Paul Moody Boynton Jr.
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Norfolk - Paul Moody Boynton, Jr., 68, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loved ones on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after a long illness. Paul was born in Hartford, Connecticut on December 14, 1944 to Paul Moody Boynton, Sr. and Lillian Sultan Boynton, both deceased. Paul attended the Hotchkiss School and then moved to Williamsburg, Virginia to attend the College of William & Mary. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and a Master's in Education from William & Mary, and then continued his studies at George Washington University's Graduate School of Government and Business Administration, where he earned a Master's of Science in Administration, and at Yale University, where he completed the Executive Program in Health Care Management.
Paul spent the vast majority of his professional career in public health care administration. Until his retirement in 2008, Paul was the Executive Director of the Eastern Virginia Health Systems Agency, where he guided the planning and development of this region's health care systems and infrastructure. He also served the City of Norfolk's Department of Human Services as the Chief of its Office of Management and Planning, and was Director of Planning and Evaluation for the Norfolk Model Cities Program. Paul was a past president or chairman of the Virginia Public Health Association, the Virginia Association of Health Systems Agencies, the Norfolk Community Services Board, and the Eastern Virginia Association of Community Services Boards.
Paul is survived by his son, Christopher Scott Boynton, and his grandchildren Morgan Fouche Boynton, Claire Isabelle Boynton and Luke Christopher Boynton, all of Virginia Beach. He wishes to extend his sincere love and gratitude to his close companion, Cathy Lane, and to all of the members of his care team at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Mon., Dec. 31, 2012 at the Granby Chapel of the Metropolitan Funeral Service, 7246 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23505, with interment to follow immediately after at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk VA 23502. A visitation will be held immediately before the service on Monday, starting at 9:30. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the
at www.cancer.org or P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. On-line condolences may be made at www.metropolitanfuneralservices.com .
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 29, 2012