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Garrett (Gary) Boynosky

December 23, 1953 - January 28, 2016

Burial Date January 28, 2016

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Garrett (Gary) Alexander Boynosky, age 62, of Old Forge, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening at Geisinger Community Center in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Julianne Nehme Boynosky, and his daughter, his pride and joy whom he lovingly supported, Dr. Nicole Boynosky, MS, BVMS. He was born on December 23, 1953, the son of the late Edward J. and Theresa Zagorski Boynosky. Gary was a graduate of North Pocono High School and attended Paul Smith’s College before earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Hotel Management from the University of Denver in 1975. After spending several years in Las Vegas, Nevada, working as a Food and Beverage Manager at both the Showboat and Holiday Inn Casinos, he returned home and married Julianne.
With great pride he restored his generational family business, Julia’s Old Forge Hotel, an area landmark since 1907. Through his hard work and dedication he operated the business for nearly 40 years and forged an infinite number of friendships and relationships throughout the years.
Despite his short time with us all, Gary lived his life to the fullest. A world traveler, he was a master skier who had skied throughout Europe and the French Alpes. He loved being on or in the water, was a certified Search and Rescue Diver and even went shark diving in Tahiti. He loved riding his boats on Lake Wallenpaupack, taking his west coast sailing trips to Catalina Island, California and was an accomplished fisherman in both fly fishing and deep sea fishing in trophy waters. An outdoorsman, he also enjoyed hunting and both crossbow and skeet shooting. He was a talented athlete who loved golfing, playing tennis, swimming (a lifelong certified lifeguard) and biking, having taken countless desert biking trips through the Utah and Nevada deserts.
Beyond his accomplishments, it’s his big heart and smile that will long be remembered. His selfless and caring nature will be the foundation of a legacy he leaves behind with all family and friends. He will forever be missed.
He is survived by his mother-in-law, Ann Nehme of Taylor; his aunts, Janet Cross and husband Norman of VA, Betty Hydock and Margaret Santioni, both of Taylor; his uncle, Philip Nehme and wife Rose of Taylor; his nieces and nephews, Robin Boynosky of CA, and Kristopher Boynosky and wife Shannon of MN, April Valvano and husband Jamie of Scranton, Louis Nehme of Taylor, Joseph Reviello and wife Tina of Scranton, MacKenzie Nehme of NY; brothers-in-law, Maurice Nehme of Taylor and James Nehme of Honesdale; great nieces and great nephews and many cousins; and his rescue dog, Midori.
He was also preceded in death on January 24th by his brother, Edward Boynosky; and by his brother-in-law, Albert Nehme.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Monday at 10:00AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with an 11:00AM Funeral Mass at Saint Ann Maronite Church, 1320 Price Street in Scranton, celebrated by Msgr. Francis J. Marini, Pastor. Private interment, St. Mary’s Byzantine Cemetery, Taylor.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Sunday between 1-6:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s name to FACE Pet Foundation, 10455 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite 208, San Diego, CA., 92121.