In Memoriam - Hank Moyer (Class of 1944)

Harrison A. Moyer (Hank) passed away in Allentown, PA, on February 7, 2021, nine days shy of his 93rd birthday. He was born February 16, 1928 in Rajahmundry, India to Rev. Henry H. and Ethel (Rauch) Moyer, Lutheran missionaries for 40 years. His ancestors in Pennsylvania trace back to the founding of Germantown and early settlers in Bucks County. Until the age of 16, Hank attended the Kodai School in Kodaikanal, where he met his lifelong friends, the Kodai kids. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Muhlenberg College in 1948, and trained in computer programming with Travelers Insurance Co. He worked for such companies as Air Products, Bethlehem Steel, Mack Trucks, CBS Records, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Harleysville Insurance Co. Hank married his sweetheart Gladys (Frey) in 1953 in New York City and settled in Allentown, where they raised three children-Nancy, Ruth, and Paul. Hank was always up for a drive and adventure, and his family has great memories of outings with Dad. Frequent favorites included water skiing on Lake Wallenpaupack, hiking up to Bake Oven Knob and Bear Rocks, tobogganing at Split Rock Lodge, skiing at Mont Tremblant, and boating on Long Island Sound with stops at Jones Beach and Fire Island. In his later years, Hank loved to play tennis every Sunday followed by a shrimp curry lunch, row his traditional British rowboat with the grandkids on Lake Nockamixon, and drive up to Bar Harbor, Maine, just to see the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain and eat fresh lobster at Beal's pier. Hank will be dearly missed by his wife, children, and grandchildren Emma, Matt, and Sam (parents Paul and Christine Till Moyer), and Adam and Joshua (parents Nancy and Andrew Sapiro). He is also survived by his sister Eleanor M. Cunningham and brother Luther S. Moyer. He was predeceased by their oldest brother Henry E. Moyer and youngest brother Paul W.H. Moyer. In lieu of flowers, Hank requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. We love you, Dad.