About Doug Boyer

Funeral Service for me started at the death of a dear friend when I was 13 years old.  She died from a malignant brain tumor and our group of friends were the casket bearers.  At 13 years old, it was hard for all of us to make sense of her death when she was so young. That was my first “up close and personal” experience with death and grief.  As I worked through that experience, I had been impressed with what the funeral director had done to come along side that family and quietly guide them through that difficult time.  It left quite an impact on me.

By the time I was graduating from high school, I had made up my mind, I wanted to be a funeral director.  I wanted to be that kind of help and support.  I wanted to help families navigate through the darkest hour of their lives.  My high school yearbook says “Ambition is to be Funeral Director.”

After serving four years in the United States Air Force during Vietnam, I began my 5 years quest by attending and graduating from Harrisburg Community College and Catonsville Community College School of Mortuary Science.  In 1976 I became a board certified funeral director and embalmer.

I purchased the Robert L. Green Funeral Home in New Bloomfield in September of 1976.  The funeral home had its beginning in 1877.  Later I established the Boyer Family Funeral Home, in my home town, Duncannon, in 1991.

Today our philosophy of funeral service still remembers those early days.  Our immediate focus is on the family, not finances!  It has always been about  providing the finest professional service through outstanding personal service.  We always want to go the extra mile, go above and beyond the normal and exceed your expectations.  Our AFTERCARE program is one of kind.  Its focus is helping each family after the funeral.  We will stop at nothing to make sure that your experience with Boyer Family Funeral Homes is a positive one.

Many thousands of families have depended upon us to care for their loved one….you can depend on us too!

  • Born and raised in Duncannon, Perry County.
  • 1960 graduate of Susquenita High School
  • USAF Veteran 1961-65 (Vietnam Era)
  • 1972 Graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College
  • 1975 Graduate of Catonsville Community College School of Mortuary Science.
  • Member and former board member of Newport Assembly of God
  • Perry County Deputy Coroner 40 years.
  • Board member of The Woods at Cedar Run and Harrisburg Center
  • Past President of Central Perry Senior Center
  • Founder of Brotherhood Native American Outreach Inc and Brotherhood Quartet
  • Member of Native American Fellowship
  • Guest teacher at American Indian Bible College, Phoenix, AZ
  • Private Pilot and member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assoc.
  • Board Member and past president of Duncannon Seniors Inc.
  • Established Boyer Family Funeral Home in Duncannon in 1991
  • VFW Post #7463 New Bloomfield
  • VFW Post #255 Duncannon
  • Duncannon American Legion Post #340
  • New Bloomfield Fire Company
  • Duncannon Fire Company
  • Duncannon Sportsmans Association