|Harold R. Boynton Jr., 79, of Rockport, husband of Betty Boynton, died on Saturday, March 20, at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester.Mr. Boynton was born in Lawrence on Jan. 13, 1920, to the late Harold and Annie Boynton.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater. Following the end of the war, Mr. Boynton worked at, and later owned and operated, Boynton Press, Inc., a specialty printing business in Lawrence.
He was an active member of several Masonic Lodges and associations, and was a member of the Rockport Methodist Church.
For many years, he was active in both Boy Scouts and the camping services at the Lawrence YMCA.
In addition to his wife Betty, Mr. Boynton is survived by his daughters, Beverly J. Boynton of Kelly, WY, and Dorothy A. Rust of Frederick, MD, and Rachael A. Boynton of Gloucester; sons Walter R. Boynton of Prince Frederick, MD, Edward D. Boynton of Gloucester, and Peter J. Boynton of Bedford; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Boynton was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy, in 1986.
A memorial service will be held in the Rockport Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 24, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.