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Richard Rheul "Dick" Bolyard, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born in Morgantown, W.Va., on Aug. 13, 1945, he was the son of the late Eileen (Watkins) Bolyard and Chester Bolyard. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Raymond Bucklew.
Dick was a graduate of Morgantown High School, Class of 1963. Following high school, Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam. Upon being discharged, Dick was employed by PPG Industries in Cumberland and Chemetron Industries in Russell, Ky. He was later employed and retired from AMM Corporation in Cumberland.
Dick was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association and the Oldtown Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid West Virginia University sports fan and a Washington Redskins football loyalist.
Dick is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carla (Slider) Bolyard; one son, Eric Shane Bolyard and wife, Melinda, Cumberland; sisters, Josephine "Jo" Bucklew, Winchester, Va., and Linda Queen and husband, Louis, Morgantown; brother-in-law, William "Bill" Slider and wife, Debbie, Oldtown; sisters-in-law, Pat Correll and husband, the Rev. Merle Correll, Oldtown, Sandy Beck and husband, John, Oldtown, Bonnie Goede and husband, Byron, Jacksonville, Fla., Linda Nelson and husband, Ed, Charlottesville, Va., and Cheri Talarico and husband, Jim, Schuyler, Va.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Merle Correll and Pastor Barney Piper officiating.
Burial will be in Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Paw Paw, W.Va. Military honors will be accorded by the Vietnam Veterans Association.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers their friends and family members make memorial contributions to Oldtown VFW, 18504 Oldtown Rd., SE, Oldtown, MD 21555; Vietnam Veterans Association at https://vva.org/donate/; or Allegany County Animal Shelter, 716 Furnace St, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.
Published on October 22, 2017
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