JOHN H. BOYD

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BOYD JOHN HUNTLY BOYD, JR. CAPT, U.S. Navy (Ret.) On February 25, 2014 of Fairfax, VA. Huntly was born on December 12, 1931 in Wyandotte, MI to Dr. John H. Boyd and Pauline Kyte Boyd. He graduated from The U.S. Naval Academy in 1953. On January 28, 1956, he married Mary E. (Libby) Hogan. After serving on the USS Gainard and the USS John S. McCain, he earned a masters degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and the degree of Naval Engineer from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his Naval career, he performed duty at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, The Naval Ship Repair Facility in Guam and with the Staffs of Commander Service Group Three and Commander Service Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He had a subspecialty of diving and salvage and served as Office in Charge, Navy Experimental Diving Unit and Director of Ocean Engineering and Supervisor of Salvage, Naval Sea Systems Command. In this capacity he was responsible for clearing wrecks from the Suez Canal in 1974, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy's highest peace-time decoration. He was also awarded four Navy Commendation Medals and the Gold Medal Award of the American Society of Naval Engineers. His final five years in the Navy were spent as Planning Officer, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and Commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. After his 1981 Navy retirement, he consulted in marine and Navy-related projects. After their Navy travels, Huntly and Libby returned to their long-time home in Alexandria. They moved to The Woodlands in Fairfax in 2008. He is survived by sons John (Debbie), David (Terri), and Adam; daughters Sarah Blair (Hunt) and Amy Crawford (Neil); and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Dr. Paul K. Boyd (Phyllis), and a sister, Brenda Boyd Camou. In addition to his parents, Huntly was predeceased by his wife, Libby, and his brother, David F. Boyd. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Calling hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, VA. A funeral Mass will be offered 12 noon Monday, March 3 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Fairfax, VA. A private burial at Arlington National Cemetery will be scheduled at a future date. www.everlyfuneralhomes.comwww.everlyfuneralhomes.com


Published in The Washington Post from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2014
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