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Daniel A. Boyer

May 21, 1954 ~ September 4, 2022 (age 68)


Daniel Allan Boyer, 68, of Schellsburg PA, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born May 21, 1954, in Grove City, PA son of the late Allan and JoAnn (Cuppett) Boyer. He grew up on their family fruit farm in New Paris alongside his brothers, Matthew and Bruce. This developed his passion for fruit growing.  On July 17, 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Lois (Miller) Boyer.

He is survived by his wife and three children: son, Seth Allan, married to Megan (Young) of New Paris; daughter, Natalie (Boyer) Toth married to Greg Toth of Virginia; son, Mark Andrew, married to Brooke (McCoy) of Fishertown; He was so proud of his eight grandchildren who always called him “Pap-Pap”:  Eva Rose, Mackenzie Grace, Alexandra Ann, Andrew George, Luke Daniel, Paul Gregory, Case Allan, and Eli Thomas.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree with high distinction from The Pennsylvania State University in 1976. He is the owner of Ridgetop Orchards, along with his wife, Lois, and sons, Seth and Mark. Dan is past President and member of the PA State Horticultural Association and former member of Penn State University Agricultural Advisory Committee. He served on the PA Apple Marketing Board, US Apple Association Board of Directors and International Fruit Tree Associations Board.  In 2006, he was selected as the American Fruit Grower “Apple Grower of the Year.”  Dan received the “2009 Outstanding Grower Award” presented by the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania.

Dan was an active, long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bedford. Dan was a good and faithful steward of the land, always mindful of The Omnipotence of God.  Dan's generosity is one of his most beloved qualities. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Penn St, Bedford PA 15522.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 7 from 4-8pm and also 1 hour prior to the funeral service.  Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 8 at 10 AM.  Both viewing and funeral will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Penn St., Bedford, PA 15522, Pastor David Weinhold officiating.  Interment at Cuppett Cemetery, New Paris.

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Arrangements entrusted to Geisel Funeral Homes, Schellsburg.

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September 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Bedford, PA)

September 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Bedford, PA)

Funeral Service
September 8, 2022

10:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Bedford, PA)

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