Dr. Walter C. Boyer Engineer at Greinor

January 23, 1991

A Mass of Christian burial for Dr. Walter C. Boyer, retired chief ports engineer for Greiner Engineering Sciences Inc. and a former chief engineer for the Maryland Port Authority, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. William of York Roman Catholic Church, Edmondson Avenue and Cooks Lane.

Dr. Boyer, who was 71, died Friday after a heart attack at his home in Hunting Ridge.

He retired from what is now Greiner Inc. in 1985 but continued to

serve as a consultant. He had been in charge of planning port projects and others related to it, including bridges. His career with the engineering company began in 1955 as a senior design engineer specializing in port structures.

From 1957 until he returned to Greiner, he worked at the port authority, the forerunner of the Maryland Port Administration, handling such projects as the Dundalk, North Locust Point and Hawkins Point marine terminals and projects in Crisfield and Cambridge.

The Baltimore native was a 1937 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and then attended the Johns Hopkins University, earning a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1940, a master's in geology in 1943 and a doctorate in engineering in 1947.

During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers in Italy in a combat engineering unit of an infantry division and earned a bachelor's degree in sanitary engineering from the University of Illinois.

Before starting at Greiner the first time, he taught at Hopkins and held the rank of associate professor.

He is survived by his wife, the former Constance R. Boyko; a daughter, Dr. Constance R. Archambault of Meriden, Conn.; and two grandsons.

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