SYCAMORE – R. William Boynton, 78, passed away peacefully at home in Sycamore on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
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Bill was born on April 22, 1934, in Oak Park to Lee and Eleanor Boynton. He 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 his sister, Patricia Binks (Harry).
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Carolyn. who died on Oct. 31, 2007.
A service of worship and thanksgiving will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Lord of Life Church, 40W605 Route 38 in Elburn. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, 1200 N. Fifth Ave. in St. Charles. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St. in 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 to the family, visit the funeral home's obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on February 20, 2013