Christian B. Dwyer

Born: Tue., Jul. 28, 1942
Died: Sun., Aug. 17, 2014

Memorial Service

Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Location: Great Island Presbyterian Church


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Location: Great Island Presbyterian Church

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers

Christian Breunle Dwyer passed peacefully from this life on August 17th. 2014, at 5:15 p.m. with his immediate family at his side. He leaves behind Sherry Ricker Dwyer, his wife of 45 years, and his three children, Lauren Elizabeth, Meredith Breunle, and Christian Beckley. Chris was born in Olean, NY on July 28th, 1942, the son of William Beckley and Alberta Guenther Dwyer. He is also survived by his brothers, Albert(Christine) and William Dwyer and his sister Judy (William) Schneider and many nieces and nephews.

Chris retired from teaching fifth grade at Woodward Elementary School in Lock Haven after 31 years. He was also the owner of Chris Dwyer Rentals. He served on the Board of Trustees at Lock Haven University which was his Alma Mater where he graduated in the class of 1965. He served as chairman of the Bald Eagle Township Supervisors for 33 years. He was the chairman of the Clinton County Republican Party and was State Committeeman for many years. He served on the board of the Economic Partnership, the United Way, LHU Foundation Board, PSEA, BPOE Elks, Central Clinton County Council of Governments, North Central PA Conservancy. He was listed in the Township Supervisors Hall of Fame and received the Frank D. O’Reilly Award from the Clinton County Economic Partnership. Chris was a member of the Great Island Presbyterian Church. He was a simple man who had a passion for public service, loved his family, and loved Clinton County.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St. Lock Haven Pa. Officiating will be pastor Benjamin Lins. Family and friends will be received in the church one hour prior to the services at 11:00.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Chris’s name to the Hogar Renacer children’s orphanage that the Dwyer family so strongly supported. Checks can be made payable to the Great Island Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home 121 W. Main St. Lock Haven.

Online thoughts and memories can be made at


Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

June and Don
   Posted Tue August 19, 2014
What a wonderful man to know and share in his friendship with so many others. We will always have our memories to rely on when we miss him most. Please pray with us for his wonderful family.

Kelli Datres & Family
   Posted Tue August 19, 2014
Thinking and praying for your family. Chris was a wonderful man with a huge heart and will be greatly missed in your community. Sending you all many hugs during this time!

Ray Allen
   Posted Tue August 19, 2014
Sympathy & kindest regards to Chris' family & very many friends wherever they may be.
God bless 1 & all. Take care.
I wonder how many alums from the old YMCA boys choir are still around.
I remember Chris' patience with us more than anything else.
I also remember him helping to take care of his parents at Fulmers while I was doing the same with my mother.

Rebecca Rosser Yearick
   Posted Tue August 19, 2014
My sympathies to the Dwyers and Chris's huge family of friends who have lost such a dear one now. Chris was a good friend, a strong leader, a kind heart and an invaluable mentor. He will be missed immensely and immeasurably.

Tim Kay
   Posted Tue August 19, 2014
Was able to speak to Chris a couple of years ago regarding a SigmaPi reunion. He was the comptroller of our Beta Omega chapter in Lock Haven. I was amazed at how much he contributed to the local community and the college. My prayers are with Sherry and his children. Jevo, Chris.

Walter Eisenhauer
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Sherry and Dwyer Family
Please accept my deepest condolences to you during this time of grieving and sorrow. As you know Chris was a great mentor and friend and his contributions to Clinton County and all that he served will live on through his generosity and memories of his service. May you be consoled through your faith and the outpouring of love and kindness that I am certain is being sent your way by the community. Unfortunately we will be in Philadelphia moving our daughter into college and not be present for the service but know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Walt Eisenhauer

Hannah (DERR) Hoffman
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Dear Sherry & Family,
I was sorry to hear of Chris' passing. Sending you positive energy and healing blessings your way along with much love and bunches of hugs.
Hannah Hoffman

Wenda Butler
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Mr. Dwyer was a wonderful teacher and principal at Woodward Elementary School where I attended Grade school K-6. He had a personality that you couldn't forget. He was a blessing to this community and to those who had the honor of knowing him, even if briefly... Prayers and deepest sympathies to the family.

Frank D. Pokorny
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Dear Sherry & Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one.

David Cardwell
   Posted Thu August 21, 2014
Sherry, Lauren, Meredith, Christian and the extended family:

We are so sad to her of your loss. Lauren spoke often of her father to many of us in the most fond and loving manner. He was truly a welcome voice to his children and a gift to his community. He will surely be missed by all that knew him and his family.

We hope that time will take away the grief and sadness, and be replaced with many fond memories. Losing a spouse, brother and father is never easy.

With sympathy and prayers.

Dave, Gail and the Cardwell Family.

Bonnie S. Probst
   Posted Fri August 22, 2014
I am saddened and sorry to hear about Chris. He was a good man, teacher, and community servant. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I will pray for you and family . God Bless. Bonnie

Angelique Hawkes Caffrey
   Posted Mon August 25, 2014
Chris was the principal of Woodward School when I attended in the late 70s/early 80s. I remember him with much fondness. He always had time for the students and their parents. He will be missed.

Kathryn (Fogg) Cantara
   Posted Tue August 26, 2014
Dear Sherri,
I have always had a lot of respect for Chris and you, for being two wonderful teachers and persons in my life. Please know that I extend my warmest sympathy to you and your family.
Kathryn (Fogg) Cantara

Image: Julie A. Wenskoski /

Copyright © 2020 Yost - Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |