Donald R. Boston
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Donald R. Boston passed away April 5, 2021, at the age of 85 from Alzheimer's disease. Born in Akron, he was a graduate of North High School and The University of Akron. He served with the 145th Aeromedical Transport Squadron in the US Air Force, and then retired from General Tire with twenty-five years of service. He also had ten years of service at Central States Can Company. Don was a long time member of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Usher, and served on numerous committees. He also played shuffle board and golfed with the Men's League at the church. Don was most proud of his hole-in-one before he gave up golfing due to health issues. He was also a 50 year member of Wayfarer Masonic Lodge #789. Don loved talking about and looking at cars, both old and new. He especially enjoyed attending and competing in car shows and cruise-ins showing off his red Corvette. Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Donna (Watson) Boston; son and daughter-in-law, David and Janice (Testa) Boston; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Perry Lakins; grandchildren, that he was so proud of, John (Jenna) Boston, Julie (Patrick) Hughey, Jeffrey (Julie) Lakins, and Laura Lakins; great grandchildren, George Lee and Josephine Eleanor Hughey; sister-in-law, Janis Watson; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Juliet Boston; brothers, Frank, Albert, Jack, Verner, Harold; and sister, May May. Services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church in Ellet, Pastor Brian T. Nutt officiating. Friends and family will be received one hour prior to the service. Covid19 procedures, masks and social distancing, will be followed. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 2406 Ardwell Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44312. (Hopkins Lawver, AKRON, 330-733-6271) www.hopkinslawver.com






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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 7, 2021.
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April 11, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Boston’s passing. He was always so friendly to the kids in the neighborhood and had great taste in cars. Keeping the Boston family in my thoughts and prayers.
Angela (Dutton) Zeisig
Neighbor
April 10, 2021
Donna, David, Denise,and family. Sorry for your loss of husband and father. Thoughts are with you.
Brett Bell
Family
April 9, 2021
Dave,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, great memories when working at General Tire.... talking, joking, playing Volleyball. He was a very kind man who loved his family. Prayers to you, your Mom and entire family. ❤
Susan Dickey
Coworker
April 8, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Boston was always so kind.
Elizabeth Jones
Neighbor
April 8, 2021
It was an honor to be his caregiver for the time I got. I loved him like he was my own grandpa. Will miss him terribly
Love Ali
Ali
Friend
April 8, 2021
Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.
Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home
April 7, 2021
Don was a kind and gentle soul. I will miss him. He always had a smile and a hug to offer. Lifting you all up in prayer.
Sherry Sarvis
Friend
April 7, 2021
Don Boston was a real sweet soul who generously opened his home to me from the first time I met him! It will be sad not visiting him at home and seeing the sunshine in his eyes when he talked with me!
Catherine Niewierowski
Neighbor
April 7, 2021
Dave and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. I always cherished our friendship. My prayers to all during this time is sorrow.
Ron Greenleaf
Ron Greenleaf
Coworker
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