Obituary Notice: Henry B. ‘Hank’ Royer

Obituary Notice: Henry B. ‘Hank’ Royer (Provided photo)

Henry B. ‘Hank’ Royer, 83, of Frenchville died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Ridgeview Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center, Curwensville.

He was born Aug. 6, 1933 in Frenchville, a son of the late Francis and Mary (Lachat) Royer.

Mr. Royer graduated from the Clearfield High School in 1953. He was employed with PennDOT for 26 years.

He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frenchville. 

He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Leigey Renaud Post 8386, Frenchville, where he was a founding member of the Color Guard, serving as commander for 46 years from 1946-2010. 

Mr. Royer was a veteran of the U. S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Viard) Royer, to whom he was wed Feb. 7, 1959; six daughters, Susanne English and her husband, Dean of Middletown, Jean Peake and her husband, Jim of Linglestown, Nancy Hoover and her husband, Tim of St. Marys and Mary Kay Royer, Melanie Royer and Nicole Fedder and her husband, Todd, all of Frenchville; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a sister, Monica Cardon and her husband, Frank of Rochester, NY.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Swisher and a brother, Kenneth Royer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frenchville, with the Rev. David A. Perry Jr. and Fr. Philip Billotte as celebrants.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Frenchville.

Military honors will be accorded at cemetery by the member of the Frenchville Leigey Renaud Post Honor Guard Post 8386.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

At the funeral home Thursday, the Rosary will be recited at 5:45 p.m. followed by a Christian Vigil Service at 6 p.m.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 159, Frenchville, PA 16836 or to the Young People Who Care Ministry, P.O. Box 129, Frenchville, PA 16836.

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