Leonard Francis Boyce (1921 - 1981)

Leonard F Boyce
1921 - 1981
updated February 13, 2020
Leonard Francis Boyce, father to 4 children, was born on May 23, 1921 in Hoboken, New Jersey USA. He was born to George Reginald Boice and Agnes Moore, with siblings Agnes and Marcella. He was baptized at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Hoboken, New Jersey USA. Leonard married Louise Dittmar in December 1948 and they later divorced in 1970. They gave birth to Lois Ann (Boyce) Flack, Linda Lee Boyce, and Leonard William Boyce. He would also marry Stephanie R Pietrucha on September 2, 1942 and they later divorced in 1947. They gave birth to Leonard Francis Boyce, Jr. He died on October 2, 1981 in Oceanside, California at age 60. We know that Leonard Francis Boyce had been residing in Oceanside County, California United States.

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Leonard F Boyce Biography

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Most Commonly Known Name

Leonard Francis Boyce

First name

Leonard

Middle name

F

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Lenny
Lenny Boyce

Gender

Male

Birth

Leonard Boyce was born on in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey USA

Death

Leonard Boyce died on in Oceanside, San Diego County, California United States

Cause of death

heart disease

Burial / Funeral

Ashes sent to oldest daughter., in Black River, Jefferson County, New York USA

Obituary

Ethnicity & Lineage

White, Citizen

Nationality & Locations Lived

U S CItizen

Religion

Roman Catholic at birth

Baptized

at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey USA

Last Known Residence

Oceanside County, California United States

Education

Hoboken, NJ schools

Professions

Manufacture Of Furniture, N.e.c. Corp, paper mill, owner/operator of retail grocery store, Holcomb Street Market, 710 Holcomb St, Watertown, NY

Personal Life & Organizations

Vestryman, St Pau's Episcopal Church, Brownville, Jefferson Co, NY

Military Service

Military serial#: 20223297
Enlisted: September 16, 1940 in Jersey City New Jersey
Military branch: Infantry
Rank: Private, National Guard (officers, Warrant Officers, And Enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: One Year Enlistment
US ARMY - WWII Served in France.

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Leonard Francis Boyce Family Tree

Leonard's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Boyce family tree.

Parents:

Apr 21, 1893 - Nov 17, 1969
Jun 4, 1899 - Mar 24, 1946

Siblings:

Dec 12, 1923 - Feb 18, 2012
Sep 17, 1930 - Mar 23, 2016

Relationships:

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Leonard Francis Boyce & Louise Matilda (Dittmar) Boyce

December 1948 - 1970
Cause of Separation: Divorce

Spouse:

Jan 30, 1923 - Jan 27, 1998

Children:

Aug 15, 1949 - Unknown
Jun 27, 1952 - Unknown
Aug 23, 1953 - Unknown
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Leonard Francis Boyce & Stephanie R Pietrucha

September 2, 1942 - 1947
Cause of Separation: Divorce
Leonard Francis Boyce

Spouse:

Sep 2, 1919 - Jan 2, 2013

Children:

Aug 22, 1944 - Unknown

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Leonard Francis Boyce was born on May 23, 1921, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Agnes Moore, age 21, and George Reginald "Reggie" Boyce, age 28. He was baptized in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hoboken, NJ, probably in May of 1921. He had two sisters; Agnes and Marcella Boice. He had a good singing voice and sang in a local quartette. He married Stephaine R Pietrucha at the Saint Aloysius Church, Newark, New Jersey, on September 2, 1943, when he was 22 years old. He had enlisted in the US Army on Sept 16, 1940 at age 19. He went on to serve in the Army overseas during WW II. On August 22, 1944 his son, Leonard Francis Boyce, Jr was born. At some point after the birth of his son, he and Stephanie were divorced. He and Louise Matilda Dittmar, also of Hoboken, NJ were married in the Town of Pamelia, Jefferson County, New York by Justice Chester Paul, Mr and Mrs August F Tafel were their witnesses. They lived in Brownville, NY until 1963, where he was a Vestryman at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Brownville. Originally, they lived with Louise’s Aunt, Anna Lawler Tafel. She passes away in 1957. He had three children with Louise; Lois Ann, Linda Lee and Leonard William Boyce. Lenny play steel guitar a little and love Johnny Cash. In October 1963 the family moved to Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY where the couple had, had a grocery store, the Holcomb Street Market, since sometime in the 50s. After purchasing a home at 516 Holcomb Street the couple ran the grocery store together. They purchases a few horses, and eventually had a stable on outer Gotham St in Watertown, called Gotham Hill Stables. Lenny enjoyed horses and riding as he and Louise had ridden together when they were still in New Jersey and in NY before they had children. He had artistic ability and was good with math. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown. On 29 Jan 1968, one day before his wife's 45th birthday and two months before his oldest daughter was to leave for England to study equestrianship, he left his family without a word. He had fallen from a horse the Sunday before and it was feared he had a head injury. That was not the case. Lenny left town and moved to Oceanside California. There he divorced Louise and married Gladys “Edith” Keen Adderley from Watertown, New York. Sometime during the early 70s (possibly 1972) he had his first heart attack. After his recovery, he visited Watertown (around 1974) and his saw his three children and met his first two grandchildren, twin boys, Scott and Eric Boyce, sons of his son Leonard William. He and his third wife separated at some time after this, around 1980. He tried to get his former wife, Louise to move to California to be with him, but she was not willing to leave her children and grandchildren who were in New York. He eventually reconciled with his wife and then passed away in Oceanside, San Diego, California, 2 OCT 1981. His ashes were sent to his oldest daughter to be buried with her at the time of her death. Along with his four children, one from his first marriage, and three from his second, he had three grandchildren; Scott, Eric and Rick Boyce of Watertown and Christopher from at the time of his death. 
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Leonard F. Boyce
Dies at Age 60

Leonard F Boyce, 60, Oceanside Calif., former operator of the Holcomb Street Marker, died Friday in an Oceanside hospital following a heart attack.

Following cremation in California, his ashes will be sent to Watertown.

Surviving are his wife, Edathy, Oceanside, Calif; two daughter, Mrs. Wallace B. (Lois) Flack, Felts Mills, Mrs. T. Douglas (Linda L.) Fulton, Groton; a son Leonard W. Boyce, Brownville; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Agnes) Stack, and Mrs. George (Marcella) Koeningsfest, both of Hoboken, N.J., three grandsons and an aunt.

Born May 23, 1921 the son of Reginald and Agnes Boice of Hoboken, N.J., he attended New Jersey schools and was a sergeant during World War II while stationed in France.

He returned to Watertown and in 1948 married the former Louise M. Dittmar of Jersey City, N.J. The couple lived at Brownville for 14 years where Mr. Boyce served on the vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Boyce purchased the Holcomb Street Market, which he operated until 1968. Following a divorce, he married former Watertown resident Edathy Adderley in 1970 in California.

He was a former member of Trinity Church.

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In 1921, in the year that Leonard Francis Boyce was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1940, he was 19 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1956, at the age of 35 years old, Leonard was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1969, when he was 48 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1981, in the year of Leonard Francis Boyce's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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