I never got to meet him, but I sure appreciate his genius and work.I posted this on the classic site. Sorry, I should have also included it here:
A great friend has passed.
I received a call yesterday from George Boynton’s family that he left us 17 June. His wife Kathy and son Jon said that George died Friday after returning from dialysis treatment. He had said he was beginning to feel a little sore all over, uncomfortable and tired. While he was resting with the family he gently transitioned to his next great adventure.
Our families have known each other for 51 years and during that time I have regarded him as my mentor and have always been amazed at his ability to excel in just about anything he was interested in. It was incredible to work with him on so many different projects ranging from mechanics, boat design, helicopter design and even diverse things such as converting a turbocharger to a jet engine just to see if he could. In his many facets of endeavors he has passed his work ethics and knowledge to so many people that have gone on to form their own successful companies. He has a great number of devotees between the Shamrock enclave and the Mosquito clan.
He will be cremated and they are planning on a private funeral with just family members but, want to eventually have an open gathering for a “Celebration of Life” in his honor. Things are a little emotionally difficult for them just now but as soon as I know what situations will be I’ll keep the Cult informed.
We have all lost a good friend and he will be greatly missed.