Robert Arthur Boyack, 80, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Lady Lake, Florida, after a valiant battle with cancer.
Bob was born on April 8, 1940 in Albany, New York to Walter and Anna Marie Boyack. He was a graduate of Albany High School and received a degree in electrical engineering from Hudson Valley Technical Institute. Bob had a 30-year career with Honeywell Computer Systems in both technical and management positions. On May 12, 1962, he married Carol Ann Griffin in Colonie, New York and they had two children, Michael and Sharon. Bob and Carol enjoyed retirement in Boynton Beach, Florida; New Bern, North Carolina; and Lady Lake, Florida.
Bob had many interests and was capable of building or fixing just about anything. He loved flying and was an FAA-licensed Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor. He was a life-long amateur radio operator, having received his license as a teenager and ultimately attaining an Extra Class license. Bob was an avid boater and belonged to many boating organizations including the US Power Squadron, where he served in several leadership roles including Commander of the Harris Chain squadron. He was also a self-taught organist who designed and built a theatre organ in his home.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Carol; his children Michael (Melissa) Boyack of Rochester, New York and Sharon (Craig) Myers of Olean, New York; two grandchildren: Patrick and Casey Boyack, and many friends who will miss his intellect, wisdom, and many talents.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences to the Boyack family can be made online at:www.baldwincremation.com