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Jose Boyer

Jose Boyer

February 15th, 1934 June 29th, 2020

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Obituary for Jose N. Boyer MD

Dr. Jose N. Boyer, M.D. 86, of Tuckahoe died on June 29, 2020. Jose was born on February 15, 1934 to the late Jose Carmen Boyer and Rafaela (Delgado) Boyer in NYC, NY.
Jose is survived by his wife Rita, daughter; Janine (Joseph) Milo, sons; Joseph ( Marianne) Boyer and Jeff (Donna) Boyer, brothers; Alvin Boyer and William Verne, grandchildren; Kaila, Jose, Keith Boyer, Julia, Brianna, Emma Milo and Sydney and Jackson Boyer.
Jose is pre-deceased by his sister Carmen Estades. Jose Boyer lived life well. He was a husband, a wonderful father and grandfather, a brother, an uncle and a friend. His wrinkles, beautiful head of white hair, and aching back are a testament to a man who lived a truly adventurous life. He loved, he sweat, he danced and sang his way through it all. Watching old movies was one of his favorite things to do and to quote one, “Getting old ain’t bad, it’s earned” accurately describes the way he chose to live. Diving under the seas, riding horses over the trails, white water rafting, paragliding, and bungee jumping, his adventures knew no bounds. His passion for caring and helping others as a pediatrician, school doctor, and member of the community were equally limitless. He volunteered his time to clinics in the South Bronx, cleaned the trails for everyone to enjoy, planted trees along the Hutchinson River Parkway to improve the greenspace, and gave his time freely to anyone in need including animals. He opened his home to all the athletes and patients he treated without hesitation.
He saved countless lives and left an indelible mark on everyone he came into contact with. He truly made the world a better place for all who knew him, and many more who didn’t. He will forever be in our hearts and memories and his zest for life will live on through his children and grandchildren.
His selfless service to the community for over 40 years shall always be remembered.
The family will receive friends at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC. EASTCHESTER on Thursday - July 2nd from 4-8 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday - July 3rd at 9:30 am. at Assumption Church, Tuckahoe. Entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jose Boyer to: Maria Fareri Childrens Hospital - 100 Woods Rd. Valhalla, NY 10595 or Make-A-Wish of Hudson Valley - 835 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591
To sign our online guest-book, please visit www.westchesterfuneralhome.com

***Please note that during the visiting hours, if you plan on attending, the general public must adhere to social distancing. For the safety of everyone, masks will be mandatory and please refrain from physical contact. There will be a limit of 25 people allowed in the chapel at any given time. Thank You for understanding.

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  • Visitation

    July 2nd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    July 2nd, 2020
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    July 3rd, 2020 | 9:30am
    Assumption Church
    100 Pleasant Ave.
    Tuckahoe, NY
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    July 3rd, 2020
    9:30am
  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven
    10 West Stevens Avenue
    Hawthorne, New York
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Cathy Sullivan

Dear Rita and family,
We were so saddened to hear of Doc's passing. He was truly one in a million. He always cared for others before thinking of himself. I was so honored to had worked with him at Eastchester Pediatrics and see how loving he was on a daily basis. We loved meeting at mass and having a chat after his retirement. He loved his horsebackriding and so it is so appropriate that he looks so happy in the picture you chose in his honor. We will never forget him!
Yours truly,

Cathy and Joseph Sullivan, Eastchester, NY
Comment | Posted at 07:01pm via Condolence
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Jeanne Altenau

Thank you to Dr. Boyer and Rita for taking such good care of my two sons, now ages 34 and 30, from the time they were babies until well into their teenage years. His kindness was also evident in all the care and service he provided to his community. May he Rest in Peace.
Comment | Posted at 10:55am via Condolence
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Michele Giardino

Aunt Rita, Janine, jay & Jeff we are sending you all the biggest hugs! We are so sorry for your loss of Uncle Joe! So many fond memories we have of your family! Uncle Joe had a special spark and we are very thankful that you shared him with us! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time! Love Danny, Michele, Vincent and Thomas Giardino.
Comment | Posted at 06:58pm via Condolence

Arlene Toscano

Aunt Rita,
I am saddened to hear about Uncle Joe’s passing. Uncle Joe was a good man who touched so many people’s lives. I am lucky to have had both of you be part of my life, I couldn’t have asked for better Godparents.

I remember walking to the office in Crestwood on my sixth birthday. My mom had finally agreed that I could get my ears pierced and Uncle Joe was going to pierce them for me. I felt so special. Uncle Joe was there with his big smile, he had a way of making everything fun. It was an amazing day - until he did the first ear. Then I wanted to go home, I didn’t care about the second ear, I wanted to run as far and fast as I could. But Uncle Joe helped me to calm down and convinced me that I could handle the second piercing. That moment has always stayed with me. When things are tough, and I feel like I can’t continue, I remember that moment and it gives me the strength persevere.

I’m sorry that we couldn’t be there with you today - but I’m sending a virtual, socially distanced hug to you and all of your family.

Love,
Arlene
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Arlene Toscano

Aunt Rita, I know that Uncle Joe enjoyed planting trees. I am honored to make a tribute to him. May this tree live on in his memory. Love, Arlene
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