Fulton Boyd

Death Notices July 31, 2013 0 Comments

Fulton Boyd, 89, a native of Chestnut Hill, died of cancer on June 6, 2013 at his home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he had lived for many years. Born on November 25, 1923 in Philadelphia, Fulton was the son of Eleanor and Joseph Boyd, long-time Chestnut Hill residents, and he was raised with his three sisters in their home on Springfield Avenue. He received his early education at the Penn Charter School and Los Alamos Ranch School before graduating from St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island. Fulton entered Princeton University in the fall of 1941 and, like so many other young men of his generation, his collegiate career was interrupted by World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force with stations in several European countries and an Honorable Discharge as 1st Lieutenant in June, 1946. He returned to Princeton, majored in economics and graduated in 1948. After a brief period on Wall Street, Fulton joined an investment bank in Rio de Janeiro and held executive positions with various financial institutions in Brazil and Argentina during the next fifty years. While living in Rio, he met Jean Paterson, a lovely Anglo-Brazilian, and they married in 1956. Following a decade in Buenos Aires with a British venture capitalist, the Boyds moved back to Brazil for good in 1966, settling into an active business and social life in Sao Paulo. Fulton was blessed with a warm, positive, energetic personality which brightened the lives of those he touched. He was an avid sportsman and retained a lifelong fondness for squash, tennis and golf. In recent years, the Boyds traveled actively throughout the world. They regularly visited their daughter, Cathy, a Chestnut Hill resident, but often on their way to Europe or China or the Middle East. Fulton was predeceased by his three sisters and is survived by Jean, his wife of 57 years, and his children, Cathy and Jody, who resides in Colorado.

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