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Karl Lee Boyes
Karl Lee Boyes, 76, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020.
Karl was born September 5, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to the late Arthur and Dorothy (McElhiney) Boyes and lived in the Akron area all his life. He was a proud US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from Babcock & Wilcox and Summa Health Systems. He was a sports enthusiast who loved watching ball games, playing golf and going fishing.
In addition to his parents, Karl is preceded in death by his brother, Art Boyes; brother-in-law, William Palmer; and nephew, Gary Boyes. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathleen; children, Margaret (Anthony) Mollica, Daniel (Catherine) Boyes, Amy (Mark) Moritz, and Andrea Young; grandchildren, Michael, Ashley (Josh), Joshua (Jessica), Jordyn, Cameron and Carly; great-grandchildren, Autumn and Vincent; brother, Larry (Linda) Boyes, sisters, (twin) Karen Lammlein and Lois Palmer; mother-in-law, Helen Greene; sister-in-law, Carole Boyes; and many other loving family and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 24 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Hennessey-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron, Ohio 44310. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, September 25 at 10:30 am at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 300 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron, Ohio 44310 with Rev. Father Joseph Warner, Presiding. Following will be a procession to Karl’s final resting place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.
Due to Covid-19, we respectfully request that those attending Visitation and Funeral Services will practice social distancing and wear face masks.
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Andrea and Family-
Words cannot express how grateful I am for the many years and moments Ive had with your amazing dad. I remember the countless hours he poured into each and every girl during softball season, including me. He was like a quiet storm. He had a way about him that would motivate you, push you, but yet somehow bring a heavy peace that would wash over you during each and every encounter. Later I found that to be known as drill sergeant syndrome, where Id want to give him my best, but mostly because I respected him so much. One memory in particular comes to mind each and every time Ive thought of your dad for the last 20 years. When my mother passed away, I was 21 years old. I remember being shocked and scared at Summa hospital and it was all a total blur as it happened so fast. I remember a particular nurse that was incredibly nasty and ugly towards me when I kindly asked her to call the doctor because my mother was fading fast. I quickly became so visibly angry by this nurses lack of respect for my dying mother, that the other nurse called security on me (probably a good choice at the moment). Of all people to show up during the worst time of my life... it was Karl. I dont know that Ive ever thanked him since that day, or told him how much I think I survived that horrific time and moment because of him, and the overwhelming peace he brought to me simply by being present. He knew just what to say to me. He helped me to take a painful deep breath. He helped me gain my composure and push through the pain, fear and anger; just like he did so many other moments for me, for you and for all the countless lives he touched through softball and many other ways over the years. Thank you Karl. Im confident you have a special place with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You were a man of honor and integrity and if I never told you, I love you and appreciate all the ways youve blessed my life and helped me to become the person I am today. Thank you, see you in heaven someday. God bless you and yours Andrea. I pray you find peace during all of this. And despite the physical loss of your dad, I know his presence will be here on earth, with your and your family, and certainly deep within your heart until Kingdom come. God bless you my friend.
Faye White-Callahan Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Karls family during this difficult time. I worked with Karl for many years at Cuyahoga Falls General. He knew no enemies and was loved by all. He always brightened my day with his huge smile and the way he treated me like family.
Its been a few years since I have seen Karl, but I promise he wont be forgotten!
Chrissy Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM
Rest In Peace my friend.
Terry Myers Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM
I worked with Carl at Summa as an Officer him and i worked at Western Reserve Hospital together. This is one of the nicest people that a person could ever meet. Him and i are both Veterans and loved talking about the Military. Once he retired it wasnt the same he always had a joke to crack before he left for the day. Im sure he will be missed by many and forgotten by none. May God grant all of his family and friends with a speedy healing.
Rudy Jones Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM