SYCAMORE – R. William Boynton, 78, passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at home in Sycamore, Ill.|
Born April 22, 1934, in Oak Park, to Lee and Eleanor Boynton, Bill graduated from St. Charles High School in 1952 and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin. On Dec. 19, 1953, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Janet Yoder in Pitman, N.J.
In 1966, Bill took a risk and started his own business, Boynton Plastics Service, in the basement of the family home in St. Charles. He used the same philosophy for the business as he did in all of his life: To serve others with joy and to the best of his abilities. While Bill had not been active at the company for many years, it still exists to this day and its foundation remains the same.
Bill's greatest joy in life was Carolyn to whom he dedicated his life to, especially in her last several years, providing her with daily love and care. Bill also loved to play golf with his friends, his children and most of all, Carolyn, and he had opportunities to travel and play in many locations around the country and Europe.
Bill is survived by his children, Robert (Amy Milton) of St. Charles, Daniel (Theresa Potter) of Decatur, Nancy (Boynton) Stika (Scott) of Sycamore; many grandchildren; and sister, Patricia Binks (Harry).
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Carolyn, who died Oct. 31, 2007.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. A service of worship and thanksgiving will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Lord of Life Church, 40W605 Route 38, Elburn. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, 1200 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road, Suite 1B, DeKalb IL 60115, or www.dekalbcountyhospice.org/ Bill – Carolyn and their family were blessed by their wonderful service.
To leave an online condolence or remembrance for the family, visit www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-584-0060.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 20, 2013