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John R. Boyer, 80

January 31, 2009

John R. Boyer, 80



Oct. 2, 1928-Jan. 29, 2009

CLEAR SPRING - John Robert "Bob" Boyer, 80, of Clear Spring, Md., and formerly of Boonsboro and Frederick, Md., entered eternal life Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bob bravely struggled with a long illness.

Bob was the beloved husband of his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" Boyer, who was his primary caregiver during his illness.

Born Oct. 2, 1928, in Antietam Furnace, Md., Bob was the son of the late John Lewis and Alta May Lawson Boyer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva Lou Butts Boyer.

Bob was an agent with State Farm Insurance Co. in Boonsboro for 33 years, where he qualified for many awards including the President's Club.

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He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army as a sergeant and medic, where he was awarded two bronze stars for bravery in the field of battle.

Bob had been a member of Benevola United Methodist Church for more than 45 years. He joined the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown upon moving to his farm in Clear Spring.  

He was a life member of the Lions Club.

Bob was a loving father to his daughter, Cindy A. Burtner (John) of Keedysville; one son, Steve R. Boyer (Angie) of Hagerstown; two stepdaughters, Michele L. Martineau (Richard) of Slatington, Pa., and Jennifer A. Wilt (Neil) of Etters, Pa.; two sisters, Ruth L. Hetzel (George) of Hagerstown and June E. Meyer (John) of Falling Waters, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Megan, Haley (Dustin), Amanda, Jake and Courtney; and four stepgrandchildren, Michael, Griffin, Miranda and Christina.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, Boonsboro. The Rev. Stephen D. Robison and the Rev. Helen Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bob and Elizabeth Boyer Scholarship Fund, c/o The Community Foundation of Frederick County, Md. Inc., 312 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.

Online condolences may be made to www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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