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Cogswell Coombes Boyd

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Cogswell Coombes Boyd, of Binghamton, NY, born July 4, 1911, died April 13, 2005. Coggy graduated from New York Military Academy, Barnard School for Boys and attended New York University. He served in Patton's Third Army Division during World War II and earned a Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars for his service. Coggy loved playing golf and had five holes in one. His greatest love was playing cards: bridge and gin rummy. Coggy was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Marion VanAtta Boyd; his father, Frederick Charles Cogswell Boyd; his mother, Maud Coombes St. John; his sons-in-law, Paul H. Stanley and John Goff; and his daughter-in-law, JoAnn Weiss Boyd. Coggy was a member of the Binghamton Country Club, the Binghamton Club, the Lost Tree Golf Club, in North Palm Beach, Florida, and the Quail Ridge Golf Club in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is survived by his son, Frederick C. C. Boyd II, and his wife, Nancy Reynolds Boyd of Edwards, Colorado; his two daughters, Susan Boyd Stanley of Fort Worth, Texas, and Nancy Boyd Goff, of Vestal, New York; his brother-in-law, William VanAtta of Binghamton, New York; his sister-in-law, Eleanor VanAtta Kieffer, of Rochester, New York; his grandchildren, Frederick C.C. Boyd III, and his wife Tara Adyanthaya of Atlanta, Georgia; Sheri Stanley Sears and her husband, Joseph Sears, of Granbury, Texas; Deborah Boyd Smith of Wappingers Falls, New York; Katherine Goff of Vestal, New York; and Karen Goff of Washington, D.C.; his great-grandchildren, Rachel and Isabelle Smith; and many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the third-floor staff of Susquehanna Nursing Home and to Hospice of Lourdes Hospital of Binghamton, New York for their devoted care. A memorial service for Cogswell and his beloved wife Marion will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Christ Episcopal Church, 187 Washington Street, Binghamton, NY with the Reverend John R. Martinichio, officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Binghamton University Foundation, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, New York 13902-6005 or the charity of your choice in memory of Cogswell C. Boyd. Arrangements for the family are directed by the DeMunn Funeral Home.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 15, 2005
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