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.
Crystal J. Davis and Elijah Z. Evans
Prairie Village, KS