John L. Colyer Jr.

Nov 2 1931
Mar 8 2018
86 Years
Coatesville, PA

John L. Colyer Jr., 86, of Coatesville, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Hospice and Community Care of Mt. Joy.  He was the widower of the late Betty Best Colyer.  Born in Embreeville, PA, he was the son of the late, John L. and Irma Wright Colyer .

He was a 1949 graduate of Scott High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He attended Pequea Presbyterian Church and also attended First Presbyterian Church of West Chester.  He retired from Quebecor printing.

He is survived by his children, Kimberly A (John) Beiswenger of Lancaster, Jody L. (David) Taualofai of Lancaster, Shawn L. (Julie) Colyer of Exmore, VA, grandchildren Eva, Daniel, Taimane, Eirene, and Joshua  and great grandchildren Cameron, Kainoa, Manaia and Aiden, siblings Joy Cumens, Parkesburg, Glenn Colyer of Coatesville, Donna Mattson of Coatesville, and Linda Esbenshade of Paradise.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Evelyn Parker and Virgil Colyer. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 11:00am from the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg.  Internment to follow at Upper Octorara Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday from 10:00am until time of service.  Online condolences can be posted at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in John's honor to the Pequea Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 273 Cambridge Rd, Gap, PA 17527. 

Service Date: 
Mar 16 2018 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA, 19365


So many precious memories . I will miss our talks and our lunches. Most of all I will miss your smile and our prayer Time.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your world. AMEN!!!

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So sorry to hear of Dad's passing. Neighbors for so many years. Lots of memories on Park Ave. our kids going to school together and for so long only 3 family's on Park Ave. Colyers, Hannums & Sheetz's. My thoughts & prayers to you all. Joyce Sheetz.

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Dear Jody, David and family
Our prayers and thoughts are with you both and your family. Pray for strength and comfort of the love of our Lord Jesus. Love you guys Ruta

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I had the pleasure of working with John at Quebecor for several years. He was always a gentleman and a resource for all the younger guys. He was easy to work with and never caused any concerns for those he worked for. Again, my condolences to his family and friends i’m sure he’ll be missed by all.

Steve Eggleston 


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Sorry to hear about John's passing.  We lived next door for almost 28 years. He was a good neighbor and friend.  He will be missed.

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Sorry to hear of John's Passing. He was a wonderful caring person, I always remeber when I would go to their home John had a smile on his face...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Colyer family

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