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William James Boylan

November 24, 1963February 1, 2021
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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)

On February 1, 2021, William J. Boylan of Alexandria, VA, passed away at the age of 57 due to complications of an aortic dissection. Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Stacy Mueller Boylan. He is survived by his parents, William and Janet Boylan, in-laws Robert and Francene Mueller, sister Karen Eastman (husband, Scott and children, Kylie and Braden), brother in-law Bobby Mueller (wife, Jennifer and daughters, Laney and Alex), Aunt Kay Sparkman, Aunt Sharon Marsh, Aunt Mary Morris, a host of cousins and his godson, Chance Hogue. Bill also leaves behind his most cherished friend, Tony Cerveny.

Bill is a native of Aberdeen, Maryland. He graduated from Archbishop Spalding Catholic High School in Severn, Maryland. Bill was a member of the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1985. Upon graduation, Bill was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He went on to achieve the rank of Captain and had a tour of duty in Operation Desert Storm. Bill continued his education and completed two master's degrees in Aeronautical Science and National Security Studies. After leaving the military, Bill enjoyed a long and successful career in the engineering field.

Bill was a loving husband to his wife, Stacy, who was truly the love of his life. Bill’s life centered around Stacy for all the years they were together, and they both found true happiness together. Bill also had a real passion for sports, and his heart was with his beloved Baltimore Ravens. He enjoyed attending Ravens games with his nephew, Braden, every chance he could get. He also loved attending Washington Wizards and Capitals games with his niece, Kylie. One of Bill’s other true passions was spending time with his family, and he would take his family to the Outer Banks every Thanksgiving. Bill felt that family time was an essential part of life. Lastly, Maddie (his pet cat), brought into his life by Stacy, provided constant companionship and unconditional love to Bill for many years after Stacy’s passing. Maddie was always by his side.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors (especially Dr. Liam Ryan and Dr. Vineet Mehan), nurses, housekeeping, and food staff at Inova Fairfax Hospital for taking such good care of Bill for the past eight years. He affectionately referred to this team as his ”buds”. Bill fought many health battles, but he fought them all with optimism, gratitude, kindness and grace.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 9th, from 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia. A Funeral Mass will follow at 2:30 p.m. at The Basilica of St. Mary in Alexandria, Virginia. Bill will be laid to rest with military honors the following day at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Suffolk, Virginia at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The Stacy Boylan Fund at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer center in memory of Bill Boylan to support adult oncology nursing education: Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development, 3300 Whitehaven St. NW, Ste 3000, Washington, DC 20007

Or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Bill Boylan: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite B, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • Mass of The Resurrection

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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Paige Highsmith

February 19, 2021

I'm thinking about Bill this morning. Bill and I met at SAIC back when he and Stacy were building their townhouse. My husband and I were also building a townhouse! Bill and I shared in our "home ownership" gripes. We bonded over all of the issues that seemed so big at the time.
Then there was Stacy's passing, which words cannot capture the sorrow we all felt for Bill.
However, in true Bill style, he continued to honor Stacy with his Cool Cats fundraising and walking group. I was so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of people, all because of Bill.
Bill and I stayed in touch over the years through Cool Cats and Christmas Cards. I hold a special place in my heart for him. He is such a wonderful soul.
I am so saddened by his passing. I feel the world is a little less bright, but I find comfort in knowing he is reunited with his true love, Stacy.
My prayers and love go out to his family. I know this is a sad time for you, but I hope you can find some small joy in knowing how Bill made this world a brighter, better place. He certainly did so for me.
Love you Bill. I will miss you but know you are at peace.

Mary Morris

February 7, 2021

My prayers and Love go out to Bill, Janet, KB, Scott, Kylie and Braden. As his aunt I guess I should of started calling him Bill once he became an adult. I just couldn’t get use to it. He will always by Billy to me. He was only 2 years younger them me. He and KB went on vacations with his grandparents and I when we were younger. Memories that will stay with me are the times we went to Ocean City and North Carolina. When I close my eyes I can hear his laughter and see how his nose would twitch. I remember the love you saw in his eyes for Stacy. He fought so hard for so long. I know that Billy is with Stacy, his Pop Pop and Grandma now and is happy and at peace. I know many will miss him; he is at peace in heaven.

pearl zurich

February 7, 2021

I send my deepest condolences to his family.

Bill had a quiet, powerful presence. I admired his devotion to Stacy and the short, yet amazing relationship they had. And, I take solace in knowing that he has reunited with her and can now rest in peace.

Lynda Sparkman Hogue

February 7, 2021

So many memories of us growing up. As I sit here and think of them all from thanksgiving dinners, all the Christmas’s we all spent together growing up , lots of pop pop memories and the summer we both spent in wildwood as teenagers, I have cracked up laughing at some of our shenanigans and cried at others. You were more of a brother to me than my cousin. I chose you to be my sons godfather because I knew the type of man you were and would be an extraordinary role model for him. I was right. You will be missed and always loved. God speed on this journey Billy.

Gail Jones

February 4, 2021

Dear Janet and Bill,
My heartaches for you and your family. I believe the closeness and the many many memories you had with Billy will carry you through this difficult time and always.
God Bless You.
Love, Gail

Sharon Marsh

February 4, 2021

Although we are 1,000 miles apart our hearts are always connected. I love you all. It comforts me to think Billy and Stacy are together again. I remember the looks they exchanged at their wedding. They share a love that everyone dreams of but not everyone finds. May God comfort you during this difficult time. 🙏

Kay Boy lan Sparkman

February 3, 2021

My dear nephew Billy leaves a sad place in my heart.
He was an extraordinary young man who forever will have a special place in heart and prayers.









Joseph DeMuro

February 3, 2021

Janet, I am so sorry for your loss and I can't imagine the sorrow in your heart. I wish you and Bill and the rest of your family peace and serenity in this trying time. Love , Joe.

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