November 15, 1928 ~ September 1, 2015
Born in: Far Rockaway, NY,
Resided in: Fairview, NC
Robert Boyland, 86, of Fairview, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Mission Hospital. Born in Far Rockaway, NY he worked 43 years for the telephone company (Ma Bell) and served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He loved his immediate family and all his neighbors and friends that became his NC family. Survivors include three sons, Skip Boyland of Solvang, CA, David Boyland of Thousand Oaks, CA and Larry Edmonds (Rosalina) of La Cresente, CA; one daughter, Kathleen Boyland of Newburg, NY; and two grandchildren Kevin and Aimee Edmonds. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Boyland. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church, of which he was a member.Father Matthew Leonard will officate. Our family sends their sincere thanks to those that looked after our father. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the Boyland family.