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Mount Vernon News
December 26, 2012 10:06 am EST


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DANVILLE — William “Bill” Boston, 51, of Danville, passed away in his sleep, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Bill had previously lived in Newark for 18 years and taught at Philo High School for 15 years. He graduated from North Canton Hoover High School and then received his B.A. in education and M.A. in Geology from Ohio University. He went on to Rutgers University where he worked on his Doctorate in Geology.

He had worked for various oil companies in this area including NGO, where he was a field geologist. Bill loved the outdoors and spent much of his time enjoying nature. His passion, like his father’s, was sharing his knowledge with students that passed through his classroom.

Bill is survived by his mother, Dolores Boston of North Canton; two sons, Kyle Bryan Boston of Danville and James Harold of Columbus; a brother, Robert (Carol) Boston of Navarre, Fla.; a nephew, Zakaria, and a niece, Sierra, both of Navarre, Fla.

His father, Jack J. Boston, preceded him in death in 2010.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Luke Community Center, 7 Rambo St., Danville. Family will receive friends following the service. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the services for the Boston family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to North American Envirothon, P.O. Box 855, League City, TX 77574.

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