YOUNGSTOWN Services will be held Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at the Szabo & Sons Funeral Home for John G. Moyer, 88, who passed away Wednesday evening at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
John was born March 14, 1926, in Youngstown, a son of George and Sarah Porter Moyer.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1944, and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, where he was a member of the Honor Guard to General Douglas McArthur from July of 1945 to April of 1946.
John remained in the military for 26 years, serving throughout the world, including a tour in Vietnam. He was a recipient of several Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. John retired as a Master Sgt. in July of 1970. He continued to work at the Vienna Airbase as a military guard, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the VFW, and he loved his cat.
John was married to Margaret Shifflitt on Aug. 6, 1953, and she passed away Nov. 17, 2006.
John is survived by a son, Rex (Theresa) Moyer of Youngstown; two granddaughters, Kayla and Katie Moyer; and a grandson, R.J. Moyer of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, and a son, Mark Moyer.
Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery.