Carroll R. Schloyer, 67, of East Longmeadow, Mass., beloved husband, father and grampa, passed away surrounded by his devoted family, on June 27, 2019, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.
Born on March 12, 1952, in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Rev. Ray W. and Faustina L. (Grasley) Schloyer. At the age of 16, upon moving to Montoursville, Carroll met the love of his life and best friend of 51 years, Kalen Naugle. They were married on Aug. 10, 1973. Together, they put down roots and raised their three children in East Longmeadow, Mass., in the home they have lovingly maintained over the last 32 years.
Carroll was a lifelong learner and ardent reader with a sharp mind and inquisitive nature. A 1970 graduate of Montoursville High School, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Shippensburg University and his doctorate in zoology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Self-taught in computers, he was employed for 30 years in information technology. In 2017, he retired as director of IT at Henkel Corporation in Rocky Hill, Conn.
Carroll was a warm and gentle soul, an unassuming and hard-working man with a quiet confidence and enduring patience and generosity. He will be remembered as a quick-witted man always ready with a pun; an avid cyclist and marathon runner; a home-brewer and coffee and chocolate connoisseur; a science fiction enthusiast; a bird watcher and a star gazer. Grampa was also a legendary crepe maker.
Besides his loving wife, Kalen Schloyer, Carroll is survived by his three children and their spouses, Erin Cameron and her husband JJ, of Coppell, Texas; Nyssa Ackerley and her husband Thomas, of Nashua, N.H.; Bryce Schloyer and his wife Gianne, of Merrimack, N.H.; five grandchildren (soon to be six), Jamie and Eden Cameron, Adelaide and Juliette Ackerley, and Daniel Cruz-Schloyer; his brother, Dean Schloyer and his fiance Denise Harhai, of Hendersonville, N.C.; his foster sister, Alberta Pensinger and her husband Allen, of Shippensburg, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Schloyer.
Please join us for a celebration of life service on Sunday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m., in Montoursville Cemetery.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.
Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.