OBITUARY

Roger "Pip" W. Moyer

August 16, 1934January 10, 2015
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Roger "Pip" Moyer passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 10, 2015 after a 20 year battle with Parkinson's Disease. Though Pip never complained, this debilitating disease was particularly difficult for an athletic basketball player noted for his hook shot and as Coach at St. Mary's High School. Roger Moyer was born on August 16, 1934 to Clara Lewis of Eastport and Vernon Moyer, originally from Iowa. A true Eastporter, Pip lived all his life in his cherished close knit neighborhood. The importance of sharing was a value that stayed with him throughout his life. A generous and kind man he was also the friend you would want in "the Foxhole" with you. Elected Mayor when he was 29 years old, he was honored by the JayCees as one of Maryland's top five outstanding leaders. Moyer believed it was government's responsibility to level the playing field for opportunity for all citizens. His concern for the underdog opened new recreation programs and affordable housing. As Mayor, Pip rescued Annapolis from economic failure. He campaigned successfully for the Historic District, protected the waterfront from High-rise development and ushered in the US Boat shows. His genuine character generated trust and his out-going personality saved the city from disaster after the assassination of Martin Luther King. Married to Ellen Oosterling for ten years, he is survived by his children...Guy William, John Rodger, Michael Vernon, Steven Lewis and Loni Ellen; and grandchildren William Guy, Erin Mina, Lauren Ellen, Owen Alexander, Aaron Jeremiah and Joseph Benda. His sense of humor and quiet strength will be missed by all who shared time with him. Friends may call on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis on Saturday, January 17th at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private at Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Remembrances can be contributed to the Annapolis Community Foundation, Moyer Trust, PO Box 5736, Annapolis 21403, a non-profit that contributes to programs in the City of Annapolis.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 16, 2015

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 16, 2015

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Doreen Aszmus

January 24, 2015

My deepest sympathy to the Moyer family. I went to school with Pip and remember him fondly. Although I have not lived in the Annapolis area for many years I'm glad I had the pleasure of visiting Pip a couple of years ago on a trip back to one of my favorite cities.

January 22, 2015

too many cherished memories to count, with the Moyer family. Pip Moyer was "The Best". Need I say more? Randy Calhoun, Indianapolis,IN

gj hannon

January 18, 2015

Not only a great human being but a wonderful teacher and mentor. I'm truly grateful to have known Pip. Wonderful basketball games at St. John's gymnasium. Shared many laughs–A delightful sense of humor. He is missed.

ed crandall

January 17, 2015

I was so sad to hear about your father I only wish I would have found out sooner. He always treated all us kids great when we were in school. I'm sorry I missed out on giving my last respects to such a great man it would have been great to see seeing you Steve after all these years at Crandall

Sharon Covert

January 17, 2015

Pipster, you will always be in my heart, and I am so grateful that I got a chance to be your caregiver.Rest In Paradise my friend

January 16, 2015

To the Moyer Family, The Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find peace in knowing he was a wonderful man, who lived a long and fulfilling life for many. The Board of Directors, Staff and Members

January 16, 2015

Pip was my junior varsity coach in basketball as well as my Health instructor at St. Mary's.. He always tried to be fairand had a good sense of humour. In politics he was for the underdog.

My heatflet condolences go out to Ellen and the whole family.

Joseph Bruce, Arnold, MD

January 16, 2015

Sincere Sympathy and Prayers to
Mrs. Moyer, Guy, Bumper (Roger), Mikie, Stevie & Lonnie + Family,
I too have good memories. I remember him taking my Brother to baseball games and all of us "kids" were in and out of each other's homes. He was accessible...good people. Continued Blessings, Diane (Jackson)

John Finkle

January 16, 2015

From the entire Finkle family we send our thoughts and prayers to your family. Our father Norman always talked of his great memories growing up with Pip, their Basketball days and what a long great friendship they had.

Pearl Green

January 15, 2015

To Ellen and the Moyer family:
Thanks to Roger "Pip" Moyer, County Executive Joseph Alton and alderman Walter Mills, Albert Green was appointed Head Golf Professional at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Golf Course, The first public facility in Anne Arundel County. Our families also shared on many ocassions at Falcon basketball games and other special social functions.Pip was truly ahead of his time in embracing differences and effecting change for the common good. He certainly made things happen. Such fond memories! My prayers are with you. Pearl A. Brown-Green, Annapolis

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Biography

Roger "Pip" Moyer passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 10, 2015 after a 20 year battle with Parkinson's Disease. Though Pip never complained, this debilitating disease was particularly difficult for an athletic basketball player noted for his hook shot and as Coach at St. Mary's High School.

Roger Moyer was born on August 16, 1934 to Clara Lewis of Eastport and Vernon Moyer, originally from Iowa.
A true Eastporter, Pip lived all his life in his cherished close knit neighborhood. The importance of sharing was a value that stayed with him throughout his life. A generous and kind man he was also the friend you would want in "the Foxhole" with you.

Elected Mayor when he was 29 years old, he was honored by the JayCees as one of Maryland's top five outstanding leaders.
Moyer believed it was government's responsibility to level the playing field for opportunity for all citizens. His concern for the underdog opened new recreation programs and affordable housing. As Mayor, Pip rescued Annapolis from economic failure. He campaigned successfully for the Historic District, protected the waterfront from High-rise development and ushered in the US Boat shows. His genuine character generated trust and his out-going personality saved the city from disaster after the assassination of Martin Luther King.

Married to Ellen Oosterling for ten years, he is survived by his children...Guy William, John Rodger, Michael Vernon, Steven Lewis and Loni Ellen; and grandchildren William Guy, Erin Mina, Lauren Ellen, Owen Alexander, Aaron Jeremiah and Joseph Benda.

His sense of humor and quiet strength will be missed by all who shared time with him. Friends may call on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis on Saturday, January 17th at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private at Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Remembrances can be contributed to the Annapolis Community Foundation, Moyer Trust, PO Box 5736, Annapolis 21403, a non-profit that contributes to programs in the City of Annapolis. Online condolences may be made to www.johnmtaylorfunerahome.com.