MOUNT WOLF – Raymond B. “Bud” Moyer, Jr., passed away on November 6, 2018, in his home surrounded by his loving family. For 30 years he lived on the bank of the Susquehanna River in York, PA. Bud married his college sweetheart, Amanda, 51 years ago on August 12, 1967. Together they raised 2 daughters and loved and cherished 3 grandchildren. They have continuously shared a devotion to each other that has been inspirational to those around them.
Bud was born December 31, 1944, a native of South Philadelphia and the oldest son of Raymond B. and Anna E. (Simon) Moyer, both deceased.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda (Rebuck) Moyer; his daughters, Kristi Moyer Saylor and her husband Stephen, Jennifer Moyer Ege and her husband William; 3 grandchildren, Taylor, Cole and Liam; his sisters, Judith Wilson and her husband, James, and Nancy Owen and her husband, Ken; his brother, David Moyer and his wife Cheryl, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family members.
Throughout his life, Bud continued to embrace all experiences which could be attributed to his endless curiosity and drive to learn. Whether it was foreign languages, sciences, mechanics or history, if Bud didn’t know it, he made learning it a goal. He could fix or build almost anything. And despite his achievements and infallible judgment, he remained humble. He was a graduate of Interboro High School, Shippensburg University, West Chester University, Michigan State University, and Penn State University. His extensive educational background led him to careers as a personnel specialist in the United States Navy, a Parole Officer with the PA Dept of Probation and Parole, an exploration geologist with AMOCO Production, a Science/Math teacher and basketball coach at Spring Grove School District, and an Assistant Principal at the York County School of Technology (YCST). After his retirement from Penn Ridge School District, he continued his involvement at YCST as an Adult Education Instructor. He was a beautiful athlete who excelled in many sports but especially enjoyed basketball throughout his high school and college years. He coached his daughters’ and granddaughter’s sports teams. Most recently he played pickup league basketball in Pennsylvania and Florida.
He had many interests and traveled extensively. Following retirement in 2001, he traveled throughout the US visiting many national parks and various countries including Egypt, England, Germany and China. He enjoyed auctions, concerts, and supporting his Philadelphia Eagles. He recently developed an interest in golf that he shared with his grandson. He had a love for all types of music and was a self taught musician. Bud continued to give back to his community through his service as a Site Coordinator with the AARP Tax Aide Program. He also held a leadership role with the Disaster Assistance Team at the American Red Cross, and retired, after 20 years, with the Army National Guard.
His funeral service will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Starview United Church of Christ, 4832 North Sherman Street Extd., Mount Wolf. Viewing will be from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Saturday at the church. Burial will be private and take place in Himmel’s Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery in Dornsife, PA. Officiating at the service will be his pastor The Reverend Laura Bair. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution toward a scholarship fund to be set up in Bud’s name. The monies will be awarded to a York County School of Technology Senior who will be continuing his or her education in the fields of science or education. Donations or inquires may be directed to his wife or daughters.
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