Obituaries – 05-01-2019

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Robert “Pirate Bob”Boyd, a longtime active member and honorary member for life of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, died April 20. A service is planned May 11 at Roser Memorial Community Church.

Robert ‘Bob’ Kenneth Boyd

Robert “Bob” Kenneth Boyd, 72, died April 20. He was born May 2, 1947, to Arthur R. and Dorothy M. in Brooklyn in New York City.

He attended Anna Maria Elementary before his family moved to Ohio.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent time in Germany, where he acquired a taste for wine.

He and his wife, Alwana L., moved to Florida in 1969.

He became a hairstylist and owned and operated Bob’s Hair & Co. in Anna Maria for 20 years. After he sold his business, he went to work with Hair Dimensions in Bradenton, where he worked every day.

He was an active member of the Anna Maria Island Privateers since 1976, known as “Pirate Bob” and serving as the captain, vice president and president and later named an honorary member.

He had the kindest, gentlest heart and will be missed.

A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial donations may be made to the Roser Memorial Community Church ministries, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Alwana L.; niece Renee Kirkley and husband Patrick; nephew Darren Baker; cousins Robert and Francis McGlynn; and nieces Charlene, Linda, Brandon Kirkley and Danica Dean.

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