Harry Boyer

Harry Reese “Buddy” Boyer, 77, of 2019 Newport Road, Newport, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his Miller Twp. home.

Harry was born June 15, 1938 in Duncannon and was the son of the late Harry A. and Betty J. (Reese) Boyer.

Harry was an avid sportsman and a “world class” turkey calling champion. He was most proud of being the winner of the 1973 US Opening Turkey Calling Championship.  He could really “talk turkey” He thrived on hunting and fishing and manufactured all types of game calls.  You could not get into a conversation with him without him taking a turkey call out of his pocket and giving a demonstration.  For many years he wrote a wildlife column in the Perry County Times called “An Inside Look At The Great Out Of Doors.”  He was an author and a member of the Pennsylvania Outdoors Writers Association and was a staff writer for many outdoor magazines.  He was also a member of The Wild Turkey Federation, Perry County Archers, Hunter’s Valley Sportsmen’s Association,  and was a former conservation officer.  He was a 1956 graduate of Susquenita High School and a proud member of the Susquenita High School football championship team of 1956.  He was a retired employee of the American Can Company, and a member of the Newport American Legion, Social Order of Owls and Millerstown Moose and he was an avid golfer.  He was an Eagle Scout.

Surviving is a companion, Carole Robinson.  Two sons, H. Reese Boyer II of Newport and Jeffrey Boyer and wife Lori of Duncannon.  Two Daughters, Merry Myers and husband Randy of Mifflintown and Cyndi Boyer of Maryland.  A brother, Douglas T. Boyer and wife Marna of Shermans Dale.  8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and Many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffery Lynn Boyer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in the Boyer Family Funeral Home, 230 N. High Street, Duncannon.  Rev. Anthony C. Hill will officiate.  Burial will be Duncannon Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home 2 hours prior to the service.