John Boyd
John Boyd
  • September 6, 1966 - May 7, 2017
  • Rye Brook, New York

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John Cummings Boyd, known to his family, friends, and colleagues as Corky, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 7th. Corky was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Growing up, he loved the Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University where he was in the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Corky also went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Technical Design and Production from the Yale University School of Drama.

Corky devoted much of his life to his love of theater, spending more than 24 years working professionally on the technical side managing the creation of scenery and automation for Broadway shows including Aladdin, Lion King, Hamilton, Matilda, and Billy Elliot. He was a Visiting Lecturer at the Yale School of Drama. Corky also loved sailing and the outdoors and is a former Commodore of the Cedarhurst Yacht Club.

Corky was a wonderful husband, amazing father, and a devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was honest, hardworking, and caring.

Corky is survived by his wife Christine, son William, his mother Bette, father Larry and stepmother Linda, his brothers and their families Thomas, Lorie, Parker, Branner and Michael, Antra, Morgan, and Collin. He will also be dearly missed by his cousins, aunts, uncles, and by the family he gained when he married Christine--Dominic, Camille, Robert, Karen, Katherine, and Alexandra Caruso.

His family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 10th from 4pm - 8pm at the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch St. Greenwich, CT 06830 and again on Thursday, May 11 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, 10am at St. Paul Parish, 84 Sherwood Avenue (off King Street) Greenwich, CT 06831. To leave an online condolence please visit