Frank Lyn Boyce Jr., restaurant designer, dies

He was also a decorated veteran

September 29, 2010|By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun

Frank Lyn Boyce Jr., a restaurant designer and decorated Vietnam War veteran, died of cancer Sept. 24 at his Catonsville home. He was 63.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Westminster, he was a 1965 Westminster High School graduate. He wrestled and played soccer, basketball and tennis.

Mr. Boyce joined the Army in 1966 and served two tours in Vietnam and participated in the Tet offensive. He was a sergeant in the 182nd Airborne. Among his awards were the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with an Oak Leaf Cluster. He left military service in 1972.

He then went into restaurant design and construction. He planned and built restaurants in Baltimore, Washington and Northern Virginia. Business colleagues said he worked in kitchen and interior design for the food and beverage industry.

Mr. Boyce, a painter, displayed his oils at Savage Mill. He also remained active in sports.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Dimitri's, 2205 Frederick Road in Catonsville.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, the former Brenda Marshall; a daughter, Christine Kirker of Sykesville; two stepsons, Brian Cartwright of Wake Forest, N.C., and William Cartwright of Corpus Christi, Texas; two stepdaughters, Jacqueline Guinta of Edmond, Okla., and Veronica Cartwright of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Michael Boyce of Florida; two sisters, Pamela Conley of Macon, Ga., and Cheryl Boyce of Westminster; and six grandchildren.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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