Wilson Math Teacher John Boyce, passed away last year at the age of 89. I just learned of his passing

John George Boyce

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 4:00 am

John George Boyce of Levittown died Saturday, June 30, 2012. He was 89.

He was the husband of Anne Elizabeth Casey.

Born in 1923, he attended Girard College. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he flew 25 missions as a radio operator, navigator, and gunner during World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Flying Cross in addition to numerous other medals.

After the war, he enrolled in LaSalle College. He became a mathematics teacher and taught in both Philadelphia and Bucks County high schools.

Upon retirement, he turned his attention to the arts and emerged as a sculptor, an artist, and an inventor. With insatiable curiosity and an adventuresome spirit, he left his mark on not only his immediate family, but also on all those he met. There were no strangers in his view. The world has truly become far less interesting without him in it.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Maryanne Frisch (Robert), Denis Boyce (Angelika), Patricia Jones (James), and Andrew Boyce (Lisa); his sisters, June Lewis and Dorothy Volpe; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A time of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, where friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friends are welcome to come to celebrate his life at that time. Interment will be held privately. Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home,Doylestown