Beverly Rose Boyle 92, a resident of Grand Island for 59 years, passed away peacefully after a short illness at the Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Warren, Pa on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
Born October 1, 1927 in Horseheads, NY she was the oldest daughter of Burnadean Buckley Stein and John Reuben Stein. She worked as a stenographer briefly in the 1940’s then became a WWII Veterans wife and raised her family. They were married in Waverly, NY on May 16, 1946, 24 days after his discharge from the U.S. Navy. She coordinated several annual USS Alderamin (AK-116) Reunions from 1996-2009 and attended them all with her proud Navy husband. She enjoyed bowling, camping with her family, spending time at their cabin in Belmont, NY, and was an accomplished artist after her retirement. She loved traveling the United States with her husband in their motor home and logged over 69.000 miles.
Beverly had 5 children – John R. Boyle, who died shortly after birth in 1949, Mark D. Boyle of Warren, PA, Dana J. Boyle (Jane) of Grand Island, Lance C. Boyle (Judy) of Williamsville, NY, and Nanci E. Backlund of Grand Island, eight grandchildren – Michael Backlund (Ashley), Laura Backlund, Jessica Backlund, Katie Boyle of Olean, NY, Lindsey Lucatra (Mike), Steven Boyle (Katelynn) of Grand Island, Dawn Hurley (Brian Lango) and Jason Fisher (Terry), and six great-grandchildren, Leo, Madison and Jacob Hurley, Brantley Jones, Michaela Lucatra, and Easton Backlund, along with many nieces, nephews and their respective spouses and families. In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Dana Cortright Boyle, whom she married on May 16, 1946 in Waverly, NY, and who died on September 12, 2014, and her dear sister and partner in crime Gloria Walthers of Florida.
A private family dinner will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.