Kerry Griffith Byers, 71, of Ligonier, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born April 18, 1950, in Ligonier, PA to the late Kenneth W. Byers and Oleta L. (Griffith) Byers. He was a retired machinist for Ceratizit USA Inc. formerly Newcomer Products, Inc. of Derry with 35 years of service. He was a Methodist by faith. He was a former volunteer with The Salvation Army; a current Board member of the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association; spent 45 years serving in various capacities with the Waterford Volunteer Fire Department; and was a longtime Lionel train enthusiast. He served in the PA National Guard from 1968 to 1975. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Linda Byers. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Lynn C. (Gamble) Byers; two children, Kelly S. Allen (Christopher) of Somerset, and Joshua D. Byers (Elizabeth) of Ligonier; five grandchildren, Kiersten Oleta Allen, Madison Kerry Allen, Gretchen Lee Allen, Addyson Blackely Byers, and Colin Benjamin Byers; as well as his beloved cat "Bones". Vistiation will be Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, at Snyder-Green Funeral Home, Inc., 402 E Church St, Ligonier, PA 15658 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, where a funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at 11 AM with Pastor Eric Raygor. Burial will follow at Menoher Memorial Cemetery, Ligonier, PA. Ligonier Twp. VFD #1, Waterford, Station 44 will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home Thursday at 7 PM. Memorial donations may be made in his name to Helping Hearts & Healing Tails, PO Box 42, Stahlstown, PA 15687 or the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association, 3032 Idlewild Hill Lane, Ligonier, PA 15658. www.SnyderGreenFH.com.
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