OBITUARY

Jerome "Jerry" Edward O'Boyle

September 4, 1932April 26, 2014
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Charlotte - On April 26th, 2014 Jerome (Jerry) Edward O'Boyle went home to be with the Lord. He was born Sept. 4th, 1932 in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Jerome Edward and Irene Keegan O'Boyle. A third generation Irish-American, Jerry had inherited a good work ethic which enabled him to achieve much during his lifetime. One of his greatest achievements was to raise ten children with his wife of 62 years, Joan Minor O'Boyle.

He had a fascination with graphic arts from a young age with one of his earliest jobs being with a local newspaper, The Bay Ridge Reporter. After attending Villanova and City College of N.Y. and graduating with a BA in Advertising, he went to work for Emerson Radio. From there he joined Davidson Printing Equipment, a division of Merganthaler Lynotype, as advertising manager which led him from N.Y. City to Charlotte, N.C. He later joined Delmar's calendar division, Amercraft Planners, before eventually accepting a position with Xerox. Xerox relocated him and his family to Knoxville, Tenn., and then to their headquarters in Rochester N.Y. In 1967 they moved to Surrey, England, where Jerry worked on a joint venture between Xerox and the Rank Corporation. After returning to the US in 1971 he left Xerox and returned to Charlotte to create Timeplanner Calendars, a promotional products company. Jerry eventually had the pleasure of being joined in the business by all of his six surviving sons. One of his legacies is the care and respect that he showed for each of his employees, some of whom still work there, having been there almost since the company's inception. He always found time to help others less fortunate than himself, having volunteered as an after school tutor as well sponsoring refugee families. The greatest legacy that he left was the example that he set for all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to never forget those less fortunate than himself. One of his favorite things to do in his later years was to shop at Walmart, where he would sometimes offer to buy the groceries or other items for people who seemed less fortunate that were in the checkout line with him.

Living in England instilled in him and his children a great love for travel. His children have many fond memories of traveling with him across the cities of Europe and North Africa. After retirement he and Joan spent their summers in the town of Lancaster, in the white mountains of N.H. close to where his wife Joan was raised.

Jerry was predeceased by his firstborn son, John Michael, as well as his parents and brother, Anthony O'Boyle. He leaves behind his wife, Joan and nine children, Irene R. Single (Wayne), James E. O'Boyle (Maria), Thomas G. O'Boyle (Christine), Lawrence E. O'Boyle, Anne M. Boatenreiter, Joseph A. O'Boyle, Maureen J. O'Boyle, Timothy F. O'Boyle, and Patrick J. O'Boyle (Sumer); grandchildren, Patrick T. O'Boyle, Brendan D. O'Boyle and Timothy C. O'Boyle, Colleen A. Cromer (Wyatt), Megan T. Tozer, Ryan T. Tozer, Mallory G. Williams, John F. O'Boyle, Christina E. O'Boyle, David M. Lehman, Hannah J. Lehman, Allison R. Boatenrieter, Keegan J. O'Boyle, Charlotte C. O'Boyle, Miller P. O'Boyle, and Myers V. O'Boyle.; and great-grandchildren, Finn R. Cromer and Eden A. Cromer.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made in his honor to SmileTrain.org, one of his favorite charities that performs cleft surgeries on needy kids across the globe. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29th from 6-8 p.m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte N.C. 28211. A Funeral service will also be held at the church on Wednesday, April 30th at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Twin Mountain, N.H.

Services

  • Funeral service Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Jerome "Jerry" Edward O'Boyle

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Wendy Muello

August 20, 2014

Hello all-- I just heard recently about Jerry-- what a guy! I always looked forward to his annual visits. I will miss him.

Aida" Mimi" Volodarsky

May 7, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Jerry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

Barbara Presnell

May 4, 2014

Sending love and sympathy to all the O'Boyle family from Florida cousins . I must comment on how wonderful the obit was written and the family photos were done superbly . May God bless you all in this very sad time and grace you with the happy memories.

Barbara & Doug Presnell ( daughter of Pat & Dick Crowell)

Lucy Drake

May 2, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. O'Boyle. My condolences go out to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this sorrowful time. Tim, thank you for letting me know as I have been out of area on vacation.

Jan and Greta Van Neer - Kestens

May 1, 2014

Dear Larry,

We were sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Thank you for letting us know. Our hearts go out to you and to your family at this time and in the days ahead.

Sharon Kennedy

May 1, 2014

To the O'Boyle family it was great pleasure to have met Mr.O'Boyle and have him as a friend. I will miss our great conversations we used to have especially about soccer, his family and politics. I learn a lot from him.My prayers are with you.

April 30, 2014

To The O'Boyle Family, The Brother's / Sister's and Tim who I had the pleasure of seeing at the last show -

Heartfelt Condolences to all on your Loss.

His legacy will live on in the Promotional Products Industry and because of all of you ~ it got to where it is.

Jay Kristal

2 Crystals ( Formerly Crystal Kreations )

Kathy Keegan

April 30, 2014

Dear Aunt Joan and Family: My mom just let me know about Uncle Jerry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have very fond memories of visits over the years with the family. Dad has shared with us his great memories of growing up with Uncle Jerry (and the printing press he had.) Sending you lots of love...

Al Windle

April 30, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

April 30, 2014

Deepest Sympathy From The Wilberg's Family