Terry Van Diver Boston, 57, United Equity manager

February 16, 2005

Terry Van Diver Boston, a manager for a mortgage broker who volunteered in groups for people overcoming substance abuse problems, died of lung cancer Thursday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The East Baltimore resident was 57.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, he earned an undergraduate degree in medicine at St. David's College in Wales.

He moved to Baltimore in 1981 and was a telemarketing manager at MCI Communications. Before retiring because of failing health last year, he was a training supervisor and assistant manager in the Towson office of United Equity, a mortgage broker. He had also worked for the Knox Financial Group in Canton.

Family members said Mr. Boston became active in community-based support groups for people overcoming addictions, including Narcotics Anonymous. He gave motivational and inspirational talks to groups several times a month.

Mr. Boston was a member of Omega Psi Fraternity, a service organization.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore Street and Lakewood Avenue, where he was a member.

Survivors include a son, Christopher Boston of Baltimore. His marriage of five years to the former Cheryl Banks, a Baltimore County schools speech pathologist, ended in divorce.

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