Roger Conant Boyd ’41

Roger Conant Boyd ’41 died on July 10, 2004, in Columbus, Ohio.

Born on July 18, 1920, in Lexington, MA, he prepared for college at Concord (MA) High School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. At Bowdoin, he was a charter member of the Meddiebempsters. Following his graduation in 1941, he joined the U.S. Navy, with which he served as a pilot in World War II from 1941 to 1945, attaining the rank of lieutenant. After the war, he joined Bakelite Corporation as a technical assistant in the development laboratories in New Jersey. In 1947, he was transferred to its Thermoplastics Works Laboratory and became head of that operation in 1953. He became head of quality control in 1958 and in 1960 became technical service manager with Union Carbide Corporation’s Plastics Company in New York City. Beginning in 1970, he was self-employed as a life insurance broker and after some years in California moved in 1976 to Columbus in Ohio, where for some years, beginning in 1989, he worked with the Environmental Protection Agency. A member of the First Community Church of Granview, OH, he was married in 1943 to Cynthia Fulton, who died in 1982. He is survived by his second wife, Patricia Scherer; a son, Jonathan Boyd of Jeffersonville, OH; a daughter, Darcy Trueman of Frisco, TX; five stepchildren, L.R. Scherer III of Carmel, IN, Barbara Andrews of Colorado Springs, CO, Richard Scherer of Seattle, WA, Mark Scherer of Mentor, OH, and Todd Scherer of Hilliard, OH; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.