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Raymond Allen BoartsFebruary 22, 1935 ~ February 9, 2017 (age 81)
Raymond Allen Boarts
Born: February 22, 1935
Died: Febuary 9, 2017
Parents: Paul L. (died 1996) and Vera Farster Boarts (died 1999)
Partner of Paul’s Auto Parts
Education: Graduated from Mercersburg Academy.
Attended Penn State University in State College.
Special Interests: Improving the quality of life in the Ford City and Kittanning
areas through economic development, recreation and local charities. Enthusiastic
fan of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Especially enjoyed travelling with his “special”
group of friends.
Member of the Salvation Army Board of Directors.
Member of the Masonic Temple Lodge #805 F&AM in Kittanning and the Syria Shrine in Cheswick.
Former Board Member of: Moraine Trails Council, Armstrong County Trust
Company, Alle-Kiski Revitalization Corporation, Armstrong County Food and
Shelter Board, Penn State-New Kensington Advisory Board, Middle Armstrong
County United Way, Armstrong County Recreation Authority, Armstrong County
Economic Development Agency, Ford City Business Association, A-15 Highway
Committee, Greater Kittanning Jaycees, and Y-Men’s Club. Active in several
Lutheran Churches as council member, Sunday school teacher, lay reader, parish
treasurer and district delegate.
Honored as the Distinguished Friend of Scouting Award from the Moraine Trails
council of the Boy Scouts of America in 1996. Elected to the Armstrong County
Hockey Hall of Fame. Received the Distinguished Service Award from the
Armstrong County Chamber of Commerce in 1987.
Surviving Immediate Family:
Sibling: Miriam Baker (Frank) of Lower Burrell
Children: William and Jane (McAuley) of North Carolina
David and Suzanne (Ault) of Kittanning
Alan and the late Jill (Schafer) of Pittsburgh
Gretchen Miller and Doug of York, PA
John of Virginia
Jennifer Reitano and Gregg of Worthington
Grandchildren: Jessica Boarts (Melanie Tabak), Laura DeSantis, Rob Boarts, Ben
Miller, Stephen Miller, Bryan Boarts, Ingrid Boarts, Alexandra Boarts, Kristen
Boarts, Natalie Reitano and Anthony Reitano.
Great-Grandchildren: Sydney and Ryan DeSantis, Avery and Addison Boarts and
Sister-in-law, Helen Boarts and Brother-in-law, Dan Painter, and Eleanor Boarts.
Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Parents, Brother Paul, Sister Ruth and Herb Blaney, Daughter-in-laws Susan Tarr
and Jill Schafer, Sister-in-law Pearl Painter and Ruby and Paul Shaul.
Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning with a Masonic Service at 7:00pm. A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Monday in St. John's Lutheran Church, 218 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning, where there will be additional visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service with the Rev. James Neal officiating. Interment will be in Kittanning Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paul & Vera Boarts Family Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, 5 PPG Place No. 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
5 PPG Place #250, Pittsburgh PA 15222