Oct 31, 1933---Nov 16, 2022

Gerald (Jerry) Boyer, lifetime Kansas City area resident, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at the age of 89.

Jerry was born to Albert and Margaret (Conus) Boyer on October 31, 1933. He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, attended Wyandotte High School and married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Petsch, on June 6, 1953. Both he and Bonnie maintained lifelong friendships with many fellow Wyandotte graduates.

Shortly after marrying, Jerry joined his father and older brother Kenny to work in the family business known then as the Process Solvent Company. There he helped transform the business from a regional producer of specialty automotive chemicals into an industry-leading producer of specialty construction chemicals sold throughout the US, Canada and abroad.

During his time as president of ProSoCo, Jerrypioneered new methods to clean new masonry construction, remove difficult staining, protect porous masonry and restore the appearance and weather resistance of decaying stonework. He considered his personal involvement in restoration of United States Capitol Building, numerous state capitols, The Smithsonian Institution, Woolworth Building, and Grand Central Station among his proudest professional achievements.

Jerry and Bonnie Boyer were married for 62years until Bonnie’s death in 2015. Jerry is survived by his daughter Denise Boyer Curtis, and his 3 sons: Michael and wife Peggy; David and wife Anita; Bruce and wife Debbie.

In addition to his children, Jerry was a generous supporter of his 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Association in Jerry’s name are appreciated. Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com

 

Arrangements:

Porter Funeral Home

8535 Monrovia

Lenexa Kansas. 66215

(913) 438-6444.

 

Visitation from 5–7pm Monday, November 28

Funeral Service at 11am Tuesday, November 29

 

 

 

 

 



Condolences

Pat and Gary Gaunce Nov 20 ,2022

Friends ,Kansas City ,Kansas

It’s hard to lose a bestie you’ve had for over 80 years. We will cherish all the memories, laughs and tears we made together with Jerry, Bonnie and our families. Sadly we will be unable to attend his memorial as we will be out of state with family that week and plans that can’t be changed. Each of you will be in our thoughts and prayers at that time and we’re sending virtual hugs to all. We love you Boyers! Pat snd Gary

Anthony Fisher Nov 21 ,2022

Fisher Research Ltd ,London, England

On behalf of myself, Valerie, Iwan and all at Fisher Research I offer our deepest sympathy and will be thinking of you all at this sad time.

Louis Boyd III Nov 21 ,2022

Jerry had a significant influence on my life as a young salesman. I will always remember him fondly. My condolences to the family.

Sandy Francis Nov 21 ,2022

My condolences to the entire Boyer family as you grieve the loss of your father, father-in-law, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather. A man who was important in all of your lives. I know words cannot take away the loss you are feeling but keep his memory alive by sharing stories with each other. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

Jeff Konkle Nov 21 ,2022

Condolences to the Boyer family. While I did not know Jerry personally, his family and his company have had a lasting impact on mine. A true pioneer.

Gaetano (Guy) Mazza Nov 21 ,2022

employee ,Lincroft ,New Jersey

My deepest condolences to the Boyer family. I remember talking with Jerry at the holiday party. When he found out I was a New Yorker, he spoke with such passion about his past projects, and doing business in NYC. Sincerely Guy Mazza

Jean-Mathieu Garrett Nov 22 ,2022

Garrett Industrial Inc. ,La Baie, Québec, Canada ,Kansas

Eric and I wish to offer our sincere condolences to the Boyer family! Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time.

Jerry and Dana Gudenau Nov 22 ,2022

Business ,Honolulu ,Hawaii

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tammy Dauer Nov 28 ,2022

Employee Wholesale Distributor ,CINCINNATI ,Ohio

My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of a dear loved one that's touched the lives of so many.

Darcy Boyle Nov 28 ,2022

colleague ,Lawrence ,Kansas

I send my condolences to the Boyer family on your loss. I didn't know Jerry well but got the opportunity to interview him for PROSOCO around the beginning of 2014, and he spoke so fondly about his time in New York City and the buildings he worked on. The pride he took in his work, his business and his family was undeniable.

David Pennington Nov 28 ,2022

Employee ,Allen ,Texas

My condolences to the Boyer family. I've had the honor of meeting Jerry a few times over the years, through PROSOCO, and always enjoyed our conversations and his passion. Myself and my family are truly grateful for the company that Jerry has helped build, and the principles on which it was founded. I hope all of the family and closest friends find comfort through this difficult time.

Chris Hockenbarger Nov 28 ,2022

Our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers to the Boyer family. God Bless

Chris Hockenbarger Nov 28 ,2022

Our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers to the Boyer family. God Bless

Andy Harrington Nov 28 ,2022

Employee ,Lawrence ,Kansas

My prayers and deepest condolences to the Boyer family.

Steve Long Nov 30 ,2022

Worked with him ,Wayne ,Pennsylvania

My condolences to the entire Boyer family, I remember working with Jerry back in the 80s-90s visiting with him at the world of concrete and the masonry show. I was lucky to be at the US Capital when he was there with Bob Dole. Always enjoyed those times. Jerry was a true entrepreneur, and a good man.

Emile Kishek Dec 02 ,2022

Fellow member of SWRI ,San Francisco ,California

Had the privilege of meeting Jerry in the early 80's when I joined SWRI. Great man and was a true leader in his business. May God rest his soul in peace and comforts all the members of his family.

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Nov 28 ,2022
Time:
5:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Nov 29 ,2022
Time:
11:00 AM
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