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Fred Dixon Bolyard

Fred Dixon Bolyard, age 90, passed away on the 29th of January 2022. Fred was born to Julius and Nora Bolyard in Deer Park, Maryland on March 25, 1931. Fred attended the University of Maryland in 1948 where he enrolled in Vocational Mine Classes. Fred was also an army veteran. On May 5, 1952, he married the love of his life, Sylvia Poturalski. He was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 18 since 1953.

Fred spent his days outside tending to his apple trees and his large garden. He enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia; sister, Agnes; children, Mary (Brad) Symington, Fred Jr. (Dawn) Bolyard, Nora (Rodney dec’d) Ludwig, Phil (Vicki) Bolyard, John (Kim) Bolyard; 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. 

He is proceeded in death by his sisters, Jane, Minnie, and Daisy; brothers, Frank and Barney; and daughter, Kathy. 

Private services will be held at a later date. The family is requesting donations to be made to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice. 



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When I married Barney and came into this family, going to visit Fred and Sylvia was always one of the best times ever. Welcoming, fun, loving, laughter filled. Fred was a big old Teddy Bear. Listening to the guys and their hunting stories was so wonderful. Brothers and sons all bonding in the hunts. I'll never forget the "we have no potatoes of any kind" at the restaurant, so Fred says, "I'll have mashed potatoes." Remember, no one likes a smart a... Sylvia. (But I still love you Sylvia).
I'm so sorry, for you and the kids, but glad you had him for so long. Love Fran

Frances Bolyard Feb 2 2022 9:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Bolyard

Doug and Rhonda Dicke Feb 2 2022 5:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Bolyard

Lois Davis Jan 31 2022 6:15 PM

He will be missed.

Mark Dawson Jan 30 2022 10:43 PM

Sending our deepest sympathies to the Bolyard family.

Tim and Ella Shelley Jan 30 2022 6:47 PM

Sylvia and family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort 🙏

MaryAnn Bernath Jan 30 2022 5:57 PM

John & Kim, we are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You must have so many warm, fun memories and we hope they'll bring you comfort in the days ahead. Much love, Russ & Barb

Charlie & Barb Guess Jan 30 2022 2:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Bolyard

Roger & Sue Augustyniak .Sr Jan 30 2022 10:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Bolyard

Tracie Dawson Jan 30 2022 2:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fred Bolyard

Liz Fryman Jan 29 2022 8:49 PM

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