Boye, Richard Erik

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Rev. Richard Erik Boye, 86, of Devon, PA, formerly of Radford, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014. He was born September 10, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents Erik C. and Helen J. Boye, and sister, Joanne Covey.

He married Mary Fonda Setzer on June 1, 1952. Richard and Mary began active ministry as partners serving in Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Minnesota before retiring on October 31, 1993 with forty-one years of active ministry. They moved to Radford in 1998. He published numerous sermons and collections of sermons.

His loving wife Mary preceded him in death in 2001.

Survivors include a son, Erik Boye of Papillion, Neb.; daughters, Carol B. Russo of Richmond, Leanne Boye-Buckley of Devon, PA, and Kirsten B. Herman of Radford; grandchildren, Jason and Nathan Boye, David and Allison Borovatz (Carol’s children), Theresa and Daniel Russo, Justin and Shane Buckley, and Aaron and Jonathan Herman.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1845 Cambria St., Christiansburg, VA 24073 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of American…

The Boye family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford