HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Roger Earl Speer, 73, of Hermitage, formerly of Freedom, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly at 7:23 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Sharon Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family.
He was born on October 31, 1947, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, to Dorothy (Wagner) and James Speer.
Roger graduated from Freedom High School in 1965.
He worked at Mercer Forge and Pittsburgh Forge as Quality Control manager for 40 years, retiring in 2015.
He served in the Army with the 101 first Airborne serving in Vietnam.
Roger was a member of the Wheatland West Middlesex Honor Guard which he proudly served. He also belonged to the Hickory VFW and the Sharon American Legion.
Roger enjoyed woodworking, range shooting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Haynie) Speer, whom he married June 13, 1970 and she survives at home; sons, Brian Speer and his wife, Susan, of North Sewickley Township, Pennsylvania and Scott Speer of Hermitage; brother, Doug Speer and his wife, Brenda, of New Brighton, Pennsylvania and grandchildren, Brandon, Jarrett, Josh and Xyla.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents.
Calling hours will be held Monday, July 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2630 East State Street, Hermitage, PA 16148.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in America’s Cemetery.
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