Our IAABO Family is mourning a loss.
Russell “Russ” Boynton , 83, died, July 11, 2017, at his home after a brief illness. He was born July 31, 1933, in Eastham, Mass., the son of the late Jerome and Addie C. (Ryder) Boynton.
He graduated from Ellsworth High School, Class of 1951, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Maine-Machias. Russ served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. His first teaching job was in Liberty and then at Surry Grammar School, serving as principal and coaching basketball and baseball. He went on to teach and coach at Ellsworth and Sumner high schools. He coached at GSA and EMMC. He retired in the 1980s. He still refereed basketball until ill health forced him to retire. Russell enjoyed digging worms, clamming and hunting in the Maine woods with his special friend John Shoppe. He also loved to bet on the horse races.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doreen; children, Mark Beede and wife, Cleo, of Honolulu, Hawaii, Brenda Jones of Lamoine, Lynda Sperry and husband, Jim, of Lamoine, Rhonda Boynton and fiance Herb Lewis of Lamoine, Rusty Boynton of Lamoine, Donna Crawford and husband, Glenn, of Lamoine; brother, Harold “Bubby” Boynton and wife, Nancy, of Lamoine; sister, Joanne Lambdin and partner Joe of Lamoine; grandchildren, Anne Beede and husband, Robert Busan, Taylor Jones, Morgaen Jones, Miles McIntire, Miranda McIntire and partner Will Hamor, Michael Garrity and wife, Cecilia, Marissa Boynton, Malerie Lockhart and Cameron Crawford; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Imogen, Briella, Elianna, Alyvia, Owen, Riya and Raelyn; in-laws, Evelyn Farrell and partner Albert Chapman, Enid and Bill Neleski, and Robert and Linda Madrell; many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by his special feline friend, Cosmo. He was predeceased by sisters, Nancy Jordan and Dorothy Harvey.
Calling hours will be held 5-7 p.m. July 18, 2017, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. July 19 with Pastor Bob Maddocks officiating.
Family requests contributions in Russ's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.