Age 60, of Claymont, DE, died Tuesday,
September 21, 2010, at the Compassionate Care Unit of St. Francis Hospital
in Wilmington, DE, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 17, 1950, he
was a son of Albert Boyd, Sr., (deceased) and Renee Leveille Boyd of
Chester, PA. Albert grew up in Chester, PA and attended St. James High
School, Nether Providence High School, and West Chester University.
known as "Skip" and "Brother Al," Albert was a gifted
and multi-talented jazz musician who was primarily known for his wizardry
of the Hammond organ. Well-known in the tri-state area's music circuit, he
made his living as a master piano technician for the last 30 years. He not
only had a deep interest in both local and world history, but was a
self-professed World War historian. In addition, Al was a proud and active
associate member of Delaware Veterans Post #1 in North Wilmington. He was
an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and also enjoyed bass fishing.
survived by his spouse, Lynne Boyd of Claymont, DE; daughter, Michelle Boyd
Romero of Fort Worth, TX; son, Thomas Boyd of New Holland, PA; daughter,
Adrienne Boyd of New Holland, PA, siblings, Barbara Barr, Patricia
Opdenaker, Thomas Boyd and Donald Boyd, and grandchildren, Miranda
Besecker, Samantha Boyd, Trevor Boyd, Nicholas Romero and Maxwell Boyd. Al
is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as close friends
and family of Central Florida where he resided between 1987 and 1991.
service will be held on Tuesday, September 28, at Holy Rosary Catholic
Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703 from 4-5 pm. The family
may be greeted between 3:30 -4pm.
lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Al's name to the Wounded Warrior
Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Speak to Al's daughter, Adrienne,
with questions. To express an online condolence, visit