Arthur R. Boyce
Arthur R. Boyce, of Meadville died Friday, September 27, 2019 at Juniper Village two days shy of his 98th birthday.

He was born September 29, 1921 in Springboro, a son of Ralph and Ruby A. Wells Boyce. He married Eddy Gert Kircher November 23, 1943 and she preceded him in death May 3, 2010.

Art was a Veteran of World War II, Korea and part of the occupying force in Japan with the U.S. Army National Guard. He served over 21 years and was a commanding officer of Company B, 112th Division attaining the rank of Major.

Art worked at the American Viscose for 31 years, retiring in 1974. He attended First Baptist Church.

Survivors include five children, Bob Boyce (Patricia) of Florida, Barbara Szopa of Houston, TX, Beverly Ann Baccchus (David, son Adam) of Houston, TX, William Boyce (Jo, son Bryan and two grandchildren, daughter Holly) of Mukilteo, WA and Brian Boyce (Zach & Arthur) of Meadville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Nicolls of Springboro and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, J. Edward and Delmar Boyce and a sister, Kathryn Hotchkiss.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE. The funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gerald Walton, Pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Military honor will be provided by Huidekoper VFW Post #2006.

Interment will be in St. Brigid Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 353 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335.

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Rose Mascitti
Sep 29, 2019
He was a very special man, he'll be greatly missed.
Bob Noel
Sep 28, 2019
Art's family will appreciate this memory as Art and I used to discuss it every time I saw him at the Vet's. club.
After Co. B was deployed in 1950 to Camp Atterbury in Indiana Gert came down on a weekend to visit and there were going to go to town to have dinner and I said you can leave Bobby with me as I was in charge of the company mess hall that day. Without batting an eye Art smiled and said "he won't be any bother if you just keep him fed and thanked me and off they went and I went about trying to find something for Bobby to eat.
Heaven was just upgraded to 1st class plus with Art joining the club.
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Sep 27, 2019