• McGilley State Line Chapel
    Kansas City, MO
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Peter C. Boylan, M.D. 1935 - 2013

Peter C. Boylan, M.D.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I am grateful for the life of Dr. Boylan. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This is my Facebook tribute to Dr. Boylan:

I just learned that my neighbor and friend Dr. Peter Boylan transitioned last night. Thank you God that I went to see him at Research Hospital last week and he knew I was there. He said, "Crystal" before the medicine kicked in. I stayed a while, held his hand and read some of the Catholic prayers his family had there. He had a beautiful rosary on his chest. I thanked his daughter, Wendy, for being so inclusive of me and Elijah. I am also glad Elijah would dump his trash and get his groceries out of his car and bring them into his apartment. Dr. Boylan would give Elijah dollars and sodas as payment. He would say, "Now, Elijah this is our secret because I know your mom does not want you to take money." I never said anything. It was okay. I loved his stories about his Air Force life and his life as an orthopedic surgeon. He was duly impressed that I had been to the Armament Museum in Florida near the naval base (Ed took me there when I visited him for our dissertation work). We talked over a few cocktails a couple of times. We at Kenilworth apartments are going to miss Dr. Boylan. I will be attending his services on Wednesday morning at Cure of Ars Catholic church. God bless you, Dr. Boylan. — with Elijah Evans.

Even though such a short time, our lives are richer because of Dr. Boylan's presence at Kenilworth apartments.

Sincerely,
Crystal J. Davis and Elijah Z. Evans
Kenilworth Apartments
Prairie Village, KS
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I am so sorry to read of Dr. Boylan's death. He operated on my son, Mark Lowry, after the Perthes disease left the femur head in his hip, and it regained life--only as flattened and he would have been unable to walk. Since the doctor had learned and practiced that surgery elsewhwere, he knew the process, and he was the first surgeon to perform such in the KC area. We still have photograps (slides) of that special surgery. Mark had follow-up appointments and it turned out to be very successful. Although Mark died of cancer in 2006, he had many successful years with a normal functioning hip, thanks to a great physician--Dr. Boylan! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Jo Lowry (Kansas City)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
We are very sorry to hear of your father's passing and know he will be missed a great deal by his family and all who knew him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Peter will be sadly missed in the Kansas City barbecue community. His attention to details, respect for others, great sense of humor, and passion for excellence in barbecue was exemplary. Condolences to Peter's family & all who knew and loved him.
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