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David J. Dyer

August 11, 1934 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 87)


David J. Dyer 87, passed away peacefully at 12:12 pm, Thursday May 19, 2022, at Geisinger Hospital, Danville, where he went home to be with his loving Lord and Savior.

Born in Sunbury, Pa on August 11, 1934. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, William Dyer and Alma Cook Dyer. In Dave’s youngest years he could be found spending much of his time working at the Butcher Shop that his parents owned. Following in their death, an infant daughter, and his first wife Sandra Dyer.

He is Survived by his Wife Alice Haas-Dyer of Elysburg, Pa, a Son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Ann Marie Dyer of Deltona, Fl, a Daughter and son-in-law Lynn Ann and Dennis Hoover of Boyd, Tx, Granddaughter Kristen and Michael Parks of Avon, Ny, Grandson Jesse and Jennifer Roth of Denton, Tx, Grandson Matthew Dyer, Granddaughter Kyla Dyer, Stepson and wife John and Eileen Haas of Sunbury, Pa, Stepson and wife Scott and Lynn Haas of Cookeville, Tn, Step-grandson Jeremy and Amanda Haas of Middleburg, Pa, Step-grandson Benjamin Haas and Kami of Sunbury, Pa.  Along with 14 great-grandchildren.

Dave was involved in many great events in his life. He had the pleasure of teaching young minds for 28 years and served on the School Board for 8 years. Dave was certified to teach 8 different subjects and was a teacher at 3 area high schools. Dave operated a gun shop for more than 44 years and was a deputy sheriff for 16 years. In 2011, Dave was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sportsmen’s Association Hall of Fame. For more than 50 years, Dave was overjoyed and honored to be a part of an active with the Pennsylvania State Sportsman’s Association State Trap Shoot at the Valley Gun and Country Club near Elysburg. He strived to interact with mentoring young adults where he practiced simple key life principles while carrying out various daily tasks. Dave would tell the young adults, “Opportunities to be kind are never hard to find. If you want to be rich, count all the things money can’t buy… its better than counting your years, make all your years count.” Dave was a lifetime member of the American Trap Association, the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the North American Hunting Club, and an endowment member of the National Rifle Association. Lastly, Dave would challenge himself everyday to make a positive difference in the lives of at least five people each day. He would often end his conversations by closing and talking about trees, and how we get so many good benefits from them. “Trees live to give…. Do you?” 



David J. Dyer, 87, of Elysburg - Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:00 am with Pastor Brad Gray and Pastor Nathan Clark, officiating at the Stonington Baptist Church, 2113 Hosta Rd, Paxinos, PA 17860. Burial will be held following the service at Pine Hill Cemetery, Elysburg, Pa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please visit

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Funeral Service
May 24, 2022

11:00 AM
Stonington Baptist Curch

Sunbury, PA 17801

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