Boyer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services is located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. Both locally owned and operated in Perry County, we identify with our clients on a unique level and strive to offer outstanding personal service. Our family comes from a proud line of military tradition– having family members who have served in every conflict in American history beginning with the Revolutionary War. Our deep roots within the American military have led us to experience the camaraderie that exists between service members (and their families) which is why we are so passionate about our military veterans and making sure that their lives, memories, and accomplishments are honored.
Douglas T. Boyer
Owner, Boyer Family Funeral Homes
Doug is the funeral director at Boyer Family Funeral Homes. He handles arrangements, services, and most of the day-to-day activities at the Funeral Homes. Prior to entering mortuary school, he served in the United States Air Force. Doug is passionate about and actively involved in the local community. Marna, his wife, is an avid botanist– designing and developing all of the beautiful landscapes you will see around the Boyer Family Funeral Homes.
In 1976 the Boyer’s purchased Perry County’s oldest continually operated funeral home, which was located in New Bloomfield and established in 1871. In 1991 Doug and Marna established the Boyer Family Funeral Home in Duncannon.
Organizational Affiliations and Memberships:
35 years Perry County Deputy Coroner
President of Duncannon Senior Citizens
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association-Private Pilot
Former Deacon at Newport Assembly of God
New Bloomfield and Duncannon Fire Co.
Life member of the Duncannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 255
New Bloomfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7463
Past President of Central Perry Community Senior Citizens Inc.
Former board member of The Woods at Cedar Run
Former board member of Fox Ridge Retirement Center
Founder of the Brotherhood Quartet
Founder and Director of Brotherhood Native American Outreach
Duncannon Sportsmen’s Association
Member Native American Fellowship
Member of Perry County Archers
American Quarter Horse Association
Paint Horse Association
Ryan C. Pellman, F.D.
Supervisor, Boyer Family Funeral Homes, Duncannon
Ryan is a 2003 graduate of Juniata High School in Mifflintown, PA and attended Briarwood College in Southington, CT, where he graduated with degrees in Mortuary Science and Liberal Arts. He completed his internship at a firm in Centre County and was licensed in November, 2009. After becoming licensed, he remained with that firm as a funeral director and embalmer for over four years. Ryan was selected to join our firm as a Licensed Funeral Director and the Supervisor of our Duncannon location in December 2015. Since joining our staff, Ryan is proud and honored to be serving our community and is dedicated to the families who call upon the Boyer Family Funeral Homes. Ryan was raised in Oakland Mills (Juniata County) and is the son of Robert Pellman, brother of Zachary Pellman, and is the proud uncle of Mackenzie Nicole Pellman. In his spare time, he is a dedicated volunteer firefighter with Friendship Fire Company #1 in Port Royal and enjoys golfing, hunting, Penn State football, Central Pennsylvania dirt track racing, music of many genres, and being outdoors.
Heather Thompson (Daughter)
Heather is a West Perry graduate and registered nurse. She has spent a large portion of her nursing career working in administrative positions and geriatric care, which gives her a unique insight in this field. She loves history, especially genealogy, and can often be found compiling family ancestry data.
Peter is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with over 20 years of service in the United States Army. He graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC with a B.A. in Accounting. He holds a Masters degree from Central Michigan University in Personnel Management. He loves spending time with his grandchildren and sharing his love of everything Disney with them.