Reverend Robert Boston

Obituary of Reverend Robert S. Boston

Reverend Robert S. Boston, 83, passed away on April 14, 2018, at Ellis Hospital. He was born January 1, 1935, in Ontario, Oregon, graduated Ontario High School in 1953. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1953, serving as a translator of Russian Military Communications, following by his honorary discharge in 1957. 


He attended the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, graduating in 1961. He continued his eduction at Drew University, School of Theology in Madison, NJ, then graduating in 1964; becoming a United Methodist Minister. 


While at Drew University, he met his future wife Beverly (Cole) Boston. They married on June 27, 1964. They began serving churches of the United Methodist Church: Glens Falls (NY), Shelley (ID), Burlington and Rutland (VT), Center Brunswick, Pauling Avenue in Troy, Broadway Schdy, Esperance, Milford (New York), as well as numerous others.


Robert is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Boston and Son and Daughter-In-Law, Brian and Katrina Boston; grandchildren, Christopher and Tara Gage, Joshua and Matthew Boston; great grandchildren, Kameryn and Jaidyn, Aiden and Liam. Robert is also survived by his brother, James (Phyllis) Boston and sister, Susan (Douglas) Barnes in Oregon and sister-in-law, Barbara (Peter) Notch.


He was also a member of several Fire Departments, serving as Department Chaplain and Fire Police. 


Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, April 17th, at the Glenville Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 12 PM on Wednesday, April 18th, at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, with The Rev. Caroline Simmons from Rotterdam United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rotterdam United Methodist Church, 1915 Helderberg Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12306. Online condolences may  be made at

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Calling Hours

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States

Funeral Services

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States
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