DAYTON, Ohio — Marvin P. Boyd, 90, of Dayton, Ohio passed away Friday, May 9, 2014. He was born in Delton, Va. on March 13, 1924 to the late Daniel and Mary Viola (York) Boyd and moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1947 to work for Frigidaire, along with various other jobs, before retiring from G.M. (Inland Div.) in 1985, after 24 years of service. Marvin served in the U. S. Army (Calvary) during WWII, with two years in Japan. He was a member of Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for several years. Also, a member of the Phillips Aquatic Club, AMVETS #99 and American Legion Post #668. Marvin enjoyed playing Euchre, Poker, Tonk, Golf and attending Fish Fries. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Marie Boyd (2012); brother, Douglas Boyd; three sisters, Evelyn King, Margaret Jo Crockett and Betty Dalton.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Lewis Lay, Theresa and John Henn; four grandchildren, Andrea Brooks, Anthony Lay, Daniel Henn (Sandy), Ashley Mumford (Sean); six great-grandchildren, Olivia, Christopher, Destiny, Elliot, Jonathan and Alexia; brother, Byron Boyd (Jenny); numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Special thanks to Ashley and Sean for their care and support of grandpa.
Mass of Christian Burial was held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14 at Queen of Martyrs Church, 4144 Cedar Ridge Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45414. Father David Schmitt, celebrant. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.
The family received friends Tuesday, May 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the GEORGE C. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, “Northridge Chapel,” 5040 Frederick Pike at Needmore Road, with additional visitation Wednesday at the church one hour prior to mass (9-10 a.m.).
The family would like to thank all the doctors and their staffs at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton Heart Center & Hospice of Dayton for the special care Marvin received. If desired, memorials can be made to Hospice of Dayton.