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John B. Boyle

March 12, 1935 — October 5, 2021

John Bernard Boyle, 86, of Pray, Montana died on Tuesday, October 5th in his home. Cremation took place at Franzen-Davis Crematory. John was born on March 12th, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was the son of Bernard J. Boyle and Ruth Bloom Boyle. He received his education at DeMatha High School in Washington, D.C. John entered active military service in the United States Airforce and proudly served his country until 1955. He received an Honorable Discharge and continued to serve in the Airforce reserve until 1960.John worked for the Elevator Union in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas as an elevator repair man while living in Woodbridge, Virginia. He was often on call for elevators that were stuck. John loved adventure and thrill seeking, which included bungee jumping, sky diving, white water rafting, snowmobiling, hunting, and riding his Harley. He regularly attended the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It was during one of the trips following Sturgis in 1995, that he found and fell in love with Montana and decided to build his mountain home here.During John's retirement, he enjoyed caring for his yard and mowing with his John Deer Tractor. He regularly decorated his home with many Christmas lights during the holidays, and he loved the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, and NASCAR. Football was his passion. He was proud to have attended five Super Bowls. He enjoyed daily workouts and earned a black belt in Taekwondo during his time in the military. John lived by his own rules and by his own timeframe. We know that his next life will be filled with new adventures and open roads. John is survived by his good friends Dana, Jane, Gary, Paula, and other bar keeps and patrons in the Paradise Valley, his three nieces: Ann Green (Ted Fristrom), Philadelphia; Meg Green, Easton, PA; and Betsy Green (Ben Schmidt) of Charlotte, NC; and his sister, Ann E. Boyle, of Fort Mill, SC.Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. To view the obituary or share online condolences visit: www.franzen-davis.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory can be made to Livingston Health/Care Hospice.
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