Harlan Boyer

Harlan L. "Scotty" Boyer

March 18, 1932 March 1, 2021

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Obituary for Harlan L. "Scotty" Boyer

Harlan L. "Scotty" Boyer, 88, passed away peacefully in his Spring Township residence on Monday, March 1, 2021. He was the loving husband of Beverly June Bowman. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Charles and Jessie (Snedden) Boyer .

Harlan graduated from Shillington High School, class of 1950, He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and, after his discharge, went on to study education at Millersville State College. In 1969, he earned his Masters in Guidance and Counseling. Harlan enjoyed 12 years at Governor Mifflin School District and 23 years at Schuylkill Valley School District before retiring in 1992.

A 32 Degree Mason, Harlan was a member of the Isaac Heister Lodge 660.

As a pilot Harlan had a passion for aircraft. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, constructing the Varieze in 1980, which he later donated to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in 1997. He served as a past president of the Reading Aero Club. His passion also extended to cars, and he was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Triumph Club. After retirement, he restored a 1970 TR6, a 1960 TR3, and a 1972 Jaguar xKE. He was also a member of the Flying Dutchman Ski Club (where he met Beverly), the Tailhook Association, and the NRA.

In addition to his other interests, Harlan's favorite pastime was tending to his two acres of property, especially mowing his lawn.

In addition to his loving wife, Beverly, Harlan is survived by his son, Kirk L. Boyer of Shillington, and his daughter, Kirstin L. Boyer Bordner of Dornsife.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Harlan's memory may be offered to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Services for Harlan will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11 AM at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading PA 19611. Friends and family are invited to gather from 10:30 AM until the start of services. Condolences, tributes, and fond memories may be expressed at

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    1 hour - private
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    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    391 W. Neversink Road
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Emersobn Gundy

Memories of Harlan will never be forgotten....lots of great times and laughs shared with him over the years. A great friend, will be missed tremendously
Emerson & Marlene Gundy and Family
Comment | Posted at 11:47am via Condolence

Rob Marrella

Mr. Boyer will be missed, I remember him always spending time outside driving his tractor enjoying cutting grass and tending to his fruit trees. He would always stop and have a chat with me, he was a man with a wealth of knowledge and will be surely missed as the cutting season approaches.
Comment | Posted at 03:00pm via Condolence

Rod McGrath

Sorry to hear about Scotty's passing. Very fond memories of many get-togethers and picnics with our families--and the Broadbelts and
Dreys. Watched often as he built his experimental aircraft--what an achievement. He grew the world's best corn on his property.
Comment | Posted at 09:53pm via Condolence

Bob Logan

Scotty will be sorely missed by us and all who knew him. Our mutual interest in Triumph cars was the start of a long friendship. He even helped me restore my TR6. He led a full and interesting life and I always will remember the stories of his escapades with his local buddies. A sincere salute to a good man.
Bob and Doris Logan
Comment | Posted at 09:08am via Condolence

Joe & Fran Macdonald

Dear Bev, Kirk, & Kirstin,
We just heard the news of Scotty's passing and we want you to know that our hearts hurt for you and we are praying.
Joe and I were remembering our friendship with Scotty. We originally met after completing our homebuilt Vari-eze airplane in 1981. Spent many times together meeting at fly-ins and local shows. Then lost contact for a few years only to be reunited at The Carlisle Car Show! We had restored a 1958 TR3, and Scotty and Bev drove in TR6! We both joined The Central PA Triumph Club that day.
Through the years we would stop by The Boyer's, and on one of our drives Scotty gave us a Holly Bush and a Burning Bush that he had saved out of the nearby corn field! Both are thriving in our yard...
a wonderful reminder of how God brings people in our lives, making a difference.
Thank you for sharing your husband and father with us.
Sincerely, Joe & Fran Macdonald
Nazareth, PA
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