Robert Townley Boyd, Sr., age 83, of Quakertown, passed away on May 30, 2022, at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Ditterline) Boyd with whom they shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Glenside, he was a son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Phillips) Boyd.
He graduated from North Penn High School in 1956. During High School, he worked at Reubes Machine Company in Lansdale. He also held a variety of other jobs in his lifetime including: Montgomeryville Mart, owned a gas station in Souderton with his partner Harold Stauffer, worked at Link Belt in Colmar, Dixie Products in North Whales, Met Pro in Lansdale as a Machinist and Kulicke and Soffa in Fort Washington as a Tool & Die Maker.
In June of 1966, he owned and operated Boyd's Speed Shop with his wife Barbara. He founded Boyd Machine Company, Inc. in his parent’s basement and was later moved to its current location in Souderton. Today it is still owned and operated by family.
Bob had many passions which included: flying his single engine, twin engine airplanes and hot air balloon. He loved to go hunting at his camp in Wellsboro and spend time with his family and friends at home and at Lake Wallenpaupack. He held memberships with QB (Quiet Birdmen) Lehigh Valley, Shilo – MacCalla Blue Lodge of Lansdale, 33° Mason Lehigh Consistory, and Shriner of Rajah Shrine in Blandon.
Surviving along with his wife is son, Robert T. Boyd, Jr., (Viola), grandchildren, Michelle Prozonic (Mike), Nicole Stalletti (Chris), Robert T. Boyd, III, Gregory C. Boyd, Jr. (Laura), Daniel Boyd (Jacki) and Lindsey Smith, great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Ellowyn, Lex, Myles, Tanner, Gunnar, Lilliana, Gregory, III, Ashlyn, Mikaela, Landen, Brooke and Ryleigh, and daughter-in-law, Gail. Siblings Delsie Mae Derstine, Ronald Boyd, Rich Boyd, and Dawn Tuminaro. He was predeceased by son Gregory C. Boyd.
You are invited to visit with Robert's family and friends from 5:00-6:00 PM, on Wednesday, June 15, at the Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951. His memorial service will begin at 6:00 PM. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/locations/philadelphia.
Arrangements are by Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service of Quakertown. (215-536-3343). To view his online obituary please visit www.nauglefcs.com.