Sol Boardman, age 94, of Starkel Road, West Hartford, passed away on October 3, 2012 at the Hebrew Home & Hospital. Sol's passing will be mourned by his wife of 68 years, Helen Silver Boardman; his daughter, Lynn Mitchell and her husband, Bob of The Villages, FL; and his son, Leonard Boardman and his wife, Stef of Calabasas, CA; he also leaves his beloved grandchildren, Jennifer Maron, Jillian Boardman, Michael Boardman and his wife Smadar. In addition he is survived by three great-grandchildren, Jake, Samuel and Abigail, who brought him so much joy. Furthermore, he leaves his brother, Murray and sister-in-law Linda of Boynton Beach, FL, his brother-in-law Jake Fagin of West Hartford and his sister-in-law, Ellie Boardman of Bloomfield, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ed and Barbara Silver of Las Vegas. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bill and Dorothy Silver, sister-in-law, Roz Fagin; and his brother, Irving Boardman and sister and brother-in-law, Hannah and George Savage. He leaves many devoted nieces and nephews. Sol was the son of Hyman and Gussie Boardman. Sol was raised in Hartford. He was a dedicated and proud veteran of World War II for which he received a purple heart. He proudly wore his army cap and faithfully marched in Memorial Day Parades until he was 90. Sol was an avid music lover and self taught harmonica player. He loved to entertain friends and family. At 92, he learned to Skype with his kids and grandkids. He was always pleasant and happy. His smile and his presence will be missed by many of his friends and family. His happiest memories were summers at Old Colony Beach where children, grand children and extended family came together. Sol's family wishes to thank his loving care givers, Yvonne, Jean, Gwynn, Olive and Kay. The family sends a special thank you to the Hebrew Home & Hospice staff. They made his last days very comfortable.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, at 12 Noon in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with interment in the Hartford Mutual Society Cemetery, East Granby. Directly following the interment thru Sunday, Oct. 7, the family will receive relatives and friends at the home of Michael & Lenny Fagin, 66 Hilldale Road, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sol's memory may be made to the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd, West Hartford, CT 06117. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Sol, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.