2017-03-18 / Obituaries

Donald T. Boyd

Donald T. Boyd, age 89 of Pickerington, a servant of God, a follower of Jesus passed away March 10, 2017, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital.

He was born on August 7, 1927, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, to the late John S. and M. Evelyn Stephany Boyd. He was a World War II US Army Air Corps veteran, where he received the World War II Victory Medal and US Army of Occupation of Japan Medal.

Donald always was proud to say that he was a social worker, where he worked at Children’s Hospital, Lutheran Social Services (former Executive Director), various nursing homes, AOPHA and NASW. He also taught social work at Capital University.

He was a charter member and a past Elder of Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Pickerington, charter member of National Association of Social Workers, Pickerington Senior Citizens, American Legion Post 283, Kiwanis Clubs in Columbus and Pickerington. Donald was awarded various awards which were NASW Lifetime Achievement, COAAA, Senior Hall of Fame, Kiwanis Club of Columbus Achievement Award, Sertoma Service to Mankind Award, Jefferson Award and Pickerington Public Library Award.

Donald is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma J. Boyd; two daughters, Kathleen Anne (Donald C.) Bukey of Baltimore and Patricia Kaye (Timothy S.) Leu of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Bukey, Kristin (Brandon) Curry, Justin Bukey, Elizabeth (Michael) Love, Jonathan Bukey, Adam (Jessica) Leu and Aaron (Tricia) Leu; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Faye Ballmer of Gahanna; and a niece, Susan Ballmer of Gahanna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, George Boyd.

Funeral service were held March 15, 2017, at the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, Pickerington, with Rev. Desiree M. Youngblood officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be given to The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, 1947 College Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43210 or the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church Benevolence Fund in his memory.

To send an online condolence, and sign the guestbook, please visit www.funeralhome.com.

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