Mark Alan Whitmoyer passed on to the next level, peacefully under the full moon, in the early hours of Friday, January 29. He was at home with his wife Debbie (Roller) Whitmoyer by his side. His long struggle with pancreatic cancer did not diminish his far-reaching impact, the great ripples of his life and love throughout the community, amongst many groups, and with many people.
Mark was born to Paul and Lorraine (Kinch) Whitmoyer on May 14, 1950. In addition to his wife, Mark is survived by his sister Treva, brother Neil, and his two daughters, Jessi and Elli. He will also be lovingly remembered by his nephews, nieces, and cousins. His parents and his sister Nancy predecease him.
Mark was educated in community development at Penn State. His passion to make a difference was exemplified through his involvement in the West Perry School Board, HACC Board of Trustees, and the Perry County Democratic Committee. Through his business, Conservation Concepts, he sold and developed solar saving solutions, providing a livelihood for many employees over nearly 40 years. He was active in the building of the Little Buffalo pavilion stage.
In his younger years, he played volleyball and made many social connections through that sport, including falling for his wife. Mark loved captaining the pontoon boat on the Susquehanna river and Keuka Lake.
Perhaps the largest ripple effect is with the SHARE, Sandy Hollow Arts & Recreation for the Environment. What started as a party on Mark’s property developed into a large family of loving, generous, like-minded souls that lives on and nurtures continuing generations.
This man loved and was loved. When the weather is warmer and as virus restrictions permit, a remembrance service will be held on the original SHARE grounds. The word will be spread. Love transcends time and space and is infinite.
The Boyer Family Funeral Home is honored to handle the arrangements for the Whitmoyer family.