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1958 Stephen 2023

Stephen J Boyles

March 10, 1958 — August 28, 2023

Altoona

Stephen Jeffery Boyles, born March 10th, 1958 was called home on August 28th,2023 to be with his Mother, Father, and Brother. Steve was the definition of unconditional love. He radiated kindness, compassion, and empathy for all who knew him, and to know him was to love him!

He was an avid outdoorsman as well as a sporting clay shooter. He loved to hunt and go fishing with his best friend, Hal. He always looked forward to taking a yearly trip to the family camp in Illinois, where he spent time connecting with friends and enjoying nature. If you were lucky enough, or dare it be said, brave enough, to take a ride with him in his truck, he would play his favorite 80’s station and quiz you on who sang the song. He loved action movies, and the outdoor channel. He loved to mow the grass on his Bad Boy riding mower. Steve was a grill master, but still enjoyed dinners at Texas Roadhouse where he could pick out his own steak. He spent every morning reading daily devotionals and was the embodiment of “One Day at a Time”. If you had the pleasure of getting a text from him, it was a guarantee that he'd tell you to, “Keep up the good work and I’m proud of you”.

He taught his children John, Shanon and Brittany how to shoot their first guns. He never failed to surround his children with love and encouragement. He loved going to Missouri where he could spend quality time with his grandchildren, Lane and Dakota, and help his son with his food plots and hanging tree stands. His laugh was infectious, and his smile could light up an entire room.

Uncle Stevie enjoyed hunting and spending that one on one time with his Little Buddy Richie and spending time together. Uncle Stevie and his niece, Olive, were the best of buddies. They were two peas in a pod. They loved telling each other jokes and riddles and loved each other so much. He always told her she was the apple of his eye, and she was so special to him. His face lit up and he grinned ear to ear every time he saw her. We will all miss hearing him say, “I love you Miss Olive”. He will always be in her heart.

Steve had a warming presence that naturally drew people to him. Whether it be your first-time meeting, or your 100th, he would treat you with kindness, and there is no doubt you wouldn’t laugh from the stories he told. He cracked jokes and connected with everyone he came in contact with all the way until the end.

He was everything a good father should be to his children, and stuck by their sides through every trial and tribulation. He was selfless, caring, and devoted to his family. He taught us so much in his 65 years on Earth, except how to continue to live in a world where he no longer is physically with us. He was “Da Man”.

Live and love how Steve did, because that’s all he would want. When you are in the woods hunting, or on the water fishing, think of him, feel his presence, and most importantly, remember him.

He graduated from Altoona Area High School in 1976. He worked in the parts and service automotive industry his entire career and found a way to connect with each and every client he came into contact with.

Surviving are his children, John Boyles and his wife Kari, Shanon Boyles, and Brittany Boyles. His brother, Tim Boyles. His little buddy Rich, Jen Boyles and Olive Boyles. His grandchildren, Dakota and Lane Boyles

Preceding in death are his parents Marvin and Patty Boyles, and his brother Rich Boyles Sr.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk foundation, RMEF.org.

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, September 2, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc

719 N 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc

719 N 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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