William R. Boyd, 75 of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Pittsburgh, Bill was the son of the late David and Irene Boyd. He served as a crew chief in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. During his service, he was stationed in Germany and was awarded medals for outstanding unit and good conduct. His love for airplanes and flying lead him to his career at Pan Am airlines for 25 years. Bill enjoyed traveling and exploring the world and gained extensive knowledge of the world and its rich history through his many travel experiences. He was a sports enthusiast and adored the Miami Dolphins, the University of Miami football team and the Miami Marlins. He also loved golf and in retirement spent much of his time on the course perfecting his game.
Bill will be remembered as the loving husband to Maureen (Costello) Boyd for 31 years, and the caring father to his children, William Boyd Jr. (Arizona), Kayleen Boyd (Orlando), and Christian Boyd (Orlando). He is loved and will be greatly missed by his sister Margaret Greathouse (California), and his mother and father-in law, (Nancy McAdams and Ray Mathieu), as well the rest of his extended family.
A celebration of Bill’s life will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm at:
MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835.
Family will receive guests from 6 pm to 6:30 pm with a service and military honors presentation to begin at 6:30 pm followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
AMVETS National Service Foundation
4647 Forbes Blvd
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: (407) 290-6003