The Rev. Cleo Y. Boyd, 89, Baptist...


The Rev. Cleo Y. Boyd, 89, Baptist minister

The Rev. Cleo Y. Boyd, a retired Baptist minister, died Dec. 12 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of pneumonia. He was 89.

Mr. Boyd, a member of the American Baptist Convention, founded several churches, took interim assignments to help struggling churches and was pastor of congregations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Jersey.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, he received a bachelor of arts from Eastern Michigan University in 1931 and a bachelor of divinity degree in 1934 from the Colgate Rochester Divinity School in New York.

He and his wife, the former L. Thiel Oakley, enjoyed traveling. They organized several trips to the Holy Land.

Mr. Boyd retired from the ministry in 1986, the same year his wife died. A year later, he moved from Detroit to Baltimore and became a volunteer at Union Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service was held Dec. 18 at University Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Arthur Meyer Boyd of Baltimore; and two daughters, Eloise Boyd and Joanne Bowles, both of Michigan.

Edward R. Fallon Jr., 77, Air Force pilot, executive

Edward Robert Fallon Jr., a retired Air Force pilot and former vice president of an Annapolis management consultant firm, died Dec. 20 at a son's home in Bel Air after a long battle with cancer. The Severna Park resident was 77.

Mr. Fallon was born in Lynn, Mass., and briefly attended the University of Vermont. Joining the Air Force in 1941, he served as a combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War. He also flew in the Strategic Air Command. In 1964, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland College Park. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 1973.

From 1973 to 1986, he was vice president of LME Inc., a management consultant firm in Annapolis.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at St. Andrew by the Bay Roman Catholic Church in Cape St. Claire.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, the former Patricia Hart; two sons, Martin Fallon of Bel Air and Brian Fallon of Fairfax, Va.; three daughters, Judith Kelly of Dublin, Ireland, Jane Zeihmn of Los Alamos, N.M., and Gail Burns of Arnold; and six grandchildren.

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Pub Date: 12/26/96

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