Dr. Roger Clinton Moyer, 82, Wooster passed away May 15, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 23, 1931, in Kent, to the late Charles Clinton and Bessie Lucille Ravenscroft Moyer. Roger graduated from Kent State High School in 1949. In 1952, Roger married his high school sweetheart, Sally Anne Horning, and together they had six children.
He earned a degree in chemistry from Kent State University in 1953 and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Cincinnati Medical School in 1957. Roger performed his internship at Akron City Hospital before serving his country as an Army Medical Corps captain at Fort Meade, MD from 1958 until 1960. From 1960 until 1962 Roger, his wife, and four children at the time lived in Lakewood while he was in residency at Cleveland Metro General and Cleveland Babies & Children Hospital. Roger was a practicing pediatrician at the Wooster Clinic from 1962 until he retired in 1995 at the age of 64.
He was an avid Boy Scout and adult Scouter from age 12 up until his death. He earned many awards.
He was very active with Saint Mary Catholic Church and was the Knights of Columbus Faithful Navigator from 1967 until 1969. He was a 4th Degree Knight. He served on the parish council and was a Eucharistic minister.
He also served on the Wooster City Schools Board of Education from 1978 until 1989, a total of three terms. Additionally, he served on the United Way Allocation Committee for a number of years. He was a member of the Wooster Kiwanis Club from 1997 until his death.
Roger dedicated his life to God, family, and to programs involving young people. As a pediatrician he helped raise thousands of youngsters in Wooster as well as offered needed advice to countless parents. He will be missed by all.
Roger is survived by his wife, Sally Anne Horning Moyer of Wooster, and his six children, Pat (Alan) Richardson of Cuyahoga Falls, Chuck of Canonsburg, PA, Scott (Chaeli) of Akron, Randy of Lakewood, Annette (Curtis) Lambert of Fresno, CA, and Melinda (Jeff) Bees of Lakewood, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 19 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster with burial at St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Buckeye Council Heritage Fund, 2301 13th Street NW, Canton 44708, or to the Wooster Knights of Columbus Council 789, P.O. Box 1282, Wooster 44691.