Lawrence E. Boord

November 15, 2012

Lawrence E. Boord

Retired coal miner was devoted to family

Lawrence E. “Butch” Boord, 55, of Greensboro, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., with his loving family by his side.

He was born November 28, 1956, in Uniontown, son of Paul Boord and Julia Nabors Boord of Point Marion.

Deceased is his father-in-law, Steve Kalafsky.

Mr. Boord was a graduate of Albert Gallatin High School, Class of 1974.

He was a retired coal miner, having worked for Duquesne Light and new Warwick Mines, and a member of UMWA Local 6310.

A talented chef, he attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute of Pittsburgh. Most recently, he was a certified mine instructor through the Mine Safety and Health Administration and enjoyed teaching young aspiring coal miners.

Mr. Boord was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He loved gardening, building furniture in his workshop, cooking and sports, especially coaching his sons’ sports teams. He also loved to draw pictures of family and friends.

Mr. Boord had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on his face.

In addition to his parents, surviving are his wife of 34 years, Janet Kalafsky Boord; a daughter, Brianna Vanata and husband John of Greensboro; two sons, Christopher and Jesse Boord of Greensboro; two grandchildren, John and Sophia Vanata; a sister, Celia Smith of Point Marion; a mother-in-law, Gertrude Kalafsky of Greensboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received for a celebration of Mr. Boord’s life from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 17, in Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, Thomas B. Rudolph, funeral director and supervisor, 15 Main Street, Point Marion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greensboro Volunteer Fire Department.

The Boord family appreciates the help of neighbors who aided them during their tragic time.



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