Boylan

Hugh Shirlaw Boylan, Jr.

May 17, 1941 - March 18, 2016

Hugh Shirlaw Boylan, Jr., age 74, of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully on March 18, 2016 in Carrollton, Texas. He was born on May 17, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Maria (Leonhardt) and Hugh Shirlaw Boylan. Hugh served in the United States Air Force where he flew C130's in Vietnam earning 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and an Air Medal.  He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. After the Air Force, he continued his passion for flying, working for Delta Airlines throughout his entire 32 year career where he retired as an International Captain on the Boeing 777.   

Hugh is survived by his three children, Kristi Hamilton of Houston, Jeff Boylan (Pam) of Coppell and Trey Boylan (Brittany) of Frisco; six grandchildren, Troy Hanson, Drew Hanson, Nicholas Hamilton, Laura Boylan, Will Boylan and Bridgette Boylan; two sisters, Diane Boylan of Salt Lake City and Mary Ann Richards (Jake) of Montgomery; brother, Michael Boylan (Wendy) of Peoria; several nieces and nephews. 

Hugh is preceded in death by his parents. 

A Celebration of his life will be held at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Tx on April 23, 2016 from 10 am to 1pm.

 

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My condolences to the Boylan family. Hugh was a great member of the ORD Delta pilots that made Chicago great. We have lost another great one. Rest in peace Hugh.
Robert Lomba, April 18, 2016 Hugh and I shared many a Delta cockpit...He was a true professional on the job and a joy to be with on layover...I send my condolences and best wishes to his family...Ron Kauppila Ron Kauppila, April 16, 2016 A 65D Pilot Training Classmate, a fellow Delta Captain and good friend who will be missed by all that knew him. John Morgan, April 12, 2016 I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure Hugh will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Please know that you are not alone in your grief. May your warm memoreis of Hugh comfort you until the day when you are reunited. (John 5;28,29)
Heidi E, March 31, 2016 I am so sorry for your loss,my thoughts are with you.
Paul, March 30, 2016 My heartfelt prayers go out to Trey and Jean. May God give you comfort in the days ahead. Jan Steinwedel, March 27, 2016 RIP Hugh... You were one of my favorites to fly with ... you kept us IAH gals in line. Carlotta Schmittgen, March 27, 2016 I met Hugh at Fenger High in our sophomore year, we got along because i believe we had a similar sense of humor.We sang in Miss Mulligans choir. I remember him well,slight of build always smiling ready for the next punch line.Im sure his legacy is his family. May we all be consoled. Jack Madura jack madura, March 26, 2016 Miss you roomie! See you one day! TK Egan, March 26, 2016 All members of 65D AF Pilot Training Class are sad with the passing of one of our own. He was a good friend and classmate and will be greatly missed by all AMFers. John Morgan, March 25, 2016 I send my regrets and sympathies to the family of Hugh in his passing and last flight home. I was a fellow 65D pilot training classmate and Delta compatriot of Hughes.
Lynn Cox, March 25, 2016 I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all family & friends. Remembering when we were kids going back to Grammar School ! Hugs to all !
Sandy ritter, March 24, 2016 We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Bill &Marilyn Godbout, March 23, 2016 I am a Fenger High School classmate of Hugh's and we lived about 5 blocks from each other during those years, and we often commuted to school together. Also, I was on a destroyer in Viet Nam while Hugh was flying numerous dangerous missions there. We exchanged stories at our 50th class reunion. My condolences to his family, with fond remembrances of our high school days together. Ted Schelenski
Ted Schelenski, March 23, 2016 We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Joanie and Scott Richards
Scott and Joanie Richards, March 23, 2016 My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Hugh's family and friends and former classmates at Fenger High School, class of 1959. I graduated with Hugh in January and was very impressed with his life history after high school. He is certainly flying high in God's heaven.
carol ditzler agnos, March 22, 2016 I was so sad to hear of your loss. My sister, Marilyn and I lived across the street from the Boylans for much of our childhood. I was a classmate of Hugh's - from Gompers Elementary School to Fenger High School. and was happy to see him at our 50th reunion. I have fond memories of summer days at the Boylan house. Prayers for your family from my home in Orlando.
Gail Knickerbocker Fisher, March 22, 2016 Trey, Jean and Family , so sorry for your loss! We have so many great memories of your dad. We will never forget all the fun family times we had together !! Sending you prayers and strength in this difficult time.
The McDaniel and Cardillo Family's , March 22, 2016 MANY MEMORIES FROM OUR EARLY DAYS BUT TWO STAND OUT. 1) YOUR DREAM OF BEING A PILOT/LOVE OF BASEBALL---2) WHEN WE TOOK A WRONG TURN IN YOUR FORD CONVERTIBLE AND FOUND OUR SELVES IN THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE IN SPICER, MN.-----THESE MEMORIES AND OTHERS WILL KEEP YOU ALIVE IN MY HEART. MY PRAYER IS OTHERS FIND COMFORT IN THEIR MEMORIES OF YOU.
BRUCE H HAUGEN, March 22, 2016 Kristi, Joyce and I were very sad to hear of your father's passing. Losing a parent is always incredibly difficult and we can empathize with you. We feel confident that your father would not want you to be sad for long -- he would want you to remember the good things you shared and those memories that are fond. You have our deepest condolences and we are here to support you any way we can. We will say a prayer at Easter Mass for you and your family. Warmest regards, Michael and Joyce
Michael and Joyce Orlando, March 22, 2016 Thinking about you Trey and Jean at this sad time. We were good friends of Hugh and have lots of great memories over the years. Take care. Love Bernie & Evelyn
Bernard & Evelyn Mayoux, March 21, 2016 Sending prayers for comfort and strength, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Carol Andrews, March 21, 2016 I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Rafe Taylor, March 21, 2016 Love you Uncle Hugh, may you have a safe flight.
Kelly ryan, March 21, 2016 My love and sympathy to Trey and Jean. I am so sad to hear this news. Rest in peace, Hugh.
Wendy Cole, March 21, 2016