Charles Byers

Obituary of Charles R. Byers

Charles Richard “Dick” Byers, 83, of Stahlstown, formerly of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born December 21, 1937 in Latrobe, a son of the late Charles V. and Ruth (Stewart) Byers. Dick graduated from Latrobe High School in the class of 1955, and then served four years in the US Airforce as an air traffic controller. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree and his Master’s in Education from Penn State University. He went on to teach high school biology at Penn Hills High School for 30 years and taught ecology for seven summers at the National Audubon Ecology Camp in Greenwich Connecticut. Upon retirement, he served on the Board of Directors of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Westmoreland Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology, and the Randal Reserve. He served as the president and chief executive officer of the Westmoreland Bird and Nature Club for 20 years where he edited and co-authored the club’s book on the Natural Areas in and Around Westmoreland County. He was also the author of the newspaper column, Conservation Corner. He is survived by his loving wife of over 56 years, Eileen (Smith) Byers, his brother Robert A. Byers (the late Patricia Lee Byers), a niece Lisa J. Byers; a nephew Robert Byers, Jr. (Shelly); and a great nephew Ryan Byers. Friends will be received Monday, June 21st from 4 to 7 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. 1500 Ligonier Street, Latrobe. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 22nd at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronald Durika officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland Land Trust, 218 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601, online at www.westmoreland-landtrust.org.
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Monday
21
June

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 21, 2021
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
22
June

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Hartman Graziano Funeral Home Chapel
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
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