In Memoriam: John Richard Boyd, Sr.

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John Richard Boyd, Sr.

Former SVARC member John R. Boyd, Sr., 86, died January 25, 2018, after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s. John Kanode N4MM and Royce Crocker W3IF paid tribute to John at our club meeting on February 1.

John served in Korea in the Air Force and had a distinguished career with the U.S. government in Washington, DC. Upon retirement, he was awarded the prestigious Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award.

He retired to the Shenandoah Valley with his wife Jackie in 1983, serving his community and his church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring John by donating to one of these charities:

  • Orchard Ridge Benevolent Fund (TVOR, 400 Clocktower Ridge Dr., Winchester, VA 22603
  • Opequon Presbyterian Church (217 Opequon Church Lane, Winchester, VA 22602)
  • Alzheimer’s Association

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