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Raymond Allen Boarts

February 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

Emma Miller.

Sister-in-law, Helen Boarts and Brother-in-law, Dan Painter, and Eleanor Boarts.

Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Deceased Relatives:

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.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Pittsburgh Foundation
5 PPG Place #250, Pittsburgh PA 15222

 Service Information

February 12, 2017

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kittanning-McKean St.
200 South McKean St.
Kittanning, PA 16201

February 12, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kittanning-McKean St.
200 South McKean St.
Kittanning, PA 16201

February 13, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

Kittanning, Pennsylvania 16201

Funeral Service
February 13, 2017

11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church

Kittanning, Pennsylvania 16201

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