Mike Boylan
Mike Boylan
  • October 22, 1968 - January 26, 2017
  • Temple Terrace, Florida

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BOYLAN, Michael S., 48, passed away January 26, 2017. Born October 22, 1968 in Passaic, NJ, Mike grew up in Little Falls, Navesink (he always loved his “Sinkers”) and Highlands New Jersey. He later moved to Plant City, FL and in 1995 continued on to Temple Terrace were he resided until present day. Mike’s fun loving spirit attracted everyone. He loved life and wanted to experience everything it had to offer. His hobbies in his younger years included skateboarding and surfing and he transformed into a thrill seeking man in his later years. He enjoyed skydiving, ziplining, and enjoying a cold Miller Lite around a mud hole in his swamp buggies, side-by-side, on four wheelers with his closest friends and family. He also enjoyed sunny Florida days with the top down in his 1978 CJ 7 Jeep. After a car accident in 1999, Mike was given a second chance at life in 2000 by receiving a triple organ transplant (stomach, pancreas, and small intestine). Because of someone else’s generosity, Mike got to experience 16 1/2 bonus years. He raised three beautiful daughters with his high school sweet heart and soulmate. During these bonus years, Mike also started the second love of his life, his business Quality First, Inc. After years of being in the tree industry, he earned the nickname “Palm Tree Mike”. Putting his heart and soul into his business, he met and gained so many lifelong friends. Whether you were a customer or vendor, he would call you a buddy and you became family. He spoke highly of everyone he met. He loved the tree and landscape industry. Starting as an eighteen-year-old pulling weeds, he was hooked for life. He loved his work especially when he could get away from his desk or the phone you could find him out on the loaders showing the guys how it’s really done. Mike was known for his generosity not only with his donations but also with his time. He always made time for anyone who needed to talk and he loved to give advice. He truly put others before himself. Mike is survived by his wife and soulmate, Jennifer; daughters, Abigail and Vincent Penichet, Allyson Boylan and Reid Macko, Victoria Boylan and Alex Gonzalez and Amy and Travis Murray; brother, Matthew and Barbara Boylan; sisters, Christine Roughan, Laura Christiansen, and Theresa Flowers and Sonny Bob Tot McDonald; nephews, Christopher, Colton, Trent and Matthew; nieces, Devin, Miranda, Mariah (God Daughter); and many other cousins and extended family. Predeceased by father, Jack; mother, Suzanne; brother, Jack and nephew, Thomas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transplant House of Cleveland, 2007 E. 115th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44106 or to a local FFA organization. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Quality First, Inc. 9421 Harney Rd. Thonotosassa, FL 33592.