Mr. Kenneth J Dyer
June 26, 1917 - April 25, 2012
Kenneth "Kenny" J. Dyer, 94, a longtime resident of Moscow , died Wednesday morning in the Mountain View Care Center , Scranton . Ken is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth von Storch, who died February 1, 2012.
Born in Scranton , the son of the late James and Bertha Dyer, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Scranton Lackawanna Business College , later to be called Lackawanna College . In the 1930's he started at South Side Bank and Trust Company as a teller. In the mid 1960's, he was instrumental in starting the bank's first branch office in Moscow . He retired in 1982 as an Officer of the South Scranton Branch of Penn Security Bank.
Ken served with the United States Army in field hospitals from 1942 to 1945 throughout North Africa and Europe and was readying for Japan when the war ended, eventually gaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He moved his family to Moscow , "the country", in 1954, building his home with help from the G.I. Bill. After moving to Moscow , he became involved with the Moscow Volunteer Fire Company, and also served for many years as a Cub Master for the Cub Scouts.
Surviving are a daughter Cheryl L. Dyer in Seattle , Washington ; two sons Kurt J. Dyer and wife Sharon in Bellville , Texas and Preston v.S. Dyer and wife Ana in Irvine , California ; and four grandchildren Kory J. Dyer, Nicholas, Christopher and Jonathan McFadden.
Also preceding Ken was Robert and Jean Prall, who Ken thought of as a brother and sister rather than cousins, since Ken and Robert were both only children.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:30am in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 3 First Street , Spring Brook Township , Pennsylvania , 18444 . Interment with military honors to follow in the Abington Hills Cemetery .
Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8pm in the funeral home. Masonic Services will be held at Tuesday at 7:00pm.
In Lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made in Ken's memory to Minisink Lions Club, P.O. Box 92, Moscow, Pa 18444.
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