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Francis J. “Buddy” Boylan

Francis J. “Buddy” Boylan, 68, of Pittston, passed away on June 11, 2020 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston on May 18, 1952, he was the son of the late Francis Boylan and Kathleen (Monahan) Harrison.

Buddy was a 1970 graduate of Pittston Area High School. After graduating, he served with the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. Buddy worked for many years at Bridon American, Hanover Twp. He attended Luzerne County Community College and entered into its EMT program. Buddy worked as an EMT for the Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association and Trans-Med Ambulance Services, Luzerne for many years. He was an instructor for the American Red Cross, teaching CPR and many other EMT training courses. He was proud of the award he received from the American Red Cross as volunteer of the year. Buddy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed his home and loved to work in his yard

and most of all loved to cook and entertain during the spring and summer months on his outdoor deck. Buddy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Joseph Boylan and his stepfather Edward Harrison.

Buddy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gail (Bleyer) Boylan and his sons Joshua and his wife Danielle, of Pittston and Eric and his wife Christina, of South Abington Twp. Also surviving are his grandson Alexander Boylan; his siblings James Boylan, of Pittsburg, Cathy Talarico, of Pittston, Linda Azaravich, of Pittston, Donna Ahearn, of Pittston and Thomas Boylan, of Pittston and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.


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Jun 16, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to all of you on Buddy's passing. He was a good man.


Joe and Patti Yanchis


Jun 15, 2020

Buddy was a fine EMT, a pleasure to work and teach with, and a valued friend. His enthusiasm, energy, and great sense of humor- not to mention his coolness under trying circumstances-will not be forgotten. Godspeed Buddy, deep peace to your family, friends, an coworkers.

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