Lynn W. Boal

February 28, 1913December 30, 2010

Lynn W. Boal, 97, of Clearfield, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the Clearfield Hospital.

Mr. Boal was born on February 28, 1913 in Clearfield, PA and was the son of Charles and Ella (Cleaver) Boal.

Along with his wife Amelia, he was co-owner/operator of the former Captain’s Table Restaurant and Motel in Clearfield. Mr. Boal was also the first businessman in Clearfield to own and operate an automatic car wash, the Voyager Motel and a large restaurant.

He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Rotary Club of Clearfield and had served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross, where he served as the secretary and treasurer.

He was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Clearfield. Mr. Boal is survived by a daughter, Eleanor Penoyer of Clearfield, four grandchildren: Amy Miceli, Brenda Boal, Jamie Boal and Barbara Winkler, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Amelia P. (Heller) Boal on April 26, 2004 and whom he married on August 18, 1935, a son, Dennis M. Boal on May 5, 1986, a grandson, Lynn Rabik on November 18, 2008. Mr. Boal is also the last member of his generation, having been preceded in death by six sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., of Clearfield with Rev. Mark Brower officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 7-9 P.M., Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. and on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of services.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1010 Dorey Street, Clearfield, PA 16830.

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Hazel Newell

January 5, 2011

Dear Eleanor,

My heart is with you today. You have been such a good friend for so many years in the good times and the bad. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Amie and Jonathan. I love you all.

January 3, 2011

Dear Eleanor,

My memory does not include knowing you, though I did know Denny. However, I knew your Dad well. It came as a shock to see his death notice, since I thought he had died a long time ago. That is a result of living in Ohio for 40 years, I guess.

I want you to know I always thought of Lynn Boal as one of the finest men I ever knew. We were both in Rotary and I also was the contact for Helmbold & Stewart, both at the brickyard and later at the restaurant. Your parents' trip around the country to gather information to start the restaurant always fascinated me, but they were right on all the way. I've told as many as would listen how ingenous a move that was. Though younger, your Dad always treated me as a peer, and with kindness and love. God bless the memory and my sympathy on the loss of a fantastic husband and father.

Walter Stewart