Howard M. ‘Hobs’ Moyer, 78

Howard M. “Hobs” Moyer, 78, of Palm City, Fla., passed away on Feb. 2, 2017, at his home. He was born March 10, 1938, in Reading, Pa., son of the late J. Milton Moyer and Grace E. Moyer of Dagsboro, Del.

Moyer graduated from John M. Clayton High School in Dagsboro, lettering in four sports. Moyer received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware, where he lettered in football.

Upon graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army, trained as a missile unit commander and served two years’ active duty with the 52nd Artillery Brigade. Moyer remained in the active reserve another six years and resigned as a captain.

While working for the Scientific Products Division of the American Hospital Supply Corporation, he was transferred to Connecticut, where he was later employed by Diamond Shamrock Health Sciences. Moyer started his own business in Vermont in 1980 that he ran successfully for 22 years. One of his favorite avocations was being a contract writer for the New Haven Register of New Haven, Conn., which published more than 350 of his articles.

When Moyer discovered skiing, he made that his primary recreation, skiing at resorts all over North America and Europe at every opportunity. He also became a decent club tennis and squash player.

Moyer is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Diane K. Moyer, and his sister, Jacqueline S. Baughman of Surfside Beach, S.C.

Moyer requested no services and encouraged everyone to take family and friends to dinner and enjoy themselves. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider the Moyer Education Fund, The Olivet Boys and Girls Club; 1116 Pershing Boulevard; Reading, PA 19611, or Treasure Coast Hospice; 1201 SE Indian St.; Stuart, FL 34997, or the American Cancer Society at