Charles Boivin

Obituary of Charles Boivin

Charles F. Boivin  1924 – 2019

 

Deansboro - Charles F. Boivin, 94, of Deansboro, formerly of Florida, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, after a brief illness.

            Charlie was born November 14, 1924, in Schuylerville, NY, the son of Frederick and Rose (LaPier) Boivin.  He was raised and educated in Schuylerville.  Charlie went on to serve with the US Army during World War II, and then transferred to the Army Air Corps.  On December 5, 1948, Charles married Elizabeth “Betty” Duross , the love of his life for 58 years, in Glens Falls, NY.  Betty, who lovingly would call him “Buster”, passed away in 2006.  After his service, Charlie became a commercial airline pilot, first working for Mohawk Airlines in Oneida and later for US Air, based in Pittsburgh, PA, retiring as a Captain in 1984.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #120, Holly Hill, FL; of the Elks Lodge #2193, Ormond Beach, FL.  He flew a commemorative Air Force Aircraft T-34 at the age of 92 – a milestone for him personally as well as for the US Airforce. Charles also received the Wright Brothers Professional Pilot Award for 50 plus years of safe flying.

            Charles is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Charles, Jr. and Melanie Boivin, PA, Sherman Boivin, FL, Gregory and Robin Boivin, Deansboro, Daryl and Paula Boivin, PA; grandchildren, Tanya Boivin, Gregory C. (and Julie) Boivin, Charles III (and Michele) Boivin, Stafford (and Kelly) Boivin, Becky Boivin, Eva (and Anthony) Rodriguez, Jobe Boivin, Tia Rose Boivin, Thomas Boivin, Brandi Lee Boivin; as well as many great-grandchildren.  Charlie also leaves two special nieces, Renee Honey and Jennifer Wojciechowski.  Besides his wife, he is predeceased by a brother, Paul Boivin.

            Funeral Services, entrusted to R.P. Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., 10 East Park Row, Clinton, are being held privately at the convenience of the family.  Interment will take place privately in Saratoga National Cemetery.

            Those wishing may donate to the Helmuth-Ingall’s American Legion Post #232, Franklin Springs in Charlie’s memory.

            The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the 3rd floor at St. Elizabeth Medical Center for the excellent care and compassion shown to Charlie and his family during his stay.  Also a special thank you to Shiela Pattisan and Sara O'Dell. 

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