Annapolis leader Roger 'Pip' Moyer dies at 80

Roger "Pip" Moyer, the former mayor of Annapolis who helped revitalize the city during an economic downturn, died in his sleep early this morning after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Moyer was 80 years old.

He was elected to the City Council in 1961, then served as mayor from 1965 to 1973. He is widely credited for working with other community leaders to keep the peace after the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death. Flags in Annapolis will be lowered to half-staff until Moyer is buried.

It will likely be a week or two before his memorial service, said his ex-wife, former Mayor Ellen Moyer.

Moyer is survived by five children and five grandchildren.

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