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James ( Mo ) F. Moyer

June 14, 1938 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

James ( Mo ) Moyer Obituary

 

James F. (Mo) Moyer, 85, of Orwigsburg, passed away Peacefully Saturday, March 23rd, at his residence with his family by his side.

Mo was born in Orwigsburg, on June 14, 1938, a son of the late Helen Mae (Strouse) and William Charles Moyer.

He was the husband of Ruthann (Smith) Moyer. They were married February 5th, 1961.

He was a lifetime member of St. John's United Church of Christ Orwigsburg. In addition to being a member of his church, he served on consistory and served on the cemetery committee for many years. He was responsible for the restoration and resetting of many cemetery stones.

Mo was employed as a Calender Operator for the former, Reneer Films, now Omnova of Auburn, for Over 32 years.

He was a longtime member of the Schuylkill Lodge #138, F & A M. Mo was past master and secretary for many years. He was also known as "Schmo the Klown". He voluntarily performed for many MDA events He was a member of the Rajah Past Masters Club, and the Schuylkill Shrine Club, and Clown Unit. He was also a member of the Tall Cedars. For many years he was a transport driver for Shriner's Children's Hospital, with over 100 trips to Philadelphia. He and his wife Ruthann were EMTs for the First Ambulance Association of Orwigsburg. He was a past Webelos Scout Leader. Mo was an avid photographer and he had his own photography business. He took many photos for local weddings.

In addition to Ruthann, his wife of 63 Years, Mo is survived by his two daughters, Deborah, wife of Gene Galbraith and Janelle, wife of Todd Bensinger; two sons Dennis Moyer, husband of Shelly and Ed Moyer.

He is also survived by grandchildren Francis Letcavage; Joshua Galbraith, companion of Erin; Christopher Galbraith, husband of Kelsey; Emily Myers, wife of Bryan; Michaela Benito, wife of Anatole; Quentin Moyer and Adam Moyer. Mo's great grandchildren are Thiago, Haydan & Evelina Benito and Jaxon Leo Galbraith. He is also survived by his sister in law Fern Moyer, Nieces & Nephews and also his feline friend Buster the cat.

Mo was preceded in death by his son Craig Alan Moyer, great granddaughter Isabella Grace, niece Deborah Moyer and also his brother Charles Moyer.

A Masonic Services will be held at 11:00 AM , followed by a Memorial Service at 11:15 on Saturday, April 6th at Hamilton- Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, Rev. Jeff Johnson will officiate the service, interment will be private.

Visitation in the funeral home will begin at 9:00 until time of service at 11:00 

Any memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated if made to St. John's United Church of Christ 236 East Market Street Orwigsburg, PA 17961 or Shriner's Hospital for Children, c/o Donald Schneck, 11 Cherry Street Pine Grove, PA 17963.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 6, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Masonic Service
Saturday
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Memorial Service
Saturday
April 6, 2024

11:15 AM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Donations

St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg
236 East Market Street, Orwigsburg PA 17961

Shriner's Hospital for Children, c/o Donald Schneck
11 Cherry Street, Pine Grove PA 17963
Tel: 1-570-345-3498

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