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October 08, 2013
You will be missed, Uncle Dick. Kathy & Kevin Kuron
October 07, 2013
Dick was one of the kindest men I have ever met. You always felt right at home with him the instant he started speaking with that wonderfully warm deep voice of his. His vision, common sense and artistic eye is a huge loss to the city of Toledo. Thankfully, he has left much for us to remember what a marvelous talent he was. I miss your uplifting e-mails. May God's Great Grace be with your family for I know the Lord already has you working on a landscape in your corner of heaven.
October 07, 2013
Dick was one of "Toledo's Treasures" in government. He was a
true "gentleman" with class, dignity, and talent. He will long
be remembered and missed.
October 06, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. God is for us a refuge and strength. (Psalms 91:2) May you find the needed strength from God, family and friends.
October 06, 2013
It was a privilege to have Richard as an overseas friend - always enjoyed our email contacts from time to time. A man always friendly in words and as a person and always willing to help me out. My thoughts are with his family and left behind partner. Will miss him
October 05, 2013
Of the many I've met in my life few embodied the spirit and sheer joy of this state of being as much as my dear friend Richard "Dick" Boers who died yesterday.

He of our loose and delightful Friday lunch social gatherings, the man who fought for beauty and life and art in Toledo. He left a legacy of hundreds of acres of riverfront parkland, thousands and thousands of shade trees and street trees, and his treasured Crosby Park (the Toledo Botanical Garden).

The friend who sent me birthday cards every year (addressed to "Mikey") and who shared hours on the telephone on all matters of design and beauty and life.

Toledo might not know what has been lost. I'm not sure I can fully comprehend what Dick meant to the very essence of all that he did for a medium sized swampy town on the banks of a grand river and the shores of a great lake.

I only know he touched so many people in positive ways and left a legacy of profound impact on thousands he never met and who still don't know his name.

In an era of out-sized egos only too eager to claim unearned credit reflexively, we had the blessing of a true humble man of real character who did great things with grace and class and touching tenderness.

He will fight no more.

God I miss him.
October 05, 2013
My family and I greatly appreciate the results of Mr. Boer's efforts. "Crosby Gardens" (as it is known in our family) has been a part of our lives since as long as we can remember. My wedding was held there and we go almost once a week to visit, even in the winter. We have attended many events there, shopped in the workshops and visited the lithopone museum. It is truly an integral part of our family. Rest in Peace Richard Boer and thank you for helping to truly enrich our lives with the results of your passions.
October 04, 2013
Richard was not only a fine asset to the City of Toledo, but to all of the people who worked with him each step of the way, He was always a friend to all who met him. He will be missed but always remembered,
October 04, 2013
I always thought of Dick as the 'godfather' of public sculpture in Toledo. We have lost a man of true vision and great passion.
October 04, 2013
There is not a kinder, more gracious person on the planet. He always made me feel like he sincerely cared about me. He was always interested in what was going on in my life. Dicks keen sense of humor was just one more reason he was fun to be around. I will miss him dearly.

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It should be the "Richard W. Boers Botanical Garden.

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