The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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February 24, 2010

Joseph E. Boyd

WWII Coast Guard vet was construction worker

Joseph E. Boyd of Hermitage, formerly of North Huntingdon, Pa., died Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, 2010, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 93.

Mr. Boyd was born Aug. 17, 1916, in McKeesport, Pa., a son of Charles and Mary Kearns Boyd.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator by Local 66 of the International Union of Operating Engineers and was the former owner of the Tastee Freeze in Circleville, Pa.

As a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Boyd served during World War II.

Joseph was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, North Huntingdon.

He was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed playing billiards, bingo and poker. He formerly managed a bowling alley.

His beloved wife, the former Charlotte Wilson, passed away in 1999.

Surviving are: his grandchildren, James Kowalski, Susan Vilasi and David Kowalski; six great-grandchilden, Kirk and Kevin Minnik, Joseph Vilasi, Alessandra Vilasi, David Kowalski and Rebekah Schoff; and his nephews, the “Boyd Boys” and their families.

Besides his wife, Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Carole Kowalski; and a brother and sister, Frank and Molly Boyd.





BOYD

Joseph E., 93, Hermitage, formerly of North Huntingdon, Pa.

Calling hours: Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today (2-25-10) in JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Condolences may be posted at www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday (2-26-10) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Janice Altenburger officiating.

Interment: Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township, North Huntingdon.

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