Jack Irwin Boyland, of Convent Station, NJ, ascended into Heaven on 9 October 2015—peacefully, and, surrounded by his loving family. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-nine years, Audrey J. (nee Hannon)…daughter, Susan C. (husband, Frank S.) and their two sons, Jack Ryan Francis and MIDN 1/C Jordan Martin Quinn (U.S.N.A.)…and…daughter, Wendy J. (husband, Kenneth J.) and their two sons, Blake Patrick and Michael Broderick.
Jack’s studies led him through the welcoming doors of Seton Hall University, where he achieved a B.S. degree in Pre-Med. Jack was then, welcomed by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, where he achieved a B.S. degree in Pharmacy. Subsequently, Jack married his “ALL TIME SWEETHEART,” Audrey. He was warmly welcomed into Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he achieved a Masters degree in Business Management, graduating Cum Laude.
To back up, Jack enlisted in The U.S. Naval Reserve in 1948, after having proudly served in the U.S. National Guard. He completed the Reserve Officers Candidate School while attending Seton Hall, commissioning as a Line Officer: 1951. During the Korean War, Jack was active duty, serving proudly aboard The USS Holder DDE 819, Destroyer, as a Line Officer…his “home upon the oceans and seas” to stay within his wonderful and patriotic heart forever. Following the war, concurrent with his ongoing education and private sector career, Jack progressed in the naval reserve with intermittent roles in active duty. Jack graduated from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island: 1964, which led to his appointed positions: Naval Office of Legislative Affairs/Naval Opps/House Of Representatives, at The Pentagon, as well as many other distinguished duties to our country, retiring as Captain USNR: Rear Admiral Selection Zone: 1989. While serving his country, Jack pursued a career as a Clinical Pharmacist with Wyeth Labs: 1956-1961, Roche Labs: 1961-1995, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals: 1997-2010…when he “retired.” Intermittently, Jack was a consultant in the Pharmaceutical/Medical industry…and…remained active in his endeavors until the present.
Captain Jack bids a momentary adieu to so many, whose lives were touched…in countless ways…all around the globe. He lived his earthly life with honesty, integrity, and generosity “to the nines.” Jack never wanted to be doted on. He is remembered by all as the most gentile and humble, kind and loving spirit—“the stuff that dreams are made of.” Jack remained a believer…a fighter, to stay here with all of us, until his last earthly breath was taken. His heart continues to beat within his family, as most of all, Jack has always taken care of all of us—and—well beyond. When the sun shines, he is smiling. As the sun sets, he is telling us to put our heads upon his broad and strong shoulders. As the sky darkens, Jack embraces our emptiness and fills our hearts with warmth. We can be sure that Captain Jack I. Boyland has been welcomed by The Lord and he is, now, “squaring things away” as a Five Star Admiral! Moreover, he is at peace…he knows our hearts…and he is always looking out for us as he did while he was here. His kind heart lives on within every soul he touched, and, our beloved husband, Daddy, Grampa will continue to be our North Star.
Jack’s parents and sister were there at The Pearly Gates along with countless others—God’s Heavenly Angels—to reunite and escalate him from our Earth Angel to His Heavenly Angel.
Captain Jack I. Boyland, we hear, has been appointed by Our Lord to His rank of Six Star Admiral. Fair winds and following seas, our dearest Jack. Thank you for eternally “HAVING OUR SIX” as we can only sing praises to you and do right by you. We take your guidance and mentoring as we walk forward, in prayer: strong and loud, in honor of you. Go Yankees!!! “I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places”…