Rodney P. Boynton Jr.

Nov 29, 2018
Rodney Boynton Jr.

Rodney Phillip Boynton Jr., 75, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at his home in Camden. Born in Gardiner on April 12, 1943, he was the son of Rodney P. and Merna (Whittier) Boynton. Following graduation from Camden High School in 1961, he enlisted in the Army. Rodney completed his basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., graduated fourth in his class for heavy equipment training at Fort Belvoir, Va., then was stationed in Germany from 1962 to 1964. He returned to the United States with his future wife, Suse G. Lehner. On Oct. 30, 1964, they were married at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, in Belfast.

Rodney’s employment included Boynton Chevrolet, in Camden, working with his father; Mariner’s Paving, in Rockport; Fisher Engineering and Knight’s Marine, both in Rockland; Damariscotta Boat and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, as a deputy. In March of 1969, Rodney went to work for the Postal Service, in Camden, where he worked for 34 years. In 1999, he went to work for his son, Greg, at Boynton Construction as a truck driver and equipment operator. For the past two seasons, Rodney has managed a new venture, Boynton Construction Gophers, as the “gopher.”

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, in Camden.

A “work-a-holic”, Rodney enjoyed hunting and fishing. His favorite times were spent with family and friends at their camp on Washington Pond and fishing in his 12-foot aluminum outboard motor boat, the “Queen Mary.”

Surviving is his wife, Suse Boynton, of Camden; three children, Elke Neuffer and her husband, Werner, of Germany, Gregory Boynton, of Washington, Brent Boynton and his companion, Becky Eggen, from Warren; grandchildren, Norbert, Fabian, Benjamin, Gilbert, Alexandra, Brooke, and Madison; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Saunders, of Whitefield and three nieces, Katie, Kimberly, and Deidre; many cousins; several aunts and an uncles, Marlene and Jerry Bartlett, Gary Bartlett and Eleanor Garside. He was predeceased by one brother, Randy Boynton.

A Memorial Mass, followed by a reception, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Camden. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Route 1, 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, in Camden.

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