Howard Paul Moyer

1939 - 2012

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Howard Paul Moyer, 73, of Findlay passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born in Lima on July 14, 1939, to the late Clarence E. and Laura Vivian (Hardesty) Moyer. In 1957 he married Julia Swallow and they later divorced. He married Juanita R. Moser on September 23, 1989, and she survives along with three sons: Kevin (Alison) Moyer of Perrysburg, Keith Moyer of Findlay, and Kirk Moyer of Glendale, AZ; stepson, Ron (Christy) Moser of Bloomdale; stepdaughter, Audra (Richard) Hartley of Mt. Cory; sister-in-law Carol Moyer of Columbus; 10 grandchildren: Kyle (Renee), Joshua, Ashley, Holly, Tiffany, Michael, MacKenzie, Deseray, Branden, Alicia, eight great-grandchildren: Kylie, Addison, Jason, Gabby, Kasey, Sarai, Jaden and Tyler. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Moyer and sister Dolores "Dee" (Philip) Hickey. Howard worked for 22 years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He had a life long love of photography, that included working at The Photo Center and taking numerous photographs for The Courier as well as many other events. He had a knack for capturing the moment during sporting events. As an avid stamp collector he was a member of the Philatelic Society since 1978 and also the Fort Findlay Stamp Club. He also enjoyed fishing, auto racing and the outdoors. Howard and his wife loved traveling and camping in their RV, especially in Arizona where they spent many winters. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Howard was also a member of Parkview Christian Church. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. A Celebration of Life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Parkview Christian Church with Pastor Neil Norheim officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkview Christian Church Building Fund. Condolences can be sent via

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, August 11th 2012 1:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Celebration of Life Service:

    Sunday, August 12th 2012 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    Parkview Christian Church [Map]
    15035 S.R. 12 East
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    Parkview Christian Church - Johnston
    15035 SR 12
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : The Moyer Family
Date :Thursday, August 9th 2012
From : Beth Ann and Chris Chiles
We were sad to hear the news of Howard's death and extend our deepest condolences to the entire family at this time of sadness and loss Even though we had not seen him for years we often thought of him Howard took our wedding photos 30 years ago and whenever I look at those pictures I think of how great he did at capturing our special day---complete with my nephew laying down at the front of the chapel when he had had too much of being a ring bearer You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you journey through this time together

To : Kevin Moyer
Date :Thursday, August 9th 2012
From : Dale Schmidt
Kevin and family You probably remember me from the First Methodist Church in Bowling Green I worked with your Dad at the Photo Center a few summers Enjoyed working with him I was shocked to see his name in the Newspaper The last of the Photo Center crewIt seems only like yesterdayI ran into him many times at the High School when he took pictures there I will miss him Dale

To : The Moyer Family
Date :Thursday, August 9th 2012
From : Rollie and Carolann Rittner
Dear Moyer FamilyWe are so saddened by the passing away of Howard We knew him through Parkview Christian Church and the many sporting events we sold tickets at and he was there to take pictures Even when he was struggling with his health issues he was always where he was needed and doing his job He is with his Lord now and probably taking pictures of all the wonderful things in HeavenSincerely Rollie and Carolann Rittner

To : Howard Moyer Family
Date :Thursday, August 9th 2012
From : Colleen and Peggy Thornton
We are so sad to hear about Howard He was such a wonderful and fun person to be around We have only known him a short time but there will be an empty spot where he was in our lives Prayers and love to all of you

To : Howard Moyer Family
Date :Thursday, August 9th 2012
From : Butch and Brenda Collins
As many are we were very sad to hear about Howard's unexpected passing He was a good man who was much appreciated for his many years of dedicated service to the citizens of Ohio while serving in the Ohio State Highway Patrol He will always be very foundly remembered by all who knew himColonel Richard H Collins retired Captain Brenda S Collins Ohio State Highway Patrol

To : The Moyer Family
Date :Sunday, August 12th 2012
From : Vicki Best
I wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of Howards passingYou have my deepest sympathy and thoughts and condolencesMay God be with you in your time of sorrowGod BlessVicki

To : Juanita Family
Date :Sunday, August 12th 2012
From : Darlene Dave Farabaugh
Juantita so sorry to hear of Howard's passing We worked with you at DLM Our thoughts prayers are with you at this time I know you will miss him terribly Sending hugs to you