William F. Moyer – In Memoriam

DOVER - William F. Moyer died on Dec. 24, 2016. A true Delawarean, Bill was born in Lewes, grew up in Laurel, and called Dover home for over 40 years. He was a tireless steward of the environment, retiring in 2004 as Manager of the Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section for the State of Delaware at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. He continued his passion for protecting the environment through consulting and serving as President of the Inland Bays Foundation. He penned numerous letters to the editor, wrote columns for Delaware publications, and testified before the State Legislature on the importance of protecting Delaware's precious watershed. Bill was an NCAA All-American swimmer at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. He was the first athlete at Dickinson College to be named All American in any sport, breaking numerous records in the breaststroke. He ran countless triathlons, trained with the Delaware Bricks, was a Master's swimmer for 17 years and was inducted into the Delaware Sport's Hall of Fame in 2011 for his many athletic achievements. He also coached Delaware Special Olympics and completed his first marathon in 2014. He was a passionate explorer of the world, visiting Kenya, Argentina, Australia, Belize and America's national parks for both leisure and environmental projects. He was in continuous search of natural beauty. His sense of humor was ever-present. He had many friends and enjoyed bonding through travel, bike rides or long lunches at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Bill's first impulse was to be of service. He volunteered for foster children in Delaware, and helped out friends and strangers alike. After several years of study he was ordained as a minister in the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Awareness, providing blessings in a range of contexts and serving as a wedding officiant.

Bill is survived by his wife, Katherine S. Moyer, of Dover; his daughter Jennifer Mulveny; son-in-law, Jason Mulveny; and two grandsons, Maxen Philip Mulveny (9) and William Rhys Mulveny (7), of Sydney, Australia. He is also survived by his twin brother, Michael S. Moyer, of Washington, D.C.; and, sister Elizabeth Brogan, of Frederick, Md. A memorial service for Bill will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Modern Maturity Center, East ballroom, at 1121 Forest Ave., Dover, 302-734-1200 In lieu of flowers, Bill's family requests that donations be made to the Inland Bays Foundation thru their website at inlandbaysfoundation.org/donate. Letters of condolence can be sent to www.traderfh.com.

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