Dr. John F. Moyer, Jr.May 26, 1925 ~ October 11, 2017 (age 92)
Dr. John F. Moyer Jr.
Age 92 years, a resident of Sewickley, passed away at his home October 11, 2017.
Son of John Sr. and Ethel Moyer, “Jack” grew up in Ambridge with his sisters, Janie (deceased)
and Judy, and attended Ambridge High School. He excelled on the grid iron under Moe
Rubinstein as a running back and was awarded the Ambridge Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 .
Jack was called to service for his country and served in Patton’s 3rd Army in 94 division’s
301st regiment M company, where he earned a Bronze star. He frequently told of his struggle in
the Battle of the Bulge that, “I will never be cold again”. After an honorable discharge from
service in 1946, he attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA on the G.I. bill. His
room and board were paid for by the football program, “If you can play for Moe Rubinstein, you
can play for me”. There he met his future wife Lucille Marie “Stevie” Stevenson (deceased).
Jack continued his education at Temple Medical School, an internship at Allegheny General
Hospital and residencies at Sewickley Valley Hospital and Eye and Ear Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He began his career as a Physician in General Practice in Hopewell Township, PA. and in 1962
started a practice in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery at the Sewickley Hospital. He
served as the Chief of Surgery and President of the Medical staff at Sewickley during his career
and held memberships with numerous Medical Societies and Academies as well as being
appointed as a clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. As a teen,
Jack took music lessons at Volkwein’s music store in Pittsburgh. He studied the drums under
Sonny White who was known to provide, “on the job training” at Jaffe’s Casino where Jack
would sit at his side during the Saturday Matinee. His parents wondered why it took so many
years to learn the drums, “what were you watching all day Jack?”. In 1956, Jack joined with Dr.
Joe Griffith’s “Doctor’s Sewickley Land Dixie Band". He was the featured (and only) drummer
spending weekend nights at “Mad Anthony Wayne’s Bar” in Ambridge and played there into
the early 1980’s. He began collecting, a hobby that filled many and all available space in the
house and provide weekend entertainment with Stevie at flea markets and swaps. Jack raised
two children with Stevie, Jaye Anne (John Fenner) and John (Kathy). His love of life, people and his generosity simply
became the fabric of the family. His daily work improved the life of so many in the community.
His dedication to the Medical practice and those he served still resonate through generations.
A passing “Hello Doc” would be returned with a handshake, a wide smile and sparkling blue
eyes. He is dearly missed by his Sister, Children, Grandchildren (Hayden, Grady, Molly), Nieces,
Nephews, Millie, Andre, friends, colleagues and all who had the fortune to come under his care.
Services will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Sewickley, 3 pm Sunday October 15. Arrangement’s by Copeland’s.
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