Myron Boluch

August 7, 2018

Myron  Boluch  of  Scituate  died  on August 7 at the age of 95 at the Bedford Veterans Long Term Care Facility. Myron “Mike’ loved life and lived it to its fullest.  Raised in Amherst, MA he was the son of the late Anna Bohuslawska and Wasyl Boluch.  He graduated from Amherst  High  School,  and  in  1944 from Amherst College where he played baseball  and  graduated  Magna  Cum Laude  and  was  a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.  He received his J.D.  in  1950  from  Harvard  Law  School.   Devoted  to  his  country,  he  served  a total of 27 years active and reserve duty in the US Merchant Marine and US Navy. Husband  of  the  late  Louise  Doyle Boluch,  brother  of  the  late  Pauline Boluch  of  Amherst,  Eleanor  Utrecht  of Cincinnati,  Bohdan  Boluch  of  Amherst, and Theodore Boluch of Albany, New York.    Myron is  survived  by  his beloved daughters Kathleen of Cohasset,  Anne  and  her  husband  Anthony Vegnani  of  Scituate,  and  Mary  and  her husband Peter Kennefick of Walpole.   He was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia.  He is also survived by his 8 adoring grandchildren: Ariel, Michael, Jack, Olivia, William, Mathew, Allison and Sophia.  Myron will be forever remembered  by his  nieces,  nephews  and extended family and dear friends. Dedicated to his country, Myron left  Amherst  College  in  the  fall  of  1941 to  enlist  in  the  Navy  right  after  the Japanese  bombed  Pearl  Harbor.    He was  sent  to  officer  training  school  at Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy, graduating  with  special  honors,  and soon  found  himself  on  a  transport carrying  500  troops  to  Normandy.   His  next  assignment  was  on  the  SS Thomas Donaldson carrying supplies with a convoy to the Russian Port of Murmansk.  Half way to its destination, the ship was torpedoed by a German U boat, and Myron was one of the few survivors.    When  the  war  ended  he f inished at Amherst College and one week  after  receiving  his  law  degree from Harvard, he went back on active duty with the Navy when the Korean War broke out. He was discharged from the Navy as a Lt. Commander in 1953.   He received  many  commendations including  a  D-day  invasion  medal.    On October 8, 1992 he received a Bronze Medal  for  his  actions  during  the  deadly “Murmansk  run.”    In  1955  he  married Louise  Doyle  and  they  resided  happily in Scituate for over 50 years. Myron  practiced  law  for  60  years, specializing in Admiralty, Railroad, Labor and personal injury law.  He was Master and Arbitrator by appointment,  handling  cases  throughout  New England,  including  the  Andrea  Doria collision.    He  was  an  original  member of  the  Harvard  Law  Defenders.    They were  considered  pioneers  who  assisted countless defendants nearly 15 years before  attorneys  were  appointed  pubic expense to represent clients. Myron  was an active  member  of  the Scituate community.  He was a member of  the  Conservation  Committee  and  the Renewable Energy Committee.  An avid outdoorsman and hunter, he was a lifetime  member  of  the  NRA and member and legal counsel for the Scituate Rod and Gun Club. He was devoted to his Ukrainian heritage  as  a  member  of  the  Ukrainian National Association and Ukrainian American Veterans, Post 31 Boston.   His many hobbies included, clamming, bee keeping (Uncle Myron’s Honey) as well  caning  chairs.    He  adored  his  wife and his girls and was passionate about spending time with his grandchildren. Visiting  hours:  Monday,  August  20 from 3-7 pm at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home at 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA.  A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday,  August  21  at  Christ  the  King Ukrainian  Catholic  Church,  146  Forest Hills St. in Jamaica Plain 02130 at 10 am.    Services  will  conclude  with  burial at  the  National  Cemetery  in  Bourne, MA at 2:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Myron’s memory may be made to celebrate his love of reading by sending  support  to  the  Scituate  Library Foundation, 85 Branch Street, Scituate MA 02066 or to support the families of veterans  at  “The  Fisher  House”  PO  Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071.

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