Hill Street, York, PA 17403.

To share memories of Mr. Guyer please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com

15 thoughts on “Harry W. Guyer

  1. Harry,
    I am saddened by your passing. Thank you for being such a great father in law to me. 40 years of your wisdom, prayers and encouragement has been such an influence in my life. I love your son so much and I am thankful for the character qualities that you helped instill in him. Being the example of how you treated Dot with such respect and honor was the best gift you could have given me. Even though miles separated us, we were still joined through our faith in The Lord.
    I will never understand your love for black licorice though! as well as
    Lebanon bologna! sandwiches (which your son loves!) We will cherish our times together whether it be here in Texas or up there. Playing Flashlight tag, going to Dutch Wonderland, Strasberg, the Amish country, church, balloon volleyball, a swim party, playing matchbook cars with your granddaughter will always be remembered. I am so thankful we have the ornaments you sent us every year to put on the Christmas tree. I love you so much! and again I thank you for being an awesome father in law!
    I will be reunited with you and Dot someday!

  2. I feel so honored to know such a wonderful man. Though I didn’t get to seem him often, I cherish the stories and pictures of Pap through Mark and Sonia’s family. He was such a wonderful patient family man that all men should aspire to be. He will be truly missed but I am comforted to know there is an angel on our side in heaven and he is finally reunited with his first love, Dorothy.

  3. The Guyers were both great role models for me as I grew up in church. Harry was a patient Sunday School teacher and softball coach. I loved whenever they invited our family to visit at their home. His trains were fascinating, as were the turtles in their backyard pond. I had fun playing with Greg and Mark, but even as a kid I was just as content to hang out with Harry and Dot. Harry’s patience with and love for Mike taught me a lot about what it means to be a father. As a Sunday School teacher and coach, Harry earned a lot of respect from me, so I wanted to call him “Mr. Guyer.” However, he would bristle when I called him that. He just wanted to be called “Harry.” If we called him “Mr. Guyer,” he would call on us to pray for the class or the softball team. Sometimes I would call him “Mr. Guyer” on purpose so he would call on me to pray. Prayer is a privilege and not something to be proud about, but I can freely admit that I felt a lot more competent when praying than I ever did on the softball field. I thank the Lord for Harry’s influence on my life.

  4. To the Guyer family,
    My sympathies for your loss. I knew Mr. Harry from Stillmeadow daycare. ALL the children loved him so much and he was always smiling and kind and laughing among the daycare “chaos.” As a working mother, it made me feel better that he was helping look after my children. Sending prayers for the family.

  5. I only knew you as Pap because I heard that name, lovingly used by all in your family. I have sat down beside you on those very hard bleacher seats. I found you to be a good man, a loyal and a kind man. You will be missed by your family as well as all who knew you ever so briefly.

  6. Dear Mark and family,

    Sorry for your loss and may you be granted peace to know your love one is at peace also.

  7. Growing up with Harry both in school church and life he and Dot were the best friends anyone could have. I know he is happy now being with the Lord and his only love and partner Dorthy. Comfort to the boys and families. May u rest in Gods love till its ur time to be with The Lord and parents God Bless

  8. What a joy it was to see Pap near the top of the bleachers every volleyball game I can remember. I will continue to look there each home match and remember…”Hey Pap or Hey Pap how are you today?” I’d get back “good” with a atta girl pump.

  9. Harry, you were 1 of a kind. Always new what to say and hownto make me laugh. THANK YOU for all the memories you and Dottie gave us. I will always remember you ❤

  10. Guyer family,
    I am so sorry for this great loss. Most of my memories from church through the years have always included both Harry and Dot. So, many good times at their home, on retreats, and at the daycare. I looked forward to his hugs and talks. We are all blessed to have known them. Love you Guyer family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Harry was a wonderful man of God who shared his love and service to all at his church Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene. He always had a kind word or a piece of advice for anyone. He demonstrated God’s love to everyone he was in contact with. He will truely be missed! Dot and Jesus are walking with you in paradise, Harry!

  12. Mr. Harry was a fabulous human being. My daughters had the pleasure of many games of Spit with him at Stillmeadow Childcare Center over the years. He was one of my “old men friends” who I sat with during services at Stillmeadow. I lost track of him when I stopped going there due to my daughter’s commitment to travel softball but have thought about him many times since. God bless your soul, Mr. Harry. You will be missed! Prayers of comfort to his family.

  13. I have many good memories of spending time with Uncle Harry and Aunt Dorothy, From childhood into adulthood, they were an important part of my life. Prayers and love to the family.
    Jamie (Landis) Stewart and husband John

  14. Loved Harry. He was a blessing to so many. Gave of himself til he couldn’t give anymore on Work & Witness… came to Fawn Grove compassion center 1st Friday of every month til he just couldn’t anymore. Remember Jeff and I and Debbie Leiphart doing Colonial Manor services with him and Dottie. And of course working with him at the daycare. And I know these are just a few of the things he did during his life time. Thanks for the memories Harry!!! He is already missed. But will meet again on heavens shore…Prayers for you all.

  15. We want to express our sympathy on the passing of your father. Randy and I cherished our friendship with Harry. He was truly a man that loved God and served many. We will always remember the great Work and Witness trips that we shared together. We had many find memories pig both your dad and mom.We are praying for God to give you peace, comfort, and strength. Blessings Randy & JoAnn Hull

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