Richard Charles Boynton August 11, 2011 Inspector Richard Charles Boynton passed away August 11, 2011, at the age of 64 in his daughter's home in Escondido, California. Rich was a 33-year veteran of the Syracuse Police Department, where he retired as inspector. Rich was instrumental in creating the security system for homes and businesses. As an inspector he established and maintained an accreditation standing with the state of New York for the Syracuse Police Department. Rich served on the board of Vera House for a number of years and the Syracuse Police Credit Union. He had a heart for those who struggled in this crazy world. In retirement he drove a school bus for the Fabius School District. Rich was an avid outdoorsman, an amateur mycologist who loved gardening, reading, camping, fishing and hunting. He loved his family, pets, neighbors, mushroom hunting, his church, the kids on his bus and friends' breakfast times. He had a quirky sense of humor, a keen mind and a gentle spirit. He loved talking with everyone and will be missed by all who knew him: friends, family, strangers, children and animals. Rich was predeceased by his parents, William and Erma Boynton, and his brothers, Henry Boynton and William Boynton. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Madelyn; daughter, Kim Boynton Delahanty, and daughter-in-law, Wendy Connors of Escondido, California; son, Richard of Virginia; grandson, Jacob of Liverpool; granddaughters, Stephanie (Jeff) Gordon of Seattle, Washington, Kasey Connors of San Francisco, California, and Michelle Connors of Anaheim, California; his brother, James (Judy); sister-in-law, Nancy Boynton; and several in-laws, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 18, at 2:30 p.m. at Eastern Hills Bible Church, Rte. 92 (Cazenovia Rd), Manlius, NY. There will be no burial because Richard donated his body to UC San Diego School of Medicine. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Eastside Vineyard Church Building Fund, 4583 North St., Jamesville, NY 13078.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on August 20, 2011