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Bob Boyd, 68 years, of New Alsace, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 12, 2020. Early on this Easter morning, Bob was surrounded by those that loved him. Bob loved his family first and foremost. He always put his family before himself and would drop everything he was doing to help them at a moment’s notice. He loved to make them laugh as much as he loved to aggravate them. Bob and Doris met her freshman year at North Dearborn High School when a teacher assigned her a seat right in front of Bob. He never took his eyes off her. In 1971, Bob married his high school sweetheart and this past January, he and Doris celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. Their two sons, Bobby and Boomer, could tell many stories about their adventures with Dad. Bobby was enjoying the time he spent with Bob rebuilding a ’78 CJ-7 Jeep and Boomer was working with Bob on several equipment jobs together. Bob worked for 20+ years as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Local 181 Operating Engineers. He also stayed connected to his high school buddies and loved bowling with them on Wednesday afternoons. Bob’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in his heart and his face would light up when they were around. He also loved his dogs, Zeus and Max. Zeus was Bob’s sidekick and would go anywhere Bob went and was truly a family member.Bob will be greatly missed by his wife Doris and their sons Robert “Bobby” (Roxanne) Boyd of New Alsace and Anthony “Boomer” (Paula) of Sunman; his 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; his beloved dog Zeus; brother Larry Ray (Sherry) of Brookville, sister Nancy Lee (Robert) Dills of Port Charlotte, FL, and sister-in-law Renee Boyd of Moss Point, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his parents Bruce W. & Thelma Lucille Boyd, infant son Bruce Edwin Boyd, brother John W. Boyd and infant sister Mary Lucille Boyd.A memorial service in Bob’s honor will be held at a later date so that everyone can attend. Those wishing to make memorials can make them to Family Wishes either now or at the future memorial service. Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home is honored to care for Bob and his family, please visit our website at www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com to offer online condolences.
GARDAI have expressed concern at a serious lack of resources after a series of incidents in recent days – linked to criminals from the North.Rank and file officers told Donegal Daily that Garda HQ “fail to understand” that they can’t patrol a Border region so close to Derry with a population of more than 100,000 people with so few officers.Three days of crime have included: * Raids on four properties in Raphoe in which property including a van were stolen on Sunday* A man left with broken legs after he tackled thieves outside a wake on Monday* A woman held at knifepoint as her car was taken near Raphoe on Tuesday.“We’ve been given an impossible task,” one outspoken Garda told Donegal Daily. “The PSNI are brilliant; we work closely with them but criminals gangs are now operating at will along the Border.“Recent reported incidents are just the tip of the iceberg; gangs can travel into Donegal from Strabane or Derry and be away again in minutes.“People talk about the forgotten county; well it is the forgotten county as far as policing is concerned. People in Dublin just don’t get it and don’t get me started on Alan Shatter.” GARDAI IN BORDER FEARS AS CRIMEWAVE CONTINUES was last modified: December 11th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GARDAI IN BORDER FEARS AS CRIMEWAVE CONTINUES