Cumberland—Richard Rheul “Dick” Bolyard, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Western Maryland Health Center.
Born in Morgantown, WV on August 13, 1945, he was the son of the late Eileen (Watkins) Bolyard and Chester Bolyard. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Raymond Bucklew.
Dick was a graduate of Morgantown High School, class of 1963. Following high school, Dick enlisted in the Army where he served in Viet Nam. Upon being discharged, Dick was employed by PPG Industries in Cumberland, and Chemetron Industries in Russell, KY. He was later employed and retired from AMM Corporation in Cumberland.
Dick was a member of the Viet Nam Veterans Association and the Oldtown VFW. He was an avid West Virginia University sports fan, and a Washington Redskins football loyalist.
Dick is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carla (Slider) Bolyard; one son, Eric Shane Bolyard and wife Melinda, Cumberland; sisters, Josephine “Jo” Bucklew, Winchester and Linda Queen and husband Louis, Morgantown; brother-in-law, William “Bill” Slider and wife Debbie, Oldtown, MD; sisters-in-law, Pat Correll and husband Rev. Merle Correll, Oldtown, MD, Sandy Beck and husband John, Oldtown, MD, Bonnie Goede and husband Byron, Jacksonville, FL, Linda Nelson and husband Ed, Charlottesville, VA, and Cheri Talarico and husband Jim, Schuyler, VA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11 A.M. with Rev. Merle Correll and Pastor Barney Piper officiating.
Burial will be in Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Paw Paw, WV. Military Honors will be accorded by the Vietnam Veterans of American, Chapter #172.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers their friends and family members make memorial contributions to the Oldtown VFW, 18504 Oldtown Rd SE, Oldtown, MD 21555; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #172, 17 N Liberty Street, Cumberland, MD 21502; or the Allegany County Animal Shelter, 716 Furnace St, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com