Henry (Hank) Westmeyer Loyer was born March 29, 1925, and he died on Dec. 16, 2017.
He was a resident of Sacramento and a former resident of Walnut Creek, CA; Erie, PA; and Mingo Junction, OH.
Hank passed peacefully and will be laid to rest with his wife, Dorothy, on Dec. 28, 2017, at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, CA.
He is survived by his six children and their spouses, George, Daniel and Kathy, Suzanne and Bruce (Antink), Mary and Rocco (D’Ordine), Joseph and Kelly, Marc and Linda; his six grandchildren (and their spouses), Erik and Cassandra, Shaun, Chrystal (Antink) and Ben (Turner), Mathieu (D’Ordine), Henry (Loyer) and Laura (Kroeger), Alex, and Elinore; and his four great-grandchildren, Conrad, Miranda, Ariana and Shaun.
He was preceded in death by his son, Henry, in 1970; his daughter-in-law, Asata, in June of 2017; and his loving wife, Dorothy, in May of 2017.
Hank was born in Mingo Junction, OH. He joined the Marines at the age of 18 when World War II broke out and served as a plane mechanic with the 29th Marines in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He fought on Okinawa at a crucial point in the Pacific War.
He met his wife, Dorothy, on a blind date, and they made a life together for over 70 years.
He used the GI Bill to earn two bachelor of science degrees (electrical engineering and mechanical engineering) and worked for Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation for over 30 years.
Hank instilled a sense of honor, thriftiness and self-reliance in his children, as well as a sense of humor.
Hank was appreciated by his community and everyone who knew him, and he was loved and respected by his family. He will be missed.
A viewing 9 a.m. and Mass 9:30 a.m. was held on Dec. 28, 2017, in his honor at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento