Robert Calvin Boice

Robert Calvin Boice Burnt HillsRobert Calvin Boice passed away peacefully Thursday, March 21st after a life full of love and devotion to his family and community. He was born July 8, 1933 in Albany, NY. He married his sweetheart, Joyce B. MimMack, almost 60 years ago on October 4, 1953. He graduated from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake schools as an accomplished athlete as a BH-BL Hiller. He received honors as the top scorer for the Saratoga County high school basketball league. He attended Cornell University before working the family dairy farm in Burnt Hills. Bob drove bus for 20 years at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake schools, spending a great deal of time transporting athletes to events. Bob spent most of his life dedicated to the Town of Ballston and the Burnt Hills community. He served as a Burnt Hills volunteer fireman for 58 years, acting as lieutenant, assistant chief (15 years), chief (three years) and commissioner (10 years). Bob also dedicated 16 years to the Town of Ballston as councilman and played an important role in the construction of the highway garage, Community Library and Town Hall. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Albert D. and Hazel P. Boice and sister, Joan Boice. He is survived by his wife, Joyce and siblings, William Boice (Ellen) and Edith Older. Bob had five children, Shirley Kane of Ithaca, NY, Debra Hodgson (Robert) Ballston Spa, Bonny Boice (Gary Bojarski) Lake Pleasant, NY, Robert C. Boice Jr. (Sharron) of Morrisville, NY, and Kathleen Boice DeSocio (Chris) Genoa, NV. Bob was Pa to his seven grandchildren, Dennis Hodgson (Stephanie), Saratoga, Nathan Hodgson (Kate), Middlegrove, Lauren Seward, Scotia, Derek Seward, Rochester, NY, Bobbi Boice III, Burlingame, CA, and Tyler and MaKenzie Boice of Morrisville. Bob enjoyed watching his two great-granddaughters, Molly and Tess Hodgson. He was Uncle Bob to more than 50 nieces and nephews across the country. Visits with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Ballston Lake at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25th. Our Lady of Grace Church is located on Midline Rd., Ballston Lake, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a . Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, Ballston Lake, NY.

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 23, 2013