Mary Ann Boylen

October 29, 1951September 3, 2020

Mary Ann Boylen, age 68 of Edinburg, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, at her home.

She was born October 29, 1951, in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Adolph and Ethel (Kamps) Szitar. Mary Ann graduated from Akron General Nursing School and went on to a 40 year career as a Pediatric Nurse with Akron Children’s Hospital.

Her caring and kindness as a nurse carried over in other aspects of Mary Ann’s life. She was a longtime member of the Ravenna First United Methodist Church, where she would visit the shut-ins. She also sang in the church choir and went on several mission trips.

Mary Ann also loved the outdoors. She enjoyed gardening, and then canning the vegetables. She was active in her children’s 4-H group and raised horses. She also enjoyed swimming and fishing. In her later years, she would look forward to trips with her husband to get ice cream.

On March 15, 1979, she married her beloved Dick Boylen. She is also survived by her children: Christopher (Alhexia) Boylen, Nicole (Andrew) Stone, and Rachael (Matthew) Heller, she was also blessed with four grandchildren: Elena Boylen, Klara and Gianna Stone, and Victoria Heller, and is also survived by her brother Richard Szitar.

Mary Ann’s wishes for cremation are being honored and no services are scheduled at this time. Condolences and memories may be shared at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Mary Ann’s name to the First United Methodist Church, 263 S Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266.


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Megan Dorrington

September 13, 2020

It was a truly privilege to work with Mary Ann. She mentored me as a nurse tech and then a registered nurse and was such a valued colleague in PACU and Phase II. She has such a kind, compassionate way of interacting with everyone around her, and she had such a great sense of humor with that smile and tinkle in her eye that was uniquely hers. Our patients, their families, and the department were positively impacted by Mary Ann’s presence.

Rest In Peace. Know you are still making an impact every single day.

Marvin Henderson

September 10, 2020

When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing there will be when we all see Jesus we will sing and shout victory That day will be much sweeter knowing that MaryAnn is there I've never met a more loving kind hearted giving person in my lifetime There's a book of poetry entitled "There are Men(Women) too Gentle to Live Among Wolves" which may explain why GOD called her home MaryAnn loved to sing and singing I can imagine these are some of the songs in her spirit as death lingered near: There's a leak in this old building my soul has got to move, Soon I will be done with the trouble of this world, When I wake up in.glory, Oh I want to see HIM look upon HIS face, HIS face will be the first face I want to see, Lord I'm coming home, I'm going up yonder, YOUR grace and mercy brought me through, I can only imagine, Precious LORD take my hand lead me home It is well with my soul ending with Let us stroll down Blessed Boulevard It's never bad to take a trip as long as you know your destination You have arrived at your destination my friend I'll see you further on up the road

Judy Fear

September 9, 2020

I worked many years at Children’s with Mary Ann. She was always so positive even when things were very stressful. She was very skilled and could work in all units , was always caring with other staff and families. So sad to learn of her death.

Jeni Huth

September 8, 2020

I am so saddened to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. It was a pleasure to work with her for forty years at Akron Childrens. She helped mentor me when I was a new nurse in the burn unit. Later I was so pleased when she transferred to the PACU and we again worked side by side. I cherish memories of laughing through our lunches together. She understood many hands make light work and was always quick to step in when others needed help. Mary Ann was a blessing to her patients, their families and her co-workers. She was intelligent, compassionate and hardworking. Her faith was evident in her nursing and interaction with others. She was a true blessing to our world and I am so glad to have known her.

Charles ( Bill ) Paulus

September 7, 2020


I am very sorry to hear about Mary Ann. Seeing you and her at the gym was always a highlight of my day. She was always so kind, happy, and smiling and most of all she would actually laugh at my jokes! She will be missed.

( Hope to see you at the gym post-virus. I tried to find your address or phone number several times. )

Love Bill

Ron and Marty Harris

September 7, 2020

Our prayers and sympathy to you Dick and family. We know Maryann will be missed. May God comfort you thru the Holy Spirit with His peace at this time. We remember Her love for horses and her children especially at Fair time. May God bless her in her new life with Jesus while She waits for all of you!
Your neighbors Ron and Marty Harris

Lela Bartley

September 6, 2020

I worked in the NICU at Akron Children's. Mary Ann frequently floated to our department and was a welcomed addition to our unit. She was an RN that could be counted on to take care of some of our sickest high-risk patients with competence and compassion. I was also a parent in the Southeast Community and remember Mary Ann always supporting her children in their numerous activities. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this difficult time.
Love always, Lela Bartley

Fae Darrow

September 5, 2020

Dick and family,

Jeanne Colosetti called this afternoon telling me of Mary Ann's death. I am saddened to hear this and extend my deepest sympathy. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

It's always hard to say the final goodbye.

Love and God bless you.
Fae Darrow


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