CANTON - The Canton Volunteer Fire Department is remembering one of its own.

Kenneth "Kenny" Moyer Sr., 77, a well known resident of Canton, passed away at Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday, June 11, from an unexpected illness, according to his obituary.

The obituary notes that he "was very active and a lifetime member of the Canton Fire Department, serving as their Captain, 1st and 2nd Assistant and the Vice-President throughout the years since 1978." He was also a member of the Canton Moose Lodge 429.

At the fire station Wednesday, firefighters were draping the station's sign in black bunting in remembrance of Moyer.

Firefighter Rich Porter knew Moyer well, and said that he was a "very nice guy" and a hard worker.

"Anything that needed done here, he was here to help."

"Everyone knew him," he commented. "It's a big loss."

George Jennings, deputy chief, echoed those sentiments.

"He was a good guy, he would do anything for you."

Jennings noted that the Canton truck and the ladder truck from Wysox will be used for the hanging of a large American flag in Moyer's honor on the day of his funeral, though the location has not yet been finalized.

Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: