Paul Boland

Born: Fri., Mar. 25, 1932
Died: Sat., May 29, 2010

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Paul Boland, age 78, of Eatonton, Georgia, died on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. Mr. Boland was a native of Manchester, NH born to the late Edward Boland and Rose Boland. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a Doctorate Degree in both Mathematics and Chemical Engineering and was a member of Sigma Xi Society, Pi Mu Epsilon Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi. He married his wife Angie in 1953. He served his country in the United States Army as a medic during the Korean War. From 1958 until 1968 he taught mathematics and worked in the High Temperature Materials Division of the Engineering Experiment Station at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he was instrumental in the development of the ceramic heat shields used as tiles on the NASA Space Shuttles today. An early pioneer in the computer industry, he later started his own successful business, Dedicated Marketing International, and retired to Eatonton where he has lived for the past sixteen years. He was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed volunteering his time to both youth league and high school baseball teams; he enjoyed his family, friends, golf and travel. He was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church of Greensboro.

Paul is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years Angie; daughter Laura Matta; sons Joseph Boland; Tom Boland; Matt Boland; and Jason Boland; brother Richard Boland; sixteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many relatives and close friends.

Memorial Services will be held Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Court, Social Circle, GA 30025. The family will receive friends after the service at the Historic Hall-Thomas House next to the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Cathy and Harley Wood
   Posted Sun May 30, 2010
Angie, We have you and the family in our thought and prayers. If there is anything we can do please let me know. Psalm 23 A psalm of David. 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, [a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Gene & Vicky Campbell
   Posted Tue June 01, 2010
Angie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tom Tabb
   Posted Tue June 01, 2010
Dear Boland Family, Paul was a special man. I know your Faith in God and your many wonderful memories of him will sustain you. He had a warm, caring presence and he always made you feel welcome. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please call me if I can help you in any way. Sincerely, Tom Tabb

Kay Eadie
   Posted Tue June 01, 2010
Angie, I was so sorry to hear about Paul's death. Know that he is in a better place. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Kay and John Eadie

Theresa Huffman Carson (Jeannie Bolands daughter)
   Posted Wed June 02, 2010
Dear Aunt Angie & my cousins, I am so sad to hear of Uncle Paul's passing. If we had known...we would be ther for you right know!My thoughts and prayers are with you! Since I live in Fl. I have seen the space shuttle launch from my front yard. I always brag to everyone about Uncle Paul's hand in heat deflector part of the operation!!!I remember him working on the development of the nose cones of the old rockets.....before the space shuttle! I have passed through and tried to see you on my way to S.C. but I never seem to catch you at home! I am going that way in November as I have a Gran Baby due and I would love to see you!!!!! God Bless You & I Love You! Theresa

Lisa Huffman Skinner
   Posted Wed June 02, 2010
My sincere condolances to Aunt Angel and family for the loss of a good man,husband and father. I have not seen Uncle Paul in a long time, but I have never forgotten him as being,a smart and kind man,and always smiling.I know my mother Jean loved him so,and now he is in Heaven with her.Love Lisa

Marilyn Gannaway
   Posted Wed June 02, 2010
Dear Angel and Family, Wayne and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Paul. Paul possessed a sweet spirit and I have always remembered what a brilliant mind he had. His love for you and the family has always been evident. Tho it has been several years since we have been in his company, when we had the opportunity to be around him, no matter how briefly, he made us feel he cared about us and was happy to be with us. Our prayer for you and the family is that God will sustain you through your loss. Remember, God will not just walk with you, but CARRY you. Stay strong in your faith. I am sorry we cannot be there with you but know you are loved and we are there with you in spirit. We truly care. Love,Cousin Marilyn and Wayne.

Chris Ramsay
   Posted Wed June 02, 2010
Hello Angie, This is Chris from The Townehouse. You and Paul were one of my special friends in Greensboro. I hope you will remember the best of your life together. Have peace in knowing what an impact you both have made in the lives of others. My thoughts and prays are with you, Chris Ramsay

Denise Huffman James
   Posted Wed June 02, 2010
Dear Aunt Angel and cousins, Joey, Laura, Tommy, Matt, and Jason, I am very sorry to hear of Uncle Paul's passing. I think of you all often. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Denise and William James